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Are There Certain Medications I Should Stop Taking Before My Colonoscopy
Possibly: In general, we will want you to continue taking all of your usual medications prior to your colonoscopy, even the morning of the procedure. However, some medications such as ibuprofen, aspirin, anti-platelet agents and warfarin will increase the risk if bleeding if polyps are removed. Depending why you are taking any of these medications, your endoscopist may want you to stop them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Three spleens, Pain in left side, Bowels hard then loose, Getting a colonoscopy in 3 months, taking a lot of pain medication - what could be wrong ?
When i had my last colonoscopy, and taking fossamax, my gastro dr. Said i would have to take Prilosec forever. I have stopped fossam. Can i stop pril?
How many hours before gastroscopy/colonoscopy do I have to stop eating ? Say I have it at 3pm, can I eat non solid food for breakfast ?
You should quit.: You don't have to quit in order to have the procedure. But truthfully you should try to quit smoking as it is very unhealthy and is the number one preventable cause of death in the developed world. Especially someone like you, who is having endoscopy, that means you are at even greater risk of developing esophageal cancer. If you are interested, ask your doc about medical ways to help you quit. ...Read more
I'm getting endoscopy and colonoscopy on 18th, do I need to avoid alcohol ? How long before procedure do I need to stop drinking ?
Ask your doctor: You certainly need to avoid it after midnight the night before the procedure, since you will likely have sedation with these tests, but the final arbiter on how long you should be without alcohol before the test is the gastroenterologist who is going to perform the tests. It should be in the instructions you get before the procedure, and if it isn't, you should ask. Good luck. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy yesterday how long before I can stop worrying about complications? Bowel perforation bleeding infection......etc
Stop today: I it was a simple diagnostic study, and you feel fine, you can rest assured that your ok. Even it they performed a biopsy, chances are you'll be just fine. You can't do anything about it anyway, and off you had sifnificant bleeding, you would see blood in the stool. Call your doctor if this happens. Hope this helps! ...Read more
How many days before a colonoscopy should i stop drinking alcohol? Should i stop just during the bowel prep and the day of the procedure?
Agree with below: not a question that most social-only drinkers would ask. Daily alcohol consumption can make sedating you more difficult as your liver is revved up. Would try to stay away for at least 5-7 days if you're drinking more than 2drinks/day or 14/week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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