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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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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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Colonoscopy was done no problems just 2 internal hem. And 1 external , banding proc. Done on one so far, after 2nd banding will ext. Shrink?

Maybe: Banding is more effective for internal than external hemorrhoids. Usually it takes some time a few weeks for the external hemorrhoids to shrink. ...Read more

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When can I eat after my colonoscopy procedure?

Avoid alcohol: You might want to avoid alcohol with that first meal. The alcohol can interact with the sedatives you are given and increase the effects of both. ...Read more

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How long after colonoscopy should a person have a b.M.?

1-2 days: If you go home and start eating afterward, thebn you should start having some stool within a day or two. ...Read more

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How does a Colonoscopy make your body feel inside after having one done?

How does a Colonoscopy make your body feel inside after having one done?

Normal: You do not feel any different inside after a colonoscopy. Make sure you go the bowel preparation properly to have a successful procedure. ...Read more

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When can I eat normally again after a colonoscopy?

No restrictions: Once your colonoscopy is completed, you should be allowed to resume a normal diet as soon as you are awake. ...Read more

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Is it normle to have more poops after a colonoscopy...

Common complaint: Most people return to the same bowel habits after a procedure like this but a few notice more frequent stooling. This should return to your baseline with resumption of a regular diet and activity. If you had an antibiotic for the procedure you may have diarrhea associated with that. If this doesn't resolve in a couple of weeks or if you have fever, bleeding or nighttime diarrhea, see your dr. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be bloated 3 days after colonoscopy?

Yes: To adequately view the lining of your colon, the colon is filled with air. It takes a few days to totally dissipate. ...Read more

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Exercise (Definition)

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