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What sedative is used for colonoscopy that stars with a v? Forget what the doc told me.

What sedative is used for colonoscopy that stars with a v? Forget what the doc told me.

V sedation drugs: Probably versed, could be valium as well. I like valium for conscious sedation, but it lasts quite a while. ...Read more

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Sedative (Definition)

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


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Propofol,versed,fatanyl given. together for colonoscopy is this general anesthesia or a strong sedative. If so which is safer? I

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

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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?

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?

Best to pump 1st: Most of the usually used sedatives, e.g. Midazolam, propofol, and narcotics, e.g. Fentanyl are out of the system within several hours. To be on the safe side, best to pump a supply beforehand. And wait 24 hours. ...Read more

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Is it safe to donate plasma after having a colonoscopy procedure?

Is it safe to donate plasma after having a colonoscopy procedure?

no probelm: Colonoscopy should not affect your health in anyway to prevent you from doing what you want to do. ...Read more

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Why would I have been charged for 2 different anesthesiologists for a colonoscopy procedure?

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 more

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How soon after my colonoscopy (fro possible blockage) should my GI that did the procedure see me?

How soon after my colonoscopy (fro possible blockage) should my GI that did the procedure see me?

No way to know: There is no set time for follow up after a colonoscopy. It depends on why the procedure was done and what was found at the time. If you have any doubts you should just call your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My doc ordered a colonoscopy for me since I am over 50. Can anyone give me the real 411 on this procedure?

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 more

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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

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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