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Do you need an analgesic for colonoscopy if diprivan is given?

Do you need an analgesic for colonoscopy if diprivan is given?

Not usually: Diprivan, or propofol, is a medication used by professional anesthesiology personnel for sedation or to induce general anesthesia. When used for colonoscopy, it makes the patient sleep comfortably and wake up promptly. Since colonoscopy does not usually result in any pain afterwards other than a little cramping, other pain medications are not usually necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Do you need to have an analgesic for colonoscopy? Is diprivan common?

Do you need to have an analgesic for colonoscopy? Is diprivan common?

Not necessarily.: You don't need to have any sedation or analgesia for a colonoscopy, but it depends on your response to pain and your colon anatomy. I had my colonoscopy wide awake without sedation and went to work right afterwards. Diprivan is relatively common and depends on physician or regional preference. ...Read more

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Could you need an analgesic for colonoscopy if diprivan is being given?

Could you need an analgesic for colonoscopy if diprivan is being given?

Possible: Diprivan (propofol) is often used in sedation for colonoscopy. However, the person providing the sedation (md, aa, crna, rn) can choose to also give analgesics also my with the diprivan. Please discuss this issue with the provider before, and ensure all your questions are answered. ...Read more

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Do doctors use propofol for a colonoscopy?

Do doctors use propofol for a colonoscopy?

Yes: Propofol can be used, many times this requires an additional physician, an anesthesiologist or anesthetist. Sedation by the endoscopist is also accomplished by using versed and fentanyl. Options vary among endoscopists and hospitals. ...Read more

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What type of sedation is safer for a colonoscopy? Concerned about propofol.

Proofol: Is probably the best, it wears completely off in very short time. Benzodiazepines and narcotics, even short-acting, have a residual effect making you drowsy and possibly sick for the rest of the day. Propofol is an antiemetic. But Propofol requires constant monitoring and special skills to administer to be as safe. ...Read more

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Dr. insists on using propofol for colonoscopy/endoscopy, can I insist on light propofol? Would it be wise to do so?

Wisdom: You would be wise to rely on the education and experience of your doctor. The term "light propofol" can only mean "inadequate dose." It is a remarkably safe drug (when administered by trained personnel), and wears off very quickly. ...Read more

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Propofol administered by a nurse anesthesiologist for a colonoscopy. Should that be of concern?

Propofol administered by a nurse anesthesiologist for a colonoscopy. Should that be of concern?

Depends: In the us, the term "anesthesiologist" means a fully-trained physician. A crna is a nurse anesthetist, not a doctor. Make sure a physician anesthesiologist is available for backup and supervision of a nurse anesthetist. Propofol is a good med for sedation for colonoscopy, but needs careful monitoring of breathing and blood pressure. The procedure won't take long, and you'll wake up quickly. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to have a colonoscopy using propofol if i have Brugada syndrome? Will it cause an episode of VT or VF?

Is it safe for me to have a colonoscopy using propofol if i have Brugada syndrome? Will it cause an episode of VT or VF?

Yes with precautions: Although propofol may result in malignant arrhythmias in some Brugada syndrome patients, it has been used uneventfully in numerous other Brugada syndrome patients. When appropriate measures are taken anesthesia with propofol can most often be performed safely in Brugada syndrome patients. For detailed information on anesthesia in Brugada syndrome see: http://bit.ly/2bhf1Zz ...Read more

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I am scheduled for a colonoscopy. Is a facility able to enforce anesthesia if I do not want to take it. They use propofol and I don't want it.

I am scheduled for a colonoscopy. Is a facility able to enforce anesthesia if I do not want to take it.  They use propofol and I don't want it.

Informed consent: Nothing should be done before explaining pros and cons and obtaining your permission. Propofol is not the only choice, although it is probably best drug for it today. One can undergo colonoscopy without any anesthesia, the experience is likely to be quite unpleasant and stressful and conditions for the doctor performing it suboptimal, so I would invite you to address all your concerns beforehand. ...Read more

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My doctor said he might use propofol during the colonoscopy. Isn't that the stuff that michael jackson took?

My doctor said he might use propofol during the colonoscopy. Isn't that the stuff that michael jackson took?

Yes: And if he was having a colonoscopy I would use that on him too. But he is no longer alive because he was taking that drug for the wrong reasons and most importantly he was not monitored properly by an anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Is concious sedetion for a colonoscopy not recommended for people w anxiety disorder? Full sedation best? Propofol?

Is concious sedetion for a colonoscopy not recommended for people w anxiety disorder? Full sedation best? Propofol?

Conscious sedation: Is safer and relaxes you so you do not remember the procedure. You are in a twilight type sleep during the procedure so it is fine with anxiety. ...Read more

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Scheduled for colonoscopy. What is the generally used anesthetic for Thai procedure? Propofol? Had a bad reaction upon waking from surgery while on it.

Why ask here? : It may be propofol, it may be midazolam, it may be fentanyl. Different docs use different drugs. Why don't you ask them? Call 'em up. Be sure to check with your insurance carrier. Some will cover certain drugs and others won't. If your doc's choice is not covered, be sure to let them know. They may be able to get authorization from your carrier. Getting one may take a few years (a joke, sort of). ...Read more

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Met with gastro. Suggests a colonoscopy. He only uses propofol as sedation administered by a nurse anesthesiologist. Should i be concerned?

Scope: Absolutley you should be concerned. Firstly why can he not do this without Propofol — using other IV agents? Secondly if he uses the crna who is the supervising anesthesiologist? Thirdly if there is no anesthesiologist and he is the supervising md then is he certified in bls and acls? ...Read more

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Propofol (450 mg/ 30 min procedure)sedation at conception I had a colonoscopy at the time I ovulated and conceived. Should i be concerned?

No: We use Propofol for sedation and induction of anesthesia in pregnant women without consequences. There will be no consequences to your baby. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy wed of this week. When does the effects of the meds given wear off? Versed, Propofol and some nausea med. Colonoscopy was negative!

Usually quickly. : These meds typically wear off in a matter of a few hours (can be significantly longer if you have kidney disease) but you can feel groggy for a day. You should be back to normal the next day. If not see your dr. ...Read more

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