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Colonoscopy Procedure Sedative
A sedative is a medication that induces calm, relaxation, and usually, decreases anxiety. Sedatives - especially at higher doses - can induce sleep. The sleep-inducing attribute is more correctly called "hypnotic". Not surprisingly, most medications produce more than one specific effect. Therefore, one sedative may dominate in the reduction of anxiety and ...Read more
Propofol,versed,fatanyl given. together for colonoscopy is this general anesthesia or a strong sedative. If so which is safer? I
They are both safe: These drugs can be used as sedation OR general anesthesia. It is determined by the amounts given and the patient's physiologic response. Both general anesthesia and conscious sedation are safe in the hands of a competent anesthesia provider who takes in account the patient's medical history, medications and physical condition. ...Read more
Can a healthy person have a screening colonoscopy without a sedative? Am eager to avoid any drug that causes confusion or memory loss, even if it's just "temporary."
Been given conflicting information about breast feeding after a colonoacopy. Is there a sedative that would allow me to or do I need to wait 24 hr?
Check with your doct: Are the charges for actually named physicians/anesthesiologists? Could one of them possibly be an anesthetist with a supervising anesthesiologist. It would be best to address this with the individuals who are billing you. In our practice, we typically do not use additional personnel to administer the sedation, hence no extra charges. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doc ordered a colonoscopy for me since I am over 50. Can anyone give me the real 411 on this procedure?
Colonoscopy 411: The importance of colonoscopy is to screen for colo-rectal cancer, the #3 most common cause of cancer death in both men and women in america. The procedure is started by giving you some sedation to put you almost to sleep. A small camera is then inserted into your anus and snaked up your colon and photographs and (if needed) samples are collected. Not nearly as bad as it sounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is weight gain normal after colonoscopy ? I had procedure yesterday and today the scale shows I've gained 3 lbs
Unlikely, but . . .: Prior to colonoscopy, one has to drink lots of icky fluids to clean out bowel. As a result, one usually loses weight. OTOH 3# weight gain in one day could be from bloating unrelated to procedure. Or more likely, use of different scales at different times of day in different amounts of clothing. Be sure to pay more attention to how your clothes fit than actual weight (using same scale at same time) ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy in 3 days and developed a uti. Should I get treated beforehand or wait till after the procedure?
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