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How often should I have a colonoscopy and a scan after surgery and chemo is completed?

How often should I have a colonoscopy and a scan after surgery and chemo is completed?

I assume you have : A diagnosis of colon cancer. Generally we recommend the first colonoscopy 1 year after surgery then at the 3 year mark and then every 5 years thereafter. ...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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Tips on prepping for my colonoscopy surgery?

Tips on prepping for my colonoscopy surgery?

Hydrate: Different providers will use different techniques to cleanse the bowel before either a colonoscopy or a surgery. All of these techniques cause flushing of the colon so that contamination is minimized. This leaves the patient in a dehydrated state, so that blood pressure changes with sedation or anesthesia are magnified. I would suggest increasing you clear liquid intake in the 24 hours before the. ...Read more

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I had laser surgery on my valva it was a large removal and colonoscopy it's been a month how long does it take for the pain to go away?

I had laser surgery on my  valva it was a large removal and colonoscopy  it's been a month how long does it take for the pain to go away?

Was this for genital: Warts? Cancer? Who performed the procedure should see you and counsel you about whether this is usual or not, infected or not, and help you with pain management. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy 2 months ago. They removed a benign polyp but the last 3 weeks i have had a lot of rectal bleeding. Could this be from the surgery?

I had a colonoscopy 2 months ago. They removed a benign polyp but the last 3 weeks i have had a lot of rectal bleeding. Could this be from the surgery?

Rectal bleeding. : It would be quite unusual for you to start bleeding five weeks after a colonoscopy with biopsy. If it's red blood, this could be a hemorrhoid or anal fissure, especially if nothing other than that benign polyp was found at colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Is same sedation used for knee surgery as colonoscopy?

Is same sedation used for knee surgery as colonoscopy?

Sedation: Not on me. Knee surgery is much more involved than the colonoscopy. Give me the good stuff for the knee surgery. ...Read more

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Can I have knee surgery & or colonoscopy when on tomaxefin?

Can I have knee surgery & or colonoscopy when on tomaxefin?

Yes and yes: Colonoscopy is minimally invasive and carries little bleeding risk or clotting risk, the main ones to be concerned with while on tamoxifen. As for knee arthroscopy, also minimal risk but always discuss your concerns with your treating physician as they can guide you best, knowing you more completely. ...Read more