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A 31-year-old male asked:
should i determine that i want also ileum be inspected during direct to consumer colonoscopy?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Colonoscopy.: An examination the terminal ileum should be a routine part of the colonoscopy. If you have a specific concern, discuss such with your Gastroenterologist to make sure that this is a part of his/her planned procedure for you.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
What happens during a virtual colonoscopy?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Virtual: You are in a cat scanner, with air and sometimes contrast pumped into you. Unpleasant and not as accurate as a regular colonoscopy. Also, if something is found, youmwill need a colonoscopy anyway.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Who will perform my colonoscopy?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Physician: The colonoscopy will be done by your physician-either a gastroenterologist or a colon-rectal surgeon. A nurse or technician may help the physician.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Why does it take 2-4 hours to perform the colonoscopy?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
30 minutes: Colonoscopies usually take between 15-30 minutes to complete. Facilities typically ask patients to arrive an hour early for check-in and preparation. Patients are observed for 30 minutes after the exam for a total facility time of about 2 hours.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Could a colonoscopy make my hernia worse?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Doubtful: Not likely to make hernia worse.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Is it okay to play contact sports the day before a colonoscopy?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 17 years experience
1: There is no known contraindication to playing contact sports the day prior to a screening colonoscopy. For a diagnostic colonoscopy, it would be wise to understand the need for the test, i.e. Is it for abdominal pain, irregular bowel habits, bleeding, etc?
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