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Doctor insights on: Can I Take Estrogen The Day Of My Colonoscopy

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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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Colonoscopy, endoscopy, CT scan, pelvic ultrasound, fsh, ca125,estrogen all normal. I have severe pelvic,low back, rectal pain. Dr says IBS-c. AGREED?

Colonoscopy, endoscopy, CT scan, pelvic ultrasound, fsh, ca125,estrogen all normal. I have severe pelvic,low back, rectal pain. Dr says IBS-c. AGREED?

All the bad stuff: is rather ruled out completely. Ovarian cancer would be totally ruled out (and would be classic for these symptoms) You are, too young for it, too. http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/diseases/irritable%20bowel.html Other associated symptoms. Pain, bloating, gas, rumbling stomach or pain association with defecation strongly suggest IBS. ...Read more

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Should one take electrolytes during preperation and on the day of colonoscopy to avoid dehydration?

Should one take electrolytes during preperation and on the day of colonoscopy to avoid dehydration?

Not necessarily...: In a healthy person without any electrolyte abnormalities prior to the colonoscopy preparation, which is usually only the day prior to the procedure, drinking adequate water should be enough to prevent dehydration and adding electrolytes is usually unnecessary... again assuming the pre-procedure electrolytes are normal. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy yesterday. The diarrhea has not stopped since taking the MoviPrep the day before the procedure. Can I now take an anti diarrheal? Is there anything else I can do? Thanks!

I had a colonoscopy yesterday. The diarrhea has not stopped since taking the MoviPrep the day before the procedure. Can I now take an anti diarrheal? Is there anything else I can do? Thanks!

Yes, yet patience +: wash gently almost certainly the wisest option. Quick "fixes" are widely marketed and make lots of money for those selling them. Yet that does not mean that using them, in most cases, is wise or accurate thinking, other than having less money to spend on other issues, hopefully of more value. ...Read more

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Hi-had a colonoscopy/endoscopy for ongoing issues w/ my stomach (for about 6 yrs). Takes me hours to go to the bathroom every day. Any ideas? Thx

IBS?: Do you have anxiety? Flip flop between diarrhea and constipation, do you have any trigger foods? You may have irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) i recommend a high fiber diet and mind body health like yoga or meditation for relaxation sometimes stress can have a major affect on our digestive health! i wish you the best of luck! ...Read more

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Take 200 mg daily prometrium took blood test cycle day 21 progesterone .9 estrogen 40 fsh 7.2 lh 3.9 progesterone still low?

Take 200 mg daily prometrium took blood test cycle day 21 progesterone .9 estrogen 40 fsh 7.2 lh 3.9 progesterone still low?

FSH: age 50: 200 mg. of prometrium will not raise your progesterone levels above what is noted. An FSH of 7.2 is not menopausal, and indicates that you are producing significant levels of estrogen, just not ovulating, which makes the progesterone level only produced by the prometrium. This is normal for age 50, and your ovaries are still active and productive of estrogen. ...Read more

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My Hubby is scheduled for a colonoscopy. The day before his appt the inst. say to take 3 Dulcolax pills. We have Colace on hand. Can 3 Colace be used ?

My Hubby is scheduled for a colonoscopy. The day before his appt the inst. say to take 3 Dulcolax pills. We have Colace on hand. Can 3 Colace be used ?

No: Colace is merely a stool softener. A strong laxative is needed to clean out the colon as an inadequate preparation makes for an indeterminate colon visualization. Instruct your husband to carefully follow the instructions given to him. Avoiding roughage in the diet for several days precolonoscopy helps also. ...Read more

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What time of day is best to take birth control pills? Is it healthier to be asleep or active when the blood estrogen level is highest?

What time of day is best to take birth control pills? Is it healthier to be asleep or active when the blood estrogen level is highest?

