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Do You Talk Under Conscious Sedation For Colonoscopies
Can u have a colonoscopy done with something other than general anesthesia? Such as conscious sedation?
Yes: Intravenous sedation can be very effective in assuring comfort and sedation during a colonoscopy. General anesthesia, though used commonly because it can be "eliminated" so quickly from one's body, isn't mandatory