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A 61-year-old female asked:

I need to take colonoscopy. i am so afraid i am having anxiety attacks. who can i talk to professionally that can help me?

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Dr. Derek Skinner
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Gastoenterologist: The thought of an endoscopy is terrifying to most patients so don't feel bad. I usually encourage my patients to either ask myself or the gastroenterologist who will be performing the procedure. They should be willing to answer your questions. If they won't answer your questions use a different doctor.

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