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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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Colonscopy findings were normal :) however doc took pieces for biopsy . Is that protocol or did he suspect something ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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