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Do You Need Anesthesia For Colonoscopy
Should I be worried about general anesthesia or not waking up for after a colonoscopy and endoscopy?
Discuss with doc: Many fears can be addressed if you talk to your healthcare professional. Egd ; colonoscopies are typically done only with sedation, and there is no general anesthesia. If you are really concerned, or if your md thinks you need general anesthesia, you will have an anesthesiologist there. ...Read more
I take subutex regularly - what are my options for anesthesia during my planned upcoming colonoscopy?
I take one 8mg Suboxone strip daily. Will this interfere with my colonoscopy scheduled in four days. Will the anesthesia be effective?
On average how long does a colonoscopy and endoscopy done at the same time take? Will the sedation cause funny behavior after like anesthesia does?
Short sedation: EGD (upper endoscopy) can be as short as 5 minutes, with biposies most of them accopmlished in ~15 min. Colonoscopy takes longer, most fit in the timeframe of 20-40 minutes. The sedation used for the procedure is quite deep usually and approaches/equals Total Intravenous Anesthesia, TIVA. Due to nature of the drug (s) used the recovery may vary but usually is pretty fast and free of side effects. ...Read more
Can u have a colonoscopy done with something other than general anesthesia? Such as conscious sedation?
I'm having a Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy next week and being put to sleep. How safe are the procedures? I've never had anesthesia
Yesterday I had colonoscopy with anesthesia (passed out for the whole procedure) and today my lungs hurt. Why, what's the connection?
R/O COMPLICATION: Often times Propofol is used for anesthesia it is very potent. Rarely when you are recovery from anesthesia, fluid may get into the lungs. This is referred as aspiration. I recommend following up with your GI doctor. If symptoms worsen acutely or fever develops, get immediate evaluation and X-ray to rule out aspiration Pneumonia. ...Read more
I'm Having a steroid shot and they give me anesthesia and then in 2 weeks having a colonoscopy where I'll have anesthesia. Is that safe?
Yes: It may not even be the same type of anesthesia. Often local numbing with an injection is all that is needed when local steroids are administered. With a colonoscopy, usually drugs are administered through a IV line resulting in what is called conscious sedation. A 2 week gap is reassuring. Even when surgeries have to be performed "back to back" in emergency situations, all can be done safely:) ...Read more
I am scheduled for a colonoscopy. Is a facility able to enforce anesthesia if I do not want to take it. They use propofol and I don't want it.
Informed consent: Nothing should be done before explaining pros and cons and obtaining your permission. Propofol is not the only choice, although it is probably best drug for it today. One can undergo colonoscopy without any anesthesia, the experience is likely to be quite unpleasant and stressful and conditions for the doctor performing it suboptimal, so I would invite you to address all your concerns beforehand. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy yesterday, today I'm very dizzy and nauseated, could that be from the anesthesia?
I have a colonoscopy in one week. Will smoking marijuana today and tomorrow have bad effects with the anesthesia during my colonoscopy?
Rx?: If not, the biggest threat might be legal. Also you don't mention the likely strength or the amounts. Never be excessive. If you're in a safe place - the physical effects should not present a problem in moderation I hope it all goes well. ...Read more
Doc could not complete colonoscopy due to severe angulation in sigmoid and thickened colon had anesthesia. Any future problem? What next?
Sounds complicated: Given your history, it sounds very complicated! Recovering from a perforated colon, a colonoscopy is good to help get answers. There are very advanced docs who do colonoscopies with special equipment. It might be worth getting a referral to someone with more specialized training and tools who can try to navigate. ...Read more
My doctor wants to use general anesthesia for an endoscopy. Why would I need to be completely out? He just did sedation for my colonoscopy.
This is a good: Question for you to ask him. Typically, upper/lower endoscopy is performed with conscious sedation, presumably what you had previously. Perhaps he observed you to have responses to stimuli indicating you might be experiencing pain during the colonoscopy procedure. Maybe he is concerned about your breathing or cardiac function. Typical issues suggesting general anesthesia. Only he can answer. ...Read more
I ovulated on the 1st, the 9th I'm going under anesthesia for a colonoscopy, if I'm pregnant is it to soon for the anesthesia to affect to fetus?
I have a lot of ptsd/anxiety issues and I have asperger's syndrome. I need a colonoscopy. Is that something that can be done in the or and under general anesthesia?