Any time!: The absolute best time to take a birth control pill is when it's convenient for you to remember! These should be taken relatively at the same time each day, such as before bed, upon waking, etc. If you aren't able to remember daily, set a phone alarm or keep them next to your toothbrush, assuming you brush your teeth once a day. There is no health benefit as far as time of day is concerned. ...Read more

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Hi. I have colonoscopy fri.Due to stomach pain i've eaten nothin for a no. Of days..Will I still have to stay off work when I take prep the day before?

Hi. I have colonoscopy fri.Due to stomach pain i've eaten nothin for a no. Of days..Will I still have to stay off work when I take prep the day before?

Probably: You will still need to do the prep in order to have a completely cleaned out colon. If a polyp or something else is seen and a biopsy is needed then electro cautery is used and any residual gas in the colon from an incomplete prep may be ignited if you are a methane producer. But if you have not eaten much then the prep may not be, shall we say, as productive, but it would still be effective. ...Read more

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I get a migraine right before my period. I just got Estrogen cream (BIH). Should I take it only the day before my period? Will it alter bleeding?

I get a  migraine right before my period. I just got Estrogen cream (BIH). Should I take it only the day before my period? Will it alter bleeding?

Menstrual migraine: NSAID therapy may be effective when given the week before and the week during menses. NSAIDs may also be used when traveling or during those special functions that involve increased stress. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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Period will start on wedding day. Can i skip triphasic ocp placebo and take continuous estrogen/progesterone to prevent period?

Period will start on wedding day. Can i skip triphasic ocp placebo and take continuous estrogen/progesterone to prevent period?

No: That may cause some breakthrough bleeding. You may need to switch to a monophasic for a cycle or 2 and then skip the placebo on that or take phase 3 from other packs and continue that till you are ready to get a period. ...Read more

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Day after receiving general anesthesia 4 colonoscopy, sore throat, nurse said I had raspy lungs before I left. Hurts to take deep breath. Feel Fluid?

Day after receiving general anesthesia 4 colonoscopy, sore throat, nurse said I had raspy lungs before I left. Hurts to take deep breath. Feel Fluid?

Could be normal: are you sure you had General Anesthesia? It's very unusual for colonoscopy. However you did have tube in your mouth breathing that's good cause sore throat. If you're a smoker sometimes it's normal to caugh as you wake up. In most patient this resolves in 2 to 3 days. If you have difficulty breathing, have fever, or coughing up yellow and green stuff you should talk to your doctor ...Read more

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Samples taken for biopsy during my colonoscopy yesterdy. Today I am having pain on n off in som random places in lower abs. Anything serious? Can I take vitamn K n multi vit for biopsy wounds to heal?

Samples taken for biopsy during my colonoscopy yesterdy. Today I am having pain on n off in som random places in lower abs. Anything serious? Can I take vitamn K n multi vit for biopsy wounds to heal?

Colonoscopy: It's not unusual to have mild discomfort shortly after colonoscopy. This is not due to the biopsies, but to residual air left behind after the procedure. If you have severe pain or persistent tenderness in your abdomen, call your Gastroneurologist immediately. Vitamin K and MVI's will not help the biopsy sites heal any faster. They do not cause pain and will heal just fine on their own. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are estrogen tablets safe to take?

Are estrogen tablets safe to take?

Depends: That is a very difficult question to answer because more information would be needed. It depends on why you are taking the estrogen, your age, other medical conditions, family risks, other medications, etc. You should discuss the risks and benefits with your provider before making that decision. Estrogen can be safe for many people, but not all. ...Read more

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What happens when men take estrogen?

What happens when men take estrogen?

At times: There are certain conditions that make estrogen actually a good thing to use for men. However, estrogen will undo/block testosterone activity in male cells/ tissues. Breast enlarge, testicles shrink, penis thins, and even mood changes. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take ensam with estrogen?

Is it possible for you to take ensam with estrogen?

Ensam: I could not find anything about this ensam in any of the top documents about medicines. Please let me know what exactly you mean by ensam. ...Read more

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What is the stuff you have to take before colonoscopy?

Laxatives: There are a variety of materials used to clean out the colon before colonoscopy because if there is stool in the colon it will be difficult if not impossible to have a successful examination. Different doctors have different ways of doing this. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more