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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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Having a colonoscopy with propanol on a Monday. Is it ok have surgery on Thursday with propanol again so soon?

Having a colonoscopy with propanol on a Monday. Is it ok have surgery on Thursday with propanol again so soon?

This is an: issue that needs to be reviewed with the anesthesiologiest or the surgeon. Take care. ...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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Need another scan for kidney then colonoscopy then surgery called da vinci surgery? Im nervous says compex cystic lesion neoplasm cannot be excluded

Need another scan for kidney then colonoscopy then surgery called da vinci surgery? Im  nervous  says compex cystic lesion neoplasm cannot be excluded

CT scan findings: You are being evaluated, aka "worked up" for the cystic mass. Surgery has been recommended. Being anxious during this time is normal. Risk/benefit analysis of your case with your surgery team. Open, laprascopic and robotic are techniques, how your surgeon performs your surgery. Robotic is newer but not necessarily better. Talk to your regular doc, possible second opinion, be well. Pathology. ...Read more

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Scheduled for colonoscopy. What is the generally used anesthetic for Thai procedure?Propofol?Had a bad reaction upon waking from surgery while on it.

Scheduled for colonoscopy. What is the generally used anesthetic for Thai procedure?Propofol?Had a bad reaction upon waking from surgery while on it.

Why ask here? : It may be propofol, it may be midazolam, it may be fentanyl. Different docs use different drugs. Why don't you ask them? Call 'em up. Be sure to check with your insurance carrier. Some will cover certain drugs and others won't. If your doc's choice is not covered, be sure to let them know. They may be able to get authorization from your carrier. Getting one may take a few years (a joke, sort of). ...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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My father diagnosis with colon ca at age 40. He had surgery to remove, now in 70's and healthy.I'm 32, at what age do I need my first colonoscopy?

My father diagnosis with colon ca at age 40. He had surgery to remove, now in 70's and healthy.I'm 32, at what age do I need my first colonoscopy?

Age 35: Your colonoscopy should be done 5 years before your father's age at diagnosis. You might also consider getting tested for lynch syndrome (a hereditary genetic defect causing colon cancer in young people) which is associated with other cancers. ...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

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Will my doctor cancel the colonoscopy at the last minute if my BP or blood sugar drops too low upon checking in at surgery center?

Not likely: Your blood sugar should not be an issue unless you are a diabetic on medication. If so, hopefully your doctor has outlined a strategy to prevent low bs (often withholding am Insulin - taking a lower dose, drinking orange juice, etc.) to prevent a problem. Low blood pressure is not often a problem unless you are on BP meds. Most low BP responds to fluid before the procedure. ...Read more

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I was advised to undergo a colonoscopy before a hernia surgery but,but i am scheduled tomorrow for the surgery is it safe?should i continue?

Colonoscopy is safe: Colonoscopy is a good test to look at the insides of the colon. Risks include perforation and bleeding (if biopsies are done) Few complications occur. If your doctor recommended this study I suggest that you go ahead with it. The amount of information obtained can be valuable ...Read more

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Doctor removed 18 polyps last colonoscopy, next colonoscopy if find any might need surgery to remove section of colon! What if I elect non-surgery?

May spread: depending on nature of polyps, inflammatory or early malignant, surgery may be needed if recurrent lesion noted. Endoscopy effective if stalk of polyp not invaded. If multiple polyps appear in a field, this represents early changes in the field that by itself can eventually lead to the development of an invasive carcinoma. Depending on findings of next colonoscopy decision should be discussed. ...Read more