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My afib has been 99.9% controlled for over a year with flecainide. Will having a colonoscopy risk that control?

My afib has been 99.9% controlled for over a year with flecainide. Will having a colonoscopy risk that control?

Some risk: However, the benefit of getting your colonoscopy is greater than this small risk. Also if your afib goes out of control, it is correctable. Be well. ...Read more

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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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Can sedation for colonoscopy cause risks to someone with taccycardia or svt?

Can sedation for colonoscopy cause risks to someone with taccycardia or svt?

any procedure has: Risk . However , sedation for colonoscopy is considered to be light and low risk . There are anesthetic agentst that casue tachycardia like ketamine ( less frequently used ) that needs to be avoided . You need to know that you will be monitored and if your blood pressure or heart rate changes , all the necessary steps will be taken by the anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Can a person with autonomic dysfunction received versed for a colonoscopy? Any risks?

Can a person with autonomic dysfunction received versed for a colonoscopy? Any risks?

If you have : Autonomic dysfunction, i would recommend and sedation be given to you by an anesthesiologist dedicated to your care rather than a nurse supervised by the endoscopist. ...Read more

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Does sedation for colonoscopy pose any risks for someone with brain damage?

Does sedation for colonoscopy pose any risks for someone with brain damage?

not usually, but: During procedure, no issue, but as sedation wears off, could see more confusion and disorientation which would be quite transient. Very rarely, could encounter brief delirium. All is easily handled by selection of agent for conscious sedation. Discuss fully with your doctor, and avoid complications. ...Read more

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If you have H pylori and have a colonoscopy is there a risk of spreading the hpylory infection?

If you have H pylori and have a colonoscopy is there a risk of spreading the hpylory infection?

No risk, no worry: There is no anatomical or biological reason to suspect this could happen and to my knowledge has never been known to occur. I'm sure the gastroenterologist doing the colonoscopy will also reassure you about this. ...Read more

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My GI thinks that I have Crohn's disease so I am having a colonoscopy. What are the risks of perforation?? I'm only 20. Can I have it with no sedation

My GI thinks that I have Crohn's disease so I am having a colonoscopy. What are the risks of perforation?? I'm only 20. Can I have it with no sedation

Colonoscopy: These days, colonoscopy is a very safe procedure. Colon perforation occurs in only 0.05% of the procedures, on average. Although it is possible to undergo a colonoscopy without sedation, it can be uncomfortable in that setting, and I don't recommend trying it. The sedation is very safe and easy. If your doctor think you may have Crohn's disease, you should not skip the procedure. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, my grandma is 85 and has ulcerative colitis. She had about 20 colonoscopies. Is she at risk of HIV or Hepatitis from all of those colonoscopies?

Hi, my grandma is 85 and has ulcerative colitis. She had about 20 colonoscopies. Is she at risk of HIV or Hepatitis from all of those colonoscopies?

No: No blood products are adminstered, and there is no more risk of contamination than in a visit to the supermarket. I'm glad she's getting this important health care, and that she has you to care about her. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is a colonoscopy?

What is a colonoscopy?

Look inside colon: You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the colon to carefully exam the colon for polyps, cancer, etc. If any abnormalities are found a biopsy may be done. Typically, it is painless - the only bother is cleaning out your bowels beforehand and even that's not so bad. ...Read more

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Do colonoscopies hurt?

Do colonoscopies hurt?

No: Colonoscopy is usually performed with some form of sedation and if done correctly you should not feel anything or remember anything. ...Read more

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What are colonoscopies?

Colonoscopies : A colonoscopy is a procedure where one's colon is carefully inspected with a colonoscopy, a lighted, flexible telescope. Polyps can be removed, tumors can be diagnosed, and diseases of the bowel can be diagnosed. Doctors recommend that all people should get a colonoscopy by the age of 50. ...Read more

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Is a colonoscopy painful?

It shouldn't: Colonoscopies for the most part are not painful especially if sedation is used ...Read more

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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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What is a colonoscopy like?

A simple test: After appropriate colon preparation at home, arrive at the endoscopy center, change into a gown & IV is inserted. Once in the procedure room, final consent is obtained, IV sedation is given (there are options here--some patients choose no sedation, others want to be "out cold"), & a thin flexible tube with video camera is inserted per rectum & advanced, taking pictures, biopsies, & therapeutics. ...Read more

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Are colonoscopies necessary?

YES!: A colonoscopy is a safe, thorough examination of your entire colon under sedation to screen for polyps, or to diagnose bleeding issues or other colon abnormalities such as diverticulosis or hemorrhoids. Small growths like polyps rarely cause symptoms until they grow larger, and can lead to colorectal cancer. You should be screened at least at age 50 or sooner if you have any rectal bleeding. ...Read more

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How to prep for a colonoscopy?

Lots of options: There are a lot of different regimens for doing a colonoscopy prep. It depends on your gastroenterologist what they prefer. Ultimate what they want is a clean prep, so you should not have any stool in your colon when they look. You will have a sense of whether your prep is complete when you look in the toilet bowl and you shouldn't see any solid material left. ...Read more

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What results from colonoscopy?

What results from colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy: This is a good screening tool used for the appropriate age group in screening for colon cancer. ...Read more

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Do I really need a colonoscopy?

Age: When either 45 or 50 yrs old or of bleeding or other symptoms also pending family history. ...Read more

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How deep does a colonoscopy go?

Right colon: A proper colonoscopy should reach the right side of the colon to the junction of the colon and the small intestine. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy: what can I expect?

Not bad: The most annoying part is the bowel cleanout the day before. You have to drink a fluid that makes you have enough bowel movements until your stool becomes clear. The colonoscopy procedure itself is usually easy. When you go home you will have some abdominal discomfort and bloating. Sometimes you can have a little rectal bleeding as well. ...Read more

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