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Are You Awake During A Colonoscopy
Sedated.: Most people who get colonoscopies are given conscious sedation to put them to sleep so that they tolerate the procedure better. In many people the effect of this can last for several hours after the procedure is done, so they feel tired for most of the day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually: Most physicians in the us sedate their patients before colonoscopy. This means you are awake and extremely relaxed, but many patients due tend to fall asleep with the medications. However, not every physician practices this way and it should be something you discuss with the physician performing the procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Propofol can get you to sleep during your procedure however it does wear off early as well. So make sure you ask what the sedation or anesthesia will do to you during the procedure. Many times they use other medications as well. I would discuss this with your doctor to have a better understanding of what you might go through. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You are awake during the procedure. Your cooperation is necessary to get the best result, in that you need to focus on the target light while your treatment is being done. You may get amild sedative by mouth to reduce any anxiety but it will not be enough to make you fall asleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I have seen 2 awake bronchoscopies. Both were on patients that were so hypoxic, if they were put to sleep, they would have likely ended up on the ventilator. Both patients did fine. Also, I talked to an attending once that had a bronch done while completely awake just so they could go to work when it was done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: That depends on the type of biopsy. A percutaneous biopsy done by an interventional radiologist under fluoroscopy or ct guidance is usually done with local anesthesia. The patient has to be awake to cooperate with breath-holding when needed. Sometimes a mild sedative is given. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm having a colonoscopy and i want to be awake for the whole procedure. Is that possible? Also they are having me take 12 ducolax pills.is that safe
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Scheduling a colonoscopy. Never been sedated and nervous about it. Gastro likes to only do full sedation. Should i look at other options?
Full sedation: Makes it easier, faster and more pleasant. Make sure the medication is administered by a dedicated anesthesiologist and that you are given oxygen supplementation and have your vital signs monitored. If you prefer light sedation, tell your doctor, but he may be unable to do a complete exam if you are too uncomfortable. ...Read more
Should i be worried about general anesthesia or not waking up for after a colonoscopy and endoscopy?
Discuss with doc: Many fears can be addressed if you talk to your healthcare professional. Egd ; colonoscopies are typically done only with sedation, and there is no general anesthesia. If you are really concerned, or if your md thinks you need general anesthesia, you will have an anesthesiologist there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are you not supposed to eat or drink anything for 6 hours prior to having a general anaesthetic?
Prevent aspiration: During anesthesia you might regurgitate stomach contents. Since the airway reflexes are also anesthetized, this might enter the trachea and lungs where it can cause pneumonia. It is safest to avoid oral intake, however the anesthesiologist can take precautions when surgery is necessary in a shorter time frame. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: There are many reasons for a patient not to wake up after sedation. First, many other drugs that are administered in the ICU can have an effect on mental status. Physiologic conditions including alterations in electrolyte levels or changes in circadian rhythm can have an effect as well. Also, problems with the central nervous system may cause issues. Clinical work up will help reveal cause. ...Read more
I'm having a Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy next week and being put to sleep. How safe are the procedures? I've never had anesthesia
All i see are horror stories for egd. Can i be fully sedated instead of consciously? Will it be frightening? Will i be in pain/anxious at home?
Yes,: Normally you receive conscious or moderate sedation, but yesterday the gastroenterologist asked me to help him with a particularly anxious patient on benzodiazepines, the versed had little effect but Propofol worked well. The patient was very pleased, didn't even know we did anything and did not require an artificial airwar. ...Read more
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