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Doctor insights on: Anesthetic Related Problems During Colonoscopy

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What kind of anesthetic is given for colonoscopies and endoscopies? gas or a drug or something else?

What kind of anesthetic is given for colonoscopies and endoscopies? gas or a drug or something else?

Avoid confusion: If we answer - even w/ good reason to believe what we say - and the service you use has another policy, you'll be unnecessarily confused and therefore..... The best thing is to ask them what they usually do and if they allow options. Also, use that opportunity to ask any other ?'s you have. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anesthetic (Definition)

Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation ...Read more


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During a CT colonoscopy can your pancreas .liver.kidneys be seen also too be evaluated so any problem may be seen other than just the colon?

During a CT colonoscopy can your pancreas .liver.kidneys be seen also too be evaluated so any problem may be seen other than just the colon?

Yes: If you are having CT colonoscopy, this means they are using a CT scanner to look at the colon. This can see other internal organs as well. If you have regular colonoscopy the scope only sees the inside of your colon, but is a better way to look at the inside of your colon than CT, because CT cannot see the lining of the colon or small lesions in the colon, and if needed a biopsy can be done. ...Read more

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Can versed cause problems with the heart during a colonoscopy and endoscopy. I have taccycardia and memory problems. Will I have a heart attack?

Can versed cause problems with the heart during a colonoscopy and endoscopy. I have taccycardia and memory problems. Will I have a heart attack?

Versed ;Heart attack: I do not know of a potential of Midazolam (™ versed) causing heart attacks. It does have some potential to make you forget what happened during the procedure (amnestic effect which is actually desirable in this particular situation), but heart attacks, while can happen due to stress of the procedure or blood pressure drop during procedure but not directly from versed (at least that is reported). ...Read more

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Why did I wake up and say ouch during my first colonoscopy?

Why did I wake up and say ouch during my first colonoscopy?

Light sedation: You are only given the smallest amount of sedation necessary. You were aware of the sensation, but this was not a problem. ...Read more

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What happens during a virtual colonoscopy?

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. ...Read more

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Is it serious to have 5 polyps removed during a colonoscopy?

Depends: It depends on the type of polyps. Be sure to follow up and find out what the pathology report said. Tubular adenoma is a pre-cancerous polyp and would indicate a righer risk for developing colon cancer. Follow up as directed by the doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more