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Couldn't do. My colonoscopy/gastroscopy due to extreme fear of medical stuff, even with 20mg temazepam, what can I do to relax more for retest?
Talk to your doc!: It's ok to be scared & anxious. Many people are too worried to take tests that can detect problems early on when it's easier to treat. Talk to your doc about your fears. S/he should have other options up their proverbial sleeve besides temazepam 20mg. Perhaps you'll need to consider an anesthesiologist rather than just conscious sedation. Good luck! ...Read more
Pasty dirrhea vomiting and abdominal pain with a resent hospitalization for ednoscopy and colonoscopy should I seek medical attention?
Yes: Vomiting and diarrhea may be due to partial bowel obstruction from a variety of causes none of which should be ignored. An upper GI with water-soluble contrast should be done soon. It will tell you if there is something to worry about. Have you been losing weight? All the more reason to see a doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
63 year-old woman still has continuous mild stomach pain affecting her daily life, despite 3 yrs of medical treatment for gastritis found after.....?
Quite variable: Unless you opt not to have conscious sedation, you'll probably remember and feel little during the actual colonoscopy. Afterwards, you'll like have some element of mild abdominal discomfort and bloating related to residual gas in the colon. It may take several days for your bowel habit to return to normal after the aggressive clean out necessary prior to the colonoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Colonoscopy is a tool to look at the inside of the colon for polyps, cancers, ulcerations, inflammation or other disorders. Colonoscopy uses a flexible telescope with a fiber optic light source. Colitis is inflammation of the colon, it would be hard to link how a colonoscopy would cause colitis. ...Read more
Focus on GI tract.: While the initial pictures may reveal general findings within the abdomen and pelvis, the study is geared towards the computer-generated reconstruction of the large intestines to create the "virtual colonoscopy". This rendering is reviewed by the radiologist. Prep is still required to optimize the pictures, and it tends to miss very small polyps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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