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Are there any side effects to having a colonoscopy?

Are there any side effects to having a colonoscopy?

Veery rarely: Bleeding and injury to the bowel. In experienced hands the combined risk is less than 1 %. You may have gas and bloating afterward but these should resolve quickly and you can resume normal activity and diet the next day. The risk of having an undiagnosed colon disease or cancer is greater than the risk of the procedure. ...Read more

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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


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Are there any side effects from having a pacemaker?

Are there any side effects from having a pacemaker?

Soreness : Pacemaker implantation is a routine procedure for experienced operators. While there are risks to any procedure, the risk of serious adverse events with pacemakers is quite low. Most people commonly are a little sore and may have some swelling in the area for a few days. ...Read more

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Are there any dangerous side effects of sitting next to a smoker?

Scond hand smoker: When a nonsmoker breathes in secondhand smoke, the body begins to metabolize or break down the nicotine that was in the smoke. During this process, a nicotine byproduct called cotinine is created. Exposure to nicotine and secondhand smoke can be measured by testing saliva, urine, or blood for the presence of cotinine. This cause the same problems the smoker have with lesser degree. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of having an eye exam?

Are there any side effects of having an eye exam?

Depends: Sometimes, eyedrops are used in eye exams that can cause some blurry vision and light sensitivity that lasts a few hours. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are there any side effects of endoscopy?

Can you tell me, are there any side effects of endoscopy?

Yes: you can get side effects from the anesthesia given. complications from the procedure are rare (but include perforation, infection, pneumonia, bleeding) ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any side effects of endoscopy?

Please tell me if there are any side effects of endoscopy?

Anesthesia-related,: mostly. but can also cause bleeding or aspiration, potentially even perforation - but those usually ...Read more

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Are there any long-term effects of having a splenectomy?

Are there any long-term effects of having a splenectomy?

Yes: You will be at an increased risk of infection by encapsulated bacteria. These are strep pneumonia, hemophilus influenza, and neisseria meningitidis. There is a small lifetime risk of post-splenectomy sepsis which can be deadly. It is important to be vaccinated against the above organisms and maintain those vaccines through your lifetime. ...Read more

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What are some possible negative side effects of getting a vasectomy?

What are some possible negative side effects of getting a vasectomy?

Maybe?: The testes contributes only a small percentage of semen volume and thus we have been taught that a vastectomy should not significantly alter the ejaculate, however I have had patients tell me that their semen or ejaculate volume has changed although not significantly to make a major difference in their sexual experiance. ...Read more

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Are there any serious side effects to suboxen?

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Are there any serious side effects to suboxen?

Suboxone side effect: Some of the common side effects are stomach pain, constipation, nausea, trouble sleeping, vomiting ..... Some of serious side effects are cough or hoarseness, feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheaded, fever or chills, flushing or redness of the skin, headache, painful or difficult urination .... ...Read more

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What are negative side effects of getting an abortion? (At any age)

What are negative side effects of getting an abortion? (At any age)

Abortion: There are many such as emotion, health and spiritual for many. It is a decision that can not be reversed once done . ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any side effects of carotid stent procedure?

Can you tell me if there are any side effects of carotid stent procedure?

Potentially yes....: Carotid stenting is associated with a 4%-8% stroke risk (higher than endarterectomy), 1%-2% potential risk for a heart attack (lower than endarterectomy), and femoral artery access complications such as bleeding (unique to carotid stenting). In the properly selected patient (suitable anatomy) with active heart disease, previous surgery or neck radiation, carotid stenting is a great procedure. ...Read more

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Are there any potential side effects to the acth simulation? I also have had thyroid cancer. Currently, I have lupus.

Are there any potential side effects to the acth simulation? I also have had thyroid cancer. Currently, I have lupus.

Need more info: If you mean the acth stimulation test, there are no adverse side effects. Don't know which type of acth stimulation you're referring to. ...Read more

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I had a negative endoscopy done, but are there any risks or side effects of being on protonix (pantoprazole) long term?

I had a negative endoscopy done, but are there any risks or side effects of being on protonix (pantoprazole) long term?

Protonix (pantoprazole) S.E.'s: Protonix (pantoprazole) is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it and other proton pump inhibitors can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarrhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap) including bone thinning ; risk of infection (like c.Difficile). ...Read more

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Id like to know if there is any side effects for epidurals?..

Id like to know if there is any side effects for epidurals?..

Yes- low incidence ,: Everything has undesirable complications. With epidurals beware of poorly trained people and facilities where equipment and training is poor the chances for complications increase. Most facilities are evaluated and properly credentialed and this helps to increase your safety and comfort. The complications are rare and most of them are manageable. Your choice your health ...Read more

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Are there any negative effects to being born without a tailbone or having your tailbone removed?

Are there any negative effects to being born without a tailbone or having your tailbone removed?

No: No, the tailbone is loosely connected to the rest of the lower spinal column, and even when broken, we (MD's) don't bother to fix it as it changes nothing with spinal support. Fortunately in humans, it doesn't even have to support an evolutionary "tail". ...Read more

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Might there be any serious side effects for smoking weed the first time?

Might there be any serious side effects for smoking weed the first time?

Addiction.: You could easily become addicted,,and then move on to harder drugs and create a lifetime problem for yourself. Don't start down this destructive path. ...Read more

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Are there any serious side effects to smoking weed for the first time?

Are there any serious side effects to smoking weed for the first time?

Potentially: Although cannabis is well tolerated by many, it can have disatrous impacts on others. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking whey protein powder? I'm about to start taking it and am wondering if there are any adverse effects?

Are there any side effects to taking whey protein powder? I'm about to start taking it and am wondering if there are any adverse effects?

Whey protein powder: contains very little lactose and so many lactose intolerant folks can use it w/out issue. If you can't, there are lactose free whey protein powders on the market. Make sure it is from free range cattle rather than cows penned up and fed hormones and antibiotics. Peace and good health. ...Read more