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Doctor insights on: Damage After A Colonoscopy

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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 a gastro damage colon during colonoscopy? Husband had severe pain for 6 months after. Gastro said it was his crohns. Husband says different pain.

Yes and No: There is a risk of perforation during colonoscopy but this is usually an acute complication requiring emergent surgery or treatment. Having pain this late could be his crohn's which can affect the GI tract from the mouth to the anus. If having pain he should follow-up and be evaluated by his gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How long should diarhorra continue after a colonoscopy?

How long should diarhorra continue after a colonoscopy?

Depends on your prep: if it didn't go that well and you didn't empty the bowels out properly, it can continue for 2-3 days. most people have the opposite experience, no BMs for several days. ...Read more

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When after a colonoscopy can you get up and do things?

Yes and no: However the first 24 hours after a colonoscopy IF sedation is used, one shouldn't make medical or legal decisions, drive or operate machinery, or use alcohol. ...Read more

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After a colonoscopy, what can I expect?

Tired: Most people who have a colonoscopy who had sedation, will state that they were tired, possibly hungry, or even their normal selves. ...Read more

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When can I eat after my colonoscopy procedure?

Avoid alcohol: You might want to avoid alcohol with that first meal. The alcohol can interact with the sedatives you are given and increase the effects of both. ...Read more

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