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How can I prevent puking during a colonoscopy prep?

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

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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Does colonoscopy prevent colon cancer?

Does colonoscopy prevent colon cancer?

Likely: Cancers start as polyps. Removing polyps decreases cancer risk, but no test guarantees finding every polyp. ...Read more

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Is advised to take cephalexin before a colonoscopy to prevent infection?

Is advised to take cephalexin before a colonoscopy to prevent infection?

Special case?: Not typical or standard rx. Discuss with md if there are special, individual needs for this antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can sedation medication for a colonoscopy cause a migraine? If so is there any way to prevent it from happening?

Migraines: Typically patient's receiving sedation for colonoscopy receive either Midazolam (versed), fentanyl (sublimaze), or Propofol (diprivan) or a combination of the above. I am not aware of these medications typically precipitating migraines but the trigger's for migraines are multiple and could easily include not eating prior to your procedure or mild dehydration. ...Read more

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Some steps you can take to prevent colon cancer besides frequent colonoscopy?

Some steps you can take to prevent colon cancer besides frequent colonoscopy?

DIet Exercise: Regular exercise. Eat healthy. Less fat in the diet. Limit processed meats, fish and poultry rather than red meats. Lots of fruits and vegetables. Avoid obesity. ...Read more

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Are there steps you can take to prevent colon cancer besides yearly colonoscopys?

Eat well.: First you don't need colonscopy yearly, unless you have real reason. Increasing fiber can help prevent disease, but most of the risk is probably inherited. ...Read more

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I tried a test run drinking a 10oz bottle of magnesium citrate. Will be having colonoscopy 9/13, now very nauseous.How can I prevent nausea next time?

I tried a test run drinking a 10oz bottle of magnesium citrate. Will be having colonoscopy 9/13, now very nauseous.How can I prevent nausea next time?

Mag Citrate: Several options: chill and drink slowly. Have hot coffee/tea before to get intestines simulated in the correct direction. Use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) the morning of and/or day before, again to get the tract flowing easily. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy - can I request Propofol/Fentanyl combo to prevent resp depress. frm titrating Prop. and ask to titrate the Fent. instead for pain reflex?

Colonoscopy - can I request Propofol/Fentanyl combo to prevent resp depress. frm titrating Prop. and ask to titrate the Fent. instead for pain reflex?

You can ask: But it's the anesthesiologists job to administer the drug combination that they think is in your best interests based on the circumstances and your medical history. And guess what? What you are asking causes respiratory depression too. ...Read more

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Chronic ab pain and bloody diarrhea. Dr says I need a colonoscopy, but constant false positive pregnancy tests prevent this. Virgin. Help?

Need colonoscopy: You may have inflammation of bowel or a lesion causing symptoms that most likely need colonoscopy to define and arrange for treatment. A false postive pregnancy test should not interfere. Although rare, false positive pregnancy tests happen to some women. . False positive test results can happen for various reasons, as each test looks for the levels of hCG, or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin in a woman’s urine or blood. There are different reasons why a pregnancy test would yield false positive results. One of the most common might be an at home urine test that was not done properly. Certain prescription drugs can alter results and give false positives. These drugs include Phenothiazines, Anticonvulsants. certain tranquilizers and some diuretics. Another reason is the possibility of impurities in the urine sample caused by soap or detergent, blood, etc. ...Read more

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