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A 38-year-old female asked:

had colonoscopy and gastroscopy with versed and fentanyl? however, sedation did not work and felt everything. how could this happen?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Conscious sedation : The colonoscopy and gastroscopy are benign, non invasive and fast procedure that requires conscious intravenous sedation. Versed and fentanyl is the combo that anesthesiologist use for this task. If more profound sedation is need it deep sedation agents are used.
Dr. Ionel Rad
Dr. Ionel Rad commented
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
When sedation is performed with versed and fentanyl, there is a real risk of remembering the procedure. Anesthesiologists sometimes use stronger medications that have a lower rate of awareness.
Dec 13, 2013

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