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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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I have been a headache and dizziness since colonoscopy 6 days ago?

I have been a headache and dizziness since colonoscopy 6 days ago?

Ask your physician: It may or may not be related but it is best to discuss this with your physician to see if there’s any relationship to the colonoscopy ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy yesterday, today I'm very dizzy and nauseated, could that be from the anesthesia?

I had a colonoscopy yesterday, today I'm very dizzy and nauseated, could that be from the anesthesia?

Unlikely: To be the anesthesia as it was yesterday. More likely to be dehydration from having multiple bowel movements from the bowel prep. ...Read more

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I had endoscopy and Colonoscopy yesterday morning and have severe indigestion & mild dizziness. Not subsiding.

I had endoscopy and Colonoscopy yesterday morning and have severe indigestion & mild dizziness. Not subsiding.

Post op: I recommend that you notify the endoscopist who performed your procedures about these symptoms as you are apparently experiencing severe abdominal distress which is not usual after the procedures. I feel you should be examined. Other worrisome symptoms would be fever, abdominal tenderness or distension. ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy yesterday morning. Had fever most of the night but now I am feeling dizzy and cant focus my eyes?

Call your doctor.: It is not normal to have lingering symptoms the day after a colonoscopy. It is not clear to me whether the symptoms that you are having are related or not, but it would be prudent to contact your gastroenterologist to discuss them, and to investigate them if they seem to be persistent. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy Thursday and flew to Turkey Friday. I am still very light headed, dizzy and sleepy. Could I have low sodium or glucose levels?

I had a colonoscopy Thursday and flew to Turkey Friday. I am still very light headed, dizzy and sleepy. Could I have low sodium or glucose levels?

Dehydration: It is more likely that you are dehydrated. Drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. You may take a sports drink like Gatorade.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Hi have had nausea, gut rot feeling, weight loss (30 lbs), tachycardia, dizziness. Normal endoscopy/colonoscopy, scans... what coukd it be?

Hi have had nausea, gut rot feeling, weight loss (30 lbs), tachycardia, dizziness. Normal endoscopy/colonoscopy, scans... what coukd it be?

See an internist: The weight loss, if over a short period is concerning, if you've traveled recently this could be an intestinal parasite, but the dizziness and tachycardia could be something else when you put the symptoms all together. See a good internist, get a good physical exam, and probably a stool sample, urinalysis, and blood work to see what is causing you troubles, it may not be in your GI tract...Meds? ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy with botox and polypectomy 2 days ago. I am having severe stomach pain with and w/o bm, loose stools, nausea and dizziness.

I had a colonoscopy with botox and polypectomy 2 days ago. I am having severe stomach pain with and w/o bm, loose stools, nausea and dizziness.

Call your doctor: I am not sure what is wrong but it certainly sounds abnormal and you need to contact your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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AB CT Scan good. Stomach pain, back pain, diarrhea, blood in stool, dizziness. Colonoscopy scheduled. Could it be colitis, c diff, gastroenteritis?

AB CT Scan good. Stomach pain, back pain, diarrhea, blood in stool, dizziness. Colonoscopy scheduled. Could it be colitis, c diff, gastroenteritis?

Yes, any of those...: ...and many other possibilities as well, particularly given your advanced age of 88. Rather than speculate, please proceed with evaluation and diagnosis-directed appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?

30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?

Stress related?!: At age 30 with so many normal tests and diagnoses like fibromyalgia and trigeminal nauralgia (highly unusual for that age except in MS, ruled out by the normal MRIs) non organic and stress related problems come to mind Don't forget the symptoms are REAL in those cases too! ...Read more

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Is a colonoscopy painful?

Is a colonoscopy painful?

It shouldn't: Colonoscopies for the most part are not painful especially if sedation is used ...Read more

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How deep does a colonoscopy go?

Right colon: A proper colonoscopy should reach the right side of the colon to the junction of the colon and the small intestine. ...Read more

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How is a colonoscopy performed?

How is a colonoscopy performed?

Camera on a snake: A video camera on the end of a flexible stalk, not unlike a snake, is inserted through the rectum while you are asleep. You don't feel a thing, you won't remember it, and the only bed part is the prep. ...Read more

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What if I ate before colonoscopy?

What if I ate before colonoscopy?

They would cancel: If you ate, your intestines may not be clean, so a reliable examination becomes difficult to carry out. This means there is going to be likely cancellation of the colonoscopic procedure. ...Read more

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Is colonoscopy the same as a ug i?

No: A colonoscopy is using a camera inserted into the rectum (under some level of sedation) through your colon to the cecum (area of the appendix) which allows us to look for cancer as well as to biopsy areas of abnormality. A UGI is an x-ray procedure where we use x-rays to take a picture of your esophagus and stomach with dye in it which allows us to look for leaks, blockages and other issues. ...Read more

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I have got a colonoscopy question?

What is question?: Colonoscopy is a routine procedure performed with a long flexible endoscope after a bowel clean out. It is usually done under heavy sedation as an outpatient. Polyps can often be removed or other suspicious areas biopsied. You can resubmit a specific question. ...Read more

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How can I prepare for a colonoscopy?

How can I prepare for a colonoscopy?

Bowel prep: Follow your doctors instructions on the oral bowel prep and diet. ...Read more

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What kind of dr do u see colonoscopy?

GI doctor: Colonoscopy is a procedure typically performed by a gastroenterologist for the screening and detection of colorectal cancer and precancerous lesions, usually after age 50. ...Read more

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When does someone need a colonoscopy?

Depends: It is recommended that a baseline screening colonoscopy be done about the age of 50 in those with no symptoms. People with a family history of colon cancer in close relatives should have one about 10-15 years before that relative was diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer. Patients with rectal bleeding or other symptoms should visit their doctor and discuss colonoscopy regardless of age. ...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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What we might find after a colonoscopy?

Many things!: Polyps, ulcers, cancer, diverticulas, ateriovenous malformations, hemorrhoids, inflammation, etc. ...Read more

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What can I expect during a colonoscopy?

Not much: You should be sedated during colonoscopy, so you shouldn't expect much at all. The worst part of colonoscopy is the bowel preparation. Otherwise, the procedure itself should be unnoticeable. ...Read more

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What can be expected during my colonoscopy?

What can be expected during my colonoscopy?

Don't be: A colonoscopy is usually done with mild sedation so you won't feel anything or remember anything. It takes about 20-30 minutes. Yo will need transportation home and the rest of the day off work. Following day back to the normal grind. Day before the procedure is prep day to get your colon clean so that a thorough exam can be performed. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of getting a colonoscopy?

Multiple purposes: The primary purpose is to screen for colon and rectal cancer. The physician is looking for polyps or other growths and will either completely remove them or get adequate biopsies so the pathologist can determine if they are benign or not. Other things that can be seen include diverticula, abnormalities of blood vessels in the colon wall, and signs of inflammation indicative of colitis. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more