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US protocol for colonoscopy mention to get samples from bowel tissue even there is no visual problem. Is it right or not?

US protocol for colonoscopy mention to get samples from bowel tissue even there is no visual problem. Is it right or not?

Not standard practic: I doubt that it is the US Protocol to biopsy normal looking mucosa unless there is a suspicion of some rare inflitrative illness (like Amyloidosis etc). If you do not have symptoms of colon origin, there would be little reason to biopsy normal looking mucosa. What are you searching for? If you can define that, we can guide you better. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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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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What is the proper protocol for a gastro after a colonoscopy to go over findings and treatment if patient still drowsy? Follow up appointment?

What is the proper protocol for a gastro after a colonoscopy to go over findings and treatment if patient still drowsy? Follow up appointment?

Common sense: If it is known you are still drowsy, instructions can be given to your loved one or caregiver (if allowed to by your hippa signed declaration). Instructions are often written as well, and may even be given before the procedure when you are not groggy. ...Read more

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Pancreatic cancer?I had a pancreatic protocol ct/hida/liver, pancreas, CBC blood test/stool test/colonoscopy.All perfect.I still have light/yellow stool

Pancreatic cancer?I had a pancreatic protocol ct/hida/liver, pancreas, CBC blood test/stool test/colonoscopy.All perfect.I still have light/yellow stool

Stop worrying: You have nothing to worry about except that fact that you are still a smoker, which i hope you'll stop. If everybody with light-colored stools consumed health-care dollars searching for pancreatic cancer, it'd be a huge waste. Evidently you're not even jaundiced. Please stop reading internet scare stuff, look for another cause of your abdominal pain ; stop reading internet scare stuff. ...Read more

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Colonscopy findings were normal :) however doc took pieces for biopsy . Is that protocol or did he suspect something ?

Protocol: They typically take samples even when the appearance is normal or nearly normal. If there was a small area if redness they might have sampled that, for example. Your GI specialist would tell you if he found anything suspicious. ...Read more

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Need unsedated colonoscopy?

Need unsedated colonoscopy?

Most patients: 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. ...Read more

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Why are colonoscopies so important?

Why are colonoscopies so important?

Prevent colon cancer: Colonoscopies are complete colon exams which can detect and remove colon polyps. Colon polyps are common growths which can develop into cancer. Colon cancer will affect 1/19 people, 150, 000 people in the U.S. And kills 50, 000 people annually. ...Read more

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What is it like to have a colonoscopy?

What is it like to have a colonoscopy?

Not as bad :): It is probably not as bad as you may have heard. You are given sedation and for the most part of the study you are asleep. They introduce a camara through your rectum and look throughout your colon. It is over in 20 mins. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I expect from a colonoscopy?

COLONOSCOPY: You can expect to have some form of bowel prep the day before. The day of, you will be given an IV and medications to sedate you. The colonoscopy should take roughly 15-25 minutes to complete depending on findings. You will then wake up and recover (30 minutes or so), and then be discharged home. A relatively safe procedure with few and rare complications. ...Read more

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Is there any risk involve in having a colonoscopy?

Is there any risk involve in having a colonoscopy?

Very safe: modern colonoscopy is extremely safe. Complications are rare. Probably the most common complication is perforation, and it reportedly occurs in about one of every 1200 colonoscopies. There are rare risks of bleeding and of a reaction to the sedation. Overall, they are extremely safe, and if you have a reason for needing one, don't shy away. ...Read more

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I am due for my first colonoscopy. what should I expect?

Colonoscopy: The worst part is the prep. In the lab expect them to give you short term anesthesia and you will wake up and not remember anything. Ask them what they found. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy need IV insertion?

Maybe: I have performed colonoscopies with no sedation. In that case no IV is required. Otherwise, ivs are used for Propofol or versed sedation. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy cause colitis?

Can a colonoscopy cause colitis?

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

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Are you tired after a colonoscopy?

Sedated.: Most people who get colonoscopies are given conscious sedation to put them to sleep so that they tolerate the procedure better. In many people the effect of this can last for several hours after the procedure is done, so they feel tired for most of the day. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy. Can you eat red jello?

Avoid red/orange: The red jello leave a liquid that can be confused with fresh blood. Better to avoid. Other colors are fine. ...Read more

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Can colonoscopy prep make you sick?

Possibly: The prep called GoLytly is polyethelyne glycol which when ingested causes an outpouring of body fluid into the GI tract which can lead to dehydration. It is more important to have a bland diet without roughage several days before and use a Fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) to clean the distal colon. A clean colon is the important issue and not the total use of oral meds to clean out the bowel. ...Read more

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Is leakage after colonoscopy normal?

Yes: Yes, as long as it's liquid stool. If there is any blood then that is not normal especially if you had a polyp removed or a biopsy. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to get a colonoscopy?

No: Risk of perforation and bleeding exist, but is quite low and rare. ...Read more

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After a colonoscopy can I go dancing?

Can, yes, wise, no: Colonoscopy is usually done with sedating medications that can take up to 24 hours to clear from your system. These medications can effect your balance and judgement. In addition, you may still be passing increased amounts of gas from air left over. ...Read more

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Does a colonoscopy check the appendix?

No: It can only see the appendix opening to the colon. The appendix is usually too narrow for a colonoscope to see inside the appendix. ...Read more