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Dr. Richard K. Orr answered:

What is a colonoscopy?

Look inside colon

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You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the colon to carefully exam the colon for polyps, cancer, etc. If any abnormalities are found a biopsy may be done. Typically, it is painless - the only bother is cleaning out your bowels beforehand and even that's not so bad.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan answered:

Do colonoscopies hurt?

No

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Colonoscopy is usually performed with some form of sedation and if done correctly you should not feel anything or remember anything.
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Dr. Andrew Glantz answered:

What are colonoscopies?

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A colonoscopy is a procedure where one's colon is carefully inspected with a colonoscopy, a lighted, flexible telescope. Polyps can be removed, tumors can be diagnosed, and diseases of the bowel can be diagnosed. Doctors recommend that all people should get a colonoscopy by the age of 50.
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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

Is a colonoscopy painful?

Not usually..

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The colon-prep is often the most difficult part for people, not the colonoscopy itself. Often the person is under conscious-sedation and thus not really feeling the pain, or at least won't remember it. If excess is left after procedure or if you have biopsies done, some cramping may occur. Severe and worsening abd pain after suggests a likely perforation and needs urgent medical care. Good luck
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What is a colonoscopy like?

A simple test

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After appropriate colon preparation at home, arrive at the endoscopy center, change into a gown & IV is inserted. Once in the procedure room, final consent is obtained, IV sedation is given (there are options here--some patients choose no sedation, others want to be "out cold"), & a thin flexible tube with video camera is inserted per rectum & advanced, taking pictures, biopsies, & therapeutics.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan answered:

Need unsedated colonoscopy?

Most patients

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find mild sedation helpful during a colonoscsopy however many can tolerate the procedure without sedation. Talk with your endoscopist to see if you are a candidate.
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Dr. Daniel J. Para answered:

Are colonoscopies necessary?

YES!

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A colonoscopy is a safe, thorough examination of your entire colon under sedation to screen for polyps, or to diagnose bleeding issues or other colon abnormalities such as diverticulosis or hemorrhoids. Small growths like polyps rarely cause symptoms until they grow larger, and can lead to colorectal cancer. You should be screened at least at age 50 or sooner if you have any rectal bleeding.
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Dr. Chung-Han Lee answered:

How to prep for a colonoscopy?

Lots of options

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There are a lot of different regimens for doing a colonoscopy prep. It depends on your gastroenterologist what they prefer. Ultimate what they want is a clean prep, so you should not have any stool in your colon when they look. You will have a sense of whether your prep is complete when you look in the toilet bowl and you shouldn't see any solid material left.
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Videos the colonoscopy video?

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Thousands of colonoscopy exams are done daily & there are a number of videos posted on the net, including on youtube.com. Eg. Simply search for colonoscopy on Google & clicks videos. Most, as usual, are posted for promotional reasons. The internet is all about advertizing (including HealtTap), along with whatever else. However, I do not recognize a question. Do you have one? If so, what is it?
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Colonoscopy need iv insertion?

Maybe

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I have performed colonoscopies with no sedation. In that case no IV is required. Otherwise, IVs are used for propofol or versed sedation.
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