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Anesthetic Related Problems During Colonoscopy
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
What allergy: What are you allergic to? There are many different options for sedation. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
White tongue,extreme weakness,spaced out,chills/shakes. Loose bowels wks. Colonoscopy Tuesday. Are the above symptoms related to digestion problems.
Colonoscopy during a colonoscopy, is it necessarily to be fully or asleep or do the patient have the choice? Edit: (grammar mistake)
during a colonoscopy, is it necessarily to be fully asleep or do the patient(s) have a choice?
You : You can discuss with your doctors and anesthesiologist your choices. In the past, only mild sedatives were used for colonoscopy, but in the past several years more anesthetics have been used. It may depend on if you have any other medical conditions that could affect your risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor said he might use propofol during the colonoscopy. Isn't that the stuff that michael jackson took?
Is a nurse anesthetist, to assist GI during a screening colonoscopy, a good choice over an anesthesiologist?
Anesthesiologist: A nurse anesthetist (crna) is a cheaper, less trained alternative to an anesthesiologist. The md is likely the better option. There are always bad mds and there are some phenomenal crnas but your safest bet would typically be the more extensively trained md. That being said, most anesthetics are safe, and you will likely be fine, but colonoscopies have ended in deaths like any other procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it more advisable to get a colonoscopy at a surgical outpatient center vs a doctor's office? Is propofol safe to use as anesthesia during it?
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