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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


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Colonoscopy & liquid that's needed before test , causes me big side effects &now its needed again, please can u advice of alternative tests if any availabl?

Colonoscopy & liquid that's needed before test , causes me big side effects &now its needed again, please can u advice of alternative tests if any availabl?

Colonoscopy: There are many options for bowel preparation to choose from. Some of these options are much smaller in volume and also there is pill form. You should discuss your concerns with your GI physician to determine the best options for you. There are other options beside colonoscopy, but none of the other ones will have therapeutic benefits (most of the other ones are diagnostic). Again, discuss! ...Read more

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What are common side effects after a colonoscopy?

None: There is no "common" side effect to colonoscopy. The overwhelming majority of colonoscopies have no side effects. The uncommon adverse event is missed polyps or bowel perforation. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to having a colonoscopy?

Are there any side effects to having a colonoscopy?

Veery rarely: Bleeding and injury to the bowel. In experienced hands the combined risk is less than 1 %. You may have gas and bloating afterward but these should resolve quickly and you can resume normal activity and diet the next day. The risk of having an undiagnosed colon disease or cancer is greater than the risk of the procedure. ...Read more

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Is versed a dangerous drug for colonoscopy? What are the side effects?

Is versed a dangerous drug for colonoscopy? What are the side effects?

Versed: It can usually be used safely. There is a drug that can rapidly reverse it's effects. Although the incidence of respiratory depression/arrest is low (0.1-0.5%) when Midazolam is administered alone at normal doses, [47][48] the concomitant use with CNS acting drugs, mainly analgesic opiates, may increase the possibility of hypotension, respiratory depression, respiratory arrest. www.wikipedia.com. ...Read more

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Why are some docs, incl here, so negative about unsedated colonoscopy? Mine was a wonderful learning experience w/no side effects!

Not negative: Patients worry about colonoscopy and this stress can lead to worsening anxiety and discomfort. While partial colonoscopies (sigmoidoscopy) is done without sedation fairly routinely, the amount of air insufflation needed to do a complete colonoscopy is too uncomfortable for most patients. This causes them to move, which makes it difficult for the doctor to complete the examination. ...Read more

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My colonoscopy and gastroscopy examinations last March showed symptoms of ulcer.Should I take such exams this year?Are such exams have side effects?

Gastroscopy needed: If your colonoscopy was normal, but you were found to have an ulcer on gastroscopy, then you should have a follow up gastroscopy to make sure the ulcer is healed. I assume that you have received treatment for the ulcer. ...Read more

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Had a biopsy-less colonoscopy 5days ago and check-up, still experiencing upper left-side, center ab or stomache pain under ribs. What could this be?

Had a biopsy-less colonoscopy 5days ago and check-up, still experiencing upper left-side, center ab or stomache pain under ribs. What could this be?

Need to find out: If the pain was present before the colonoscopy, then you need to go back to your physician to be examined and tested to find out the cause. If the pain began after you had the colonoscopy, and doesn't decrease when you pass gas or have a bowel movement, you need to see the doctor who did the procedure. Sometimes, there are complications even without a biopsy. ...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