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5wks post op GB removal.Had a colonoscopy and endoscopy and all normal. Still very nauseous most of time.Healthy diet and weight.What could it be?

5wks post op GB removal.Had a colonoscopy and endoscopy and all normal.  Still very nauseous most of time.Healthy diet and weight.What could it be?

Some patients react: to the type of anesthesia used during the procedure that can remain in your system for a few weeks. More than likely you are responding the air they had to use to visualize your gallbladder and that gets resorbed in time, and you should be feeling better daily. If not, call your surgeon and ask her/him what gives? They will help you out too. ...Read more

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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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My 81 yr old father 3 days post op for perforated bowel from colonoscopy, has not had BP meds since, BP is 174/64. Is this acceptable?

My 81 yr old father 3 days post op for perforated bowel from colonoscopy, has not had BP meds since, BP is 174/64. Is this acceptable?

See your PCP: His systolic is too high (the top number). But on the other hand you don't want his pressure to go too low. It may be the pain he is experiencing causing his top number to be so high. A perforated bowel is no small event. If the BP goes to low ischemia may occur as well. I'm assuming he is still in hospital. Just make the doctors aware which i'm sure they are. ...Read more

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Is it normal?To do a?Colonoscopy when having a haemorrhoid banding op?

Is it normal?To do a?Colonoscopy when having a haemorrhoid banding op?

Possibly: Both can be one as long as the endoscopist is trained and experienced with banding. Olorectal surgeons generally have the most experience in the treatment of hemorrhoids including banding. ...Read more

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I had a hemorrhoid operation 25-30 years ago there is a lot of scar tissue last colonoscopy dr said had some trouble with scope. Do I need operation?

I had a hemorrhoid operation 25-30 years ago there is a lot of scar tissue last colonoscopy dr said  had some trouble with scope. Do I need operation?

Probably: If the hemorrhoidectomy removed too large an area of island tissue between the sites where the hemorrhaoids were excised, the mucosa of the anal canal can form a stricture. This would make it hard to pass the scope. If there are normal bowel movements one can leave the situation alone or dilate the area. Otherwise the interspaced island of existing scar may need adjacent skin rotated in. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about colonoscopy?

Can you tell me about colonoscopy?

Much to say: Its a procedure that allows for examination of the colon and part of the small intestinal by direct visualization(seeing it) and also the opportunity to complete procedures when necessary. After a pre-procedure preparation that "cleans out the intestinal tract", it involves sedating a patient(usually!) and then maneuvering the camera on "bendable stick" through the lower intestinal tract. ...Read more

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Does insurance cover a colonoscopy?

Does insurance cover a colonoscopy?

Insurance: Most insurances will cover a colonoscopy if the reasons for the colonoscopy are documented. Screening colonoscopies are suppose to be covered according to ACA. ...Read more

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What can I eat after a colonoscopy?

Nothing to gassy: Since most people are a little bloated after a colonoscopy, i tend to recommend foods that are not too gassy right after a colonoscopy. Otherwise, eat whatever you want. You just went through a tough ordeal so you deserve a treat! ...Read more

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Colonoscopy how far up does it go?

Easy: It goes to the very end of the large intestine, to the cecum and next to the terminal ileum. The distance can vary from patient to patient. ...Read more