Talk with drs: Have a pre procedural visit with your doctor explaining your conditions. All medical procedures presume healthy mental status and mood. If you are at all unsure or uncertain, most doctors will make time to talk with you in detail about the procedure or collaborate with other doctors (psychologists and psychiatrists) to make the procedure clear and less anxiety provoking to the patient. ...Read more
Propofol, versed, fatanyl given. Together for colonoscopy is this general anesthesia or a strong sedative. If so which is safer? I
They are both safe: These drugs can be used as sedation OR general anesthesia. It is determined by the amounts given and the patient's physiologic response. Both general anesthesia and conscious sedation are safe in the hands of a competent anesthesia provider who takes in account the patient's medical history, medications and physical condition. ...Read more
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?
Since I had colonoscopy 5 days ago on Anesthesia I have been been having pain in back of lungs (chest). More when I eat or drink. Is this normal? Should I go to ER?
Not: Not normal go to ER immediatly if youhave these symptoms ...Read more
Hi! I'm a 16 year old going for an endoscopy and colonoscopy at the same time. As a pediatric patient, is it a common to get general anesthesia for both procedures? If not, can I request for a general? I'm absolutely terrified of having something up my **
It all depends: Typically an endoscopy and colonsocpy would be performed by an anesthesiologist. It would be up to the anesthesiologist and the patient to decide what is the safest course of action. There are some co-morbidities that might push anesthesiologist away from general anesthesia. Whether it is deep sedation or general anesthesia, one of the anesthesia jobs is to make the patient feel comfortable ...Read more
Does colonoscopy interfere with birth control pill effectiveness? Since I had to drink a lot of liquid and will have anesthesia
Is it more advisable to get a colonoscopy at a surgical outpatient center vs a doctor's office? Is propofol safe to use as anesthesia during it?
Both safe: But the more medical issues/problems the better off at an ambulatory center but it really depends on what the comfort level of the office people as well as what kind of problems/complication they are prepared to handle. ...Read more
High blood pressure before gral anesthesia -EGD and colonoscopy- Been having 145/95 average in the last week. Lot of stress lately. HR normal though.?
Tomorrow I am having a colonoscopy and endoscopy, with anesthesia. I have a slight cold runny nose, no fever. Will it be okay to have it done?
Probably: If you are not having a fever, greenish drainage, or shortness of breath he will most likely be okay to proceed with the colonoscopy and endoscopy. However, he will need to check with your doctor to make sure he will proceed with it. I would definitely check with them prior to performing your bowel prep so that you don't do that unnecessarily. ...Read more
Antidepressants and Anesthesia. I'm on Reboxetine (norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) and have a twilight anesthetic (colonoscopy) on 23rd. Safe?
Anesthesia: There should be no problem with your procedure. Make sure they know what medications you are taking. Colonoscopies while on medications such as yours are common place without side effects. Best wishes. ...Read more
I'm going under gen anesthesia 4 a tonsillectomy. Never had ga. How does ga compare 2 the IV sedation I had 4 my wisdom teeth & colonoscopy/endoscopy?
General Anes process: Once the IV is in, you will probably be given a small of sedative to help you feel relaxed. In the or, the ekg and other monitors will be applied. You will probably receive oxygen to breathe as other IV medications are given to achieve full anesthesia. You are never left alone while under anesthesia. We stay with you to monitor and adjust the anesthesia to keep you anesthetized and safe. ...Read more
Day after receiving general anesthesia 4 colonoscopy, sore throat, nurse said I had raspy lungs before I left. Hurts to take deep breath. Feel Fluid?
Could be normal: Are you sure you had General Anesthesia? It's very unusual for colonoscopy. However you did have tube in your mouth breathing that's good cause sore throat. If you're a smoker sometimes it's normal to caugh as you wake up. In most patient this resolves in 2 to 3 days. If you have difficulty breathing, have fever, or coughing up yellow and green stuff you should talk to your doctor ...Read more
Ask your physician: The time period that you should not drive, operate heavy machinery, or make major decisions would depend on the medications that you were given for your procedure. Some anesthetic drugs have a very short half life and could have you back behind the wheel in a few hours, while others are quite long acting and it would be best to wait until the next day. Discuss your situation with your doctor. ...Read more