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During colonoscopy prep, how can you drink so much fluid during such a short period of time and not suffer from water intoxication?

During colonoscopy prep, how can you drink so much fluid during such a short period of time and not suffer from water intoxication?

Drink slowly: Drink slowly the liquid as tolerated. Some preparations are "low volume" (2 liters or less) and easier to tolerate, and may be the preferred prep if you are concerned about getting full. You will not get intoxicated with water! ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Can I get a colonoscopy if I have my period at the same time?

Can I get a colonoscopy if I have my period at the same time?

Yes: But you may want to discuss this with your doctor since it may be uncomfortable for you if you have premenstrual symptoms and/or cramps. ...Read more

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I have been bleeding a lot from the rectum as much as my wife having her period at time more did colonoscopy and catscan but didn't find anything.

I have been bleeding a lot from the rectum as much as my wife having her period at time more did colonoscopy and catscan but didn't find anything.

Hemorrhoids: This is commonly found during colonoscopies and not mentioned by the endoscopists often times. They may have also been much smaller by the time of your colonoscopy. Ask your endoscopist what he/she thinks is going on. ...Read more

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I had colonoscopy on Friday and after started really heavy period with big clots and extremely painful cramping....is this normal?

No: Colonoscopy should not have affected your vagina area. Do contact the doctor who did the test and inform him of this problem in case of an intestinal tear or trauma. ...Read more

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I have blood in my stool and I just recently had a colonoscopy that came back normal but I'm still bleeding at times it's just blood its as if I'm having a period with clots and all.

I have blood in my stool and I just recently had a colonoscopy that came back normal but I'm still bleeding at times it's just blood its as if I'm having a period with clots and all.

BRBPR: BRBPR= Bright red blood per rectum. Top causes are hemorrhoids and anal fissures. You need a full exam and rectal exam to make diagnosis. Lab work may be needed to Check for anemIa. If you still have symptoms stool cultures and a repeat colonoscopy or bleeding scan may be warranted. In the meantime stay well hydrated 64-80 oz water/dy. And gluten free with high fiber gutbliss. Com ...Read more

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Am on the pill + tegretol. Have 12 days til next period but have old blood spotting and brighter red blood clots too, not large. Just had colonoscopy?

Am on the pill + tegretol. Have 12 days til next period but have old blood spotting and brighter red blood clots too, not large. Just had colonoscopy?

Tegretol: Low platelets from tegretol due to bone marrow supression can occur (rarely). This can lead to bleeding. (i order CBC to check rbc WBC and platelet counts periodically on my patients who take tegretol) also there is an increased risk of birth control failure with tegretol use. Or the breakthrough bleeding may be totally unrelated. See your doctor and get examined. You might want to get a CBC too. ...Read more

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Bad gas/urination/anemia for over 2 years. Endoscopy/colonoscopy clean. Was told stress. Now I have a late period. Could it be a UTI or bad thyroid?

Bad gas/urination/anemia for over 2 years. Endoscopy/colonoscopy clean. Was told stress. Now I have a late period. Could it be a UTI or bad thyroid?

Seemingly unrelated: I'm not sure what the urination problem is, but "bad gas" is usually dietary related and anemia in a young woman such as yourself is often due to excessive menstrual bleeding. Stress may contribute to digestive issues and a late period. If you are having painful or frequent urination, then be checked for a UTI. You should be taking iron supplements; with late period check for pregnancy. Good wishes ...Read more

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I suffer from discomfort in my bottom when sitting & driving after long periods. I have have had a colonoscopy & all clear.

I suffer from discomfort in my bottom when sitting & driving after long periods. I have have had a colonoscopy & all clear.

Hemorhroids?: It may be hemorrhoids or something completely different. Impossible to give you advice for this on this forum.

See a surgeon in your area that specializes in this area. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a colonoscopy during early pregnancy?

Is it safe to have a colonoscopy during early pregnancy?

If it is elective: If would be better to put off. Your obstetrician should be consulted about it. ...Read more

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I have a colonoscopy in one week. Will smoking marijuana today and tomorrow have bad effects with the anesthesia during my colonoscopy?

I have a colonoscopy in one week. Will smoking marijuana today and tomorrow have bad effects with the anesthesia during my colonoscopy?

Rx?: If not, the biggest threat might be legal. Also you don't mention the likely strength or the amounts. Never be excessive. If you're in a safe place - the physical effects should not present a problem in moderation I hope it all goes well. ...Read more

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I have anal fissure gastroenterologist said it will take 12 weeks to heal I have a colonoscopy next week friday can this usually be fixed during it?

I have anal fissure gastroenterologist said it will take 12 weeks to heal I have a colonoscopy next week friday can this usually be fixed during it?

Anal fissure: They cannot be fixed by a colonoscopy. What they are likely looking for is to rule out inflammatory bowel disease as a cause of your fissure. They are generally treated conservatively with stool softeners, laxatives and fiber, if not healing then there are medications and creams that can be used to relax the anal sphincter to promote healing. Last resort is surgery. ...Read more

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Are you put under during a colonoscopy?

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 more

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During a colonoscopy are biopsies only taken if something abnormal is seen?

Colonoscopy: Any abnormality identified during colonoscopy should be sampled and submitted for pathologic evaluation. ...Read more

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What could erythema be during a colonoscopy?

Colon erythyema: Colon "erythema" just means the colonic lining looked redder-colored than was expected. This can be due to infection, inflammation, ischemia, but it can also be due to mechanical abrasion from the colonoscope, the chemical used to prep your colon, or even staining from having eaten red-colored foods before your test. Your doctor may have taken a biopsy to elucidate cause--give him a call please. ...Read more

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How can I prevent puking during a colonoscopy prep?

Anesthesiologist: Inform your anesthesiologist that you get nauseated after procedures. They can give you something during the procedure to reduce your post-procedure nausea. ...Read more

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How common is it to find ulcers during a colonoscopy?

The nature of ulcer: Ulcers of colonic mucosa could be seen in inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease), ischemic colitis or psuedomembranous colitis.
Ulcers of intestinal mucosa might be seen in colonic cancer.
Biopsy in time of colonoscopy might be helpful to understand the nature of ulcer.
Thank you for question. ...Read more

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What could erythema be when found during a colonoscopy?

Nonspecific: Erythema is very nonspecific. If there is erythema in isolation, it may not mean anything. But erythema along with ulcer, or friability (fragile tissue), or other findings can be associated with colitis. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy (Definition)

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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