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Can I get a colonoscopy if I have my period at the same time?

Can I get a colonoscopy if I have my period at the same time?

Yes: But you may want to discuss this with your doctor since it may be uncomfortable for you if you have premenstrual symptoms and/or cramps. ...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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I have been bleeding a lot from the rectum as much as my wife having her period at time more did colonoscopy and catscan but didn't find anything.

I have been bleeding a lot from the rectum as much as my wife having her period at time more did colonoscopy and catscan but didn't find anything.

Hemorrhoids: This is commonly found during colonoscopies and not mentioned by the endoscopists often times. They may have also been much smaller by the time of your colonoscopy. Ask your endoscopist what he/she thinks is going on. ...Read more

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I had colonoscopy on Friday and after started really heavy period with big clots and extremely painful cramping....is this normal?

No: Colonoscopy should not have affected your vagina area. Do contact the doctor who did the test and inform him of this problem in case of an intestinal tear or trauma. ...Read more

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During colonoscopy prep, how can you drink so much fluid during such a short period of time and not suffer from water intoxication?

During colonoscopy prep, how can you drink so much fluid during such a short period of time and not suffer from water intoxication?

Drink slowly: Drink slowly the liquid as tolerated. Some preparations are "low volume" (2 liters or less) and easier to tolerate, and may be the preferred prep if you are concerned about getting full. You will not get intoxicated with water! ...Read more

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I have blood in my stool and I just recently had a colonoscopy that came back normal but I'm still bleeding at times it's just blood its as if I'm having a period with clots and all.

I have blood in my stool and I just recently had a colonoscopy that came back normal but I'm still bleeding at times it's just blood its as if I'm having a period with clots and all.

BRBPR: BRBPR= Bright red blood per rectum. Top causes are hemorrhoids and anal fissures. You need a full exam and rectal exam to make diagnosis. Lab work may be needed to Check for anemIa. If you still have symptoms stool cultures and a repeat colonoscopy or bleeding scan may be warranted. In the meantime stay well hydrated 64-80 oz water/dy. And gluten free with high fiber gutbliss. Com ...Read more

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Am on the pill + tegretol. Have 12 days til next period but have old blood spotting and brighter red blood clots too, not large. Just had colonoscopy?

Am on the pill + tegretol. Have 12 days til next period but have old blood spotting and brighter red blood clots too, not large. Just had colonoscopy?

Tegretol: Low platelets from tegretol due to bone marrow supression can occur (rarely). This can lead to bleeding. (i order CBC to check rbc WBC and platelet counts periodically on my patients who take tegretol) also there is an increased risk of birth control failure with tegretol use. Or the breakthrough bleeding may be totally unrelated. See your doctor and get examined. You might want to get a CBC too. ...Read more

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Bad gas/urination/anemia for over 2 years. Endoscopy/colonoscopy clean. Was told stress. Now I have a late period. Could it be a UTI or bad thyroid?

Bad gas/urination/anemia for over 2 years. Endoscopy/colonoscopy clean. Was told stress. Now I have a late period. Could it be a UTI or bad thyroid?

Seemingly unrelated: I'm not sure what the urination problem is, but "bad gas" is usually dietary related and anemia in a young woman such as yourself is often due to excessive menstrual bleeding. Stress may contribute to digestive issues and a late period. If you are having painful or frequent urination, then be checked for a UTI. You should be taking iron supplements; with late period check for pregnancy. Good wishes ...Read more

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I suffer from discomfort in my bottom when sitting & driving after long periods. I have have had a colonoscopy & all clear.

I suffer from discomfort in my bottom when sitting & driving after long periods. I have have had a colonoscopy & all clear.

Hemorhroids?: It may be hemorrhoids or something completely different. Impossible to give you advice for this on this forum.

See a surgeon in your area that specializes in this area. ...Read more

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Is it bad if you have your period for two times a month?

Maybe ok.: Menstral cycles are usually 28 days in length. Since some months have 31 days, there may be some months when you have more than one cycle. It is also not unusual to have an occasional irregular cycle, but this should not be a regular occurrence. If cycles become too frequent, especially if they are too heavy, this may mean you have a hormone imbalance and your health may be in danger. See provider. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have your period for 3 weeks?

Hmmm: Could mean a number of things. See your doctor for evaluation. Without specific medical history hard to say. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have your period for a month?

What does it mean when you have your period for a month?

Not normal: You need to take a pregnancy test and then visit your gyn asap. It is not common to have a period for a month. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get sick every time you have your period?

Is it normal to get sick every time you have your period?

Not normal: Getting sick every time they have a period is not normal in the sense that it does not happen to the majority of women. Some women though suffer tremendously. Many times birth control pills help alleviating heavy bleeding and cramping. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have your period a week before?

What does it mean when you have your period a week before?

Common complaint: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What is the most appropriate foods to eat when you have your period?

What is the most appropriate foods to eat when you have your period?

Foods: Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with doctor's approval. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. Avoid junk carbs. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a full body massage even when you have your period?

Yes: Women may opt to have massage during their period if they suffer from menstrual cramps or irritability. ...Read more

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If you have your period twice in one month do u count it once or twice?

If you have your period twice in one month do u count it once or twice?

Be safe, see doctor: Two apparent periods in a month usually means abnormal bleeding between periods. Any abnormal or unexpected vaginal bleeding should be professionally evaluated. Usually it turns out not to be serious -- sometimes hormonal, minor infection, or unknown. STDs like gonorrhea or chlamydia are possible if at risk (new partner, partner with other partners, etc). Best play it safe and see your doctor. ...Read more

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What dose it mean when you have your period a week apart in the same month?

What dose it mean when you have your period a week apart in the same month?

Abnormal Bleeding: This is what we would call abnormal uterine bleeding. There are many causes of AUB that don't specifically have to do with the menstrual cycle. This requires evaluation by a physician to determine exactly what is happening based on your past medical, surgical and menstrual history. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have your period when you finish for a few days then spotted?

What does it mean when you have your period when you finish for a few days then spotted?

Abnormal bleeding: It could mean:
1. Irregular or absent ovulation with irregular breakthrough bleeding
2. Pregnancy
3. Anatomic changes = fibroids, polyps

just to name a few. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have your period for 3 days then stops then starts again then stops then brown stuff comes out days later?

What does it mean when you have your period for 3 days then stops then starts again then stops then brown stuff comes out days later?

Bleeding question: When you experience light bleeding the blood if not excessive, is exposed to oxygen (oxidizes) and slowly migrated out. It has a brown appearance due to this process and slower migration. ...Read more

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Could you have your period and think your pregnant?

Could you have your period and think your pregnant?

Yes...: Technically, its not possible to have a period when you are pregnant; however, you can have bleeding in early pregnancy that tricks you into thinking you are having a period when you really are not. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you have your period a couple days after conception?

Can you have your period a couple days after conception?

Usually not: Most bleeding after conception is implantation bleeding, which is when the embryo starts to grow into the lining of the uterus. This occurs around 2 or more weeks after conception. Some people can spot earlier if the Progesterone hormone levels are a little low so that the lining of the uterus isn't as well supported. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more