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Do I need to wait after having a colonoscopy before I can donate plasma?

Do I need to wait after having a colonoscopy before I can donate plasma?

Yes: Having a colonoscopy is safe, but some patients can be dehydrated afterwards. In addition, there is a risk of low grade fevers after the procedure. Waiting a few days is all that is likely needed. At that point, if one feels well and has no signs of illness one can donate. ...Read more

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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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Is it safe to donate plasma after having a colonoscopy procedure?

Is it safe to donate plasma after having a colonoscopy procedure?

no probelm: Colonoscopy should not affect your health in anyway to prevent you from doing what you want to do. ...Read more

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I am 62 years old and I'm going for my colonoscopy did I wait too long?

I am 62 years old and I'm going for my colonoscopy did I wait too long?

Probably: If nothing is found that is fine. All too often waiting a long period of time, that is when colonoscopy should at least be initiated at age 40, one finds that there is a fully developed malignancy. Colon cancer is a frequently occuring lesion best detected by colonoscopy at a time when the growth is in the polyp stage of development and this can only be detected by colonoscopy ...Read more

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I had a clean colonoscopy at age 45. No polyps etc. Just turned 50 and wondering if I should do it now, or is it ok to wait. Thanks in advance, ?

I had a clean colonoscopy at age 45. No polyps etc. Just turned 50 and wondering if I should do it now, or is it ok to wait. Thanks in advance, ?

Maybe: First question is do you have any symptoms to suggest colon disease. Change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, unexplained weight loss most commonly. If not, next question is family history. Any one in your first degree family have colon cancer or polyps? If yes then have one at 5 years, if no then recommendations are to wait 10 years, again, if no symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the average wait time to get a colonoscopy?

Depends: On your doctor. Gastroenterologists are usually booked for several weeks to months. Colorectal surgeons can often get you in sooner. Call around after getting names from your primary care doctor or friends who have had one. ...Read more

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Do I have to wait several years to have a repeat colonoscopy, or can I get one sooner if i'm worried?

Go by guidelines: A completely normal colonoscopy result means you should wait 10 years for a repeat. If you are a high-risk patient or if you had polyps detected than you can repeat in1-3 years. ...Read more

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Can i nurse my 8 month old after colonoscopy? Seen a lot online about mixed time you have to wait..Medicines are short acting

Can i nurse my 8 month old after colonoscopy? Seen a lot online about mixed time you have to wait..Medicines are short acting

Yes: Most anesthesiologist recommend waiting 24 hrs and discarding the next milk from your breast. In reality you can breastfeed after 4 hrs the procedure finished. Drugs use for colonoscopy are Propofol that will be out of your body within 2hrs and versed and fentanyl combination that will be out of your body in 6 hrs but the amount showing at breast milk and digested by the baby will be negligible. ...Read more

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I had a sigmdoscopy dr said he found 2 polyps and recommend colonoscopy for removal how long should I wait most for colonoscopy? Could become cancer?

I had a sigmdoscopy dr said he found 2 polyps and recommend colonoscopy for removal how long should I wait most for colonoscopy? Could become cancer?

Immediately: A sigmoidoscopy only checks the distal third (sigmoid) portion of the colon and colon cancer can occur anywhere in the colon. Since you had polyps, they may need to be biopsied if they were not. Since your dr. Told you to get a full colonoscopy, especially with your hx of polyps, and not to mention the need to check your whole colon, then get it done. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy 2 days ago how long should i wait before lifting weights again? The doctor told me 10 days but that seems a bit long

You are fine, now: Colonoscopy has very little if any after effects. Nearly all subjects are back to normal work next day. So you do not need to have any restrictions after 2-3 days that it takes to fully recover from all the bowel prep -related fluid imbalance. So you are ready to do everything from tomorrow on wards. ...Read more

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Are there any clear symptom differences between hemorrhoids and colon cancer? A colonoscopy has a long wait time and i'm scared.

Are there any clear symptom differences between hemorrhoids and colon cancer? A colonoscopy has a long wait time and i'm scared.

Both: Can bleed and cause changes in stool caliber or pattern. Getting a colonoscopy should not require a long wait time. Check with your pcp mfor a referral to another doctor performing colonoscopies that may have a shorter wait time.Being 23 yo, less likely colon cancer. Do not be scared of the unknown and see a colon and rectal surgeon for evaluation in office. ...Read more

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Had CT colonoscopy today how long would I wait if cancer was detected its Friday afternoon ? Would I hear quickly as in Monday ? Or do they fone

3-4 days: The purpose of colonoscopy is to detect the presence of a malignant lesion, hopefully when asymptomatic. If a lesion is defined as a malignant growth, possibly circumscribing the bowel wall the colonoscopist would know clinically what the problem is even without the path report. Either way even if a polyp is seen and biopsied , permanent sections are required and can take up to 4 or 5 days. ...Read more

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Have asthma, sleep apnea, woke during colonoscopy. Is it too weird if I contacted anesthesia dept before surgery to tell them this? Better to wait?

No,: It is not weird, if you have any questions for anesthesiologist inform GI doctor or nurse and they can have anesthesiologist call you before the procedure. Normally for a colonoscopy you are only sedated so waking up can happen ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy due to ibs 6 years ago not a thing found mom had a few benign polyps so told I should have not wait 10 yrs how likely I have cancer?

Had colonoscopy due to ibs 6 years ago not a thing found mom had a few benign polyps so told I should have not wait 10 yrs how likely I have cancer?

Unknown. : It's currently unknown, technically speaking, if you have cancer or not as we haven't looked in there for six years. Now, six years could be long enough for polyps to have developed but hopefully not enough time for them to turn malignant. Regardless, a colonoscopy at this time would be prudent. ...Read more

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GI assumed diverticulitis due to low left side pain. Given augmentin, which gave me cdiff. GI won't do colonoscopy until after vancomycin. Why wait?

GI assumed diverticulitis due to low left side pain. Given augmentin, which gave me cdiff. GI won't do colonoscopy until after vancomycin. Why wait?

Diverticulitis: First of all you do not want a. Colonoscopy when the colon is inflamed or irritated. Same with Gavin c diff so you must wait for safety concerns. Now you are only 27 years old very young for diverticulitis. Make sure you eat healthy and exercise regularly ...Read more

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Do i need a colonoscopy because my hemoglobin, hematocrit, and MCV were low? Wouldn't another blood test be the next step? I'm 60 and healthy. My iron was okay when i donated blood 20 days before the blood panel was done on 12-5-11. Could donating blood

Do i need a colonoscopy because my hemoglobin, hematocrit, and MCV were low?  Wouldn't another blood test be the next step? I'm 60 and healthy. My iron was okay when i donated blood 20 days before the blood panel was done on 12-5-11. Could donating blood

The : The tests very well could have come back low due to you donating blood. A good idea would be to take iron or a daily multi-vitamin for 3 months then repeat the anemia panel. If you still have anemia your doctor can do a simple test of your stool to check for the presence of blood. If it is positive then you should have another colonoscopy. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How long to wait for safe colonoscopy after colon resection? Polyp in rectum, blood in stool, no stoma.

How long to wait for safe colonoscopy after colon resection? Polyp in rectum, blood in stool, no stoma.

Coordinate: With your surgeon & your gastroenterologist. Maybe wait 4-6 weeks after surgery, but would be best to get the approval from your surgeon who knows your condition in detail, before having colonoscopy. ...Read more

Plasma (Definition)

It is the fluid portion of both the blood and lymph system in which the ...Read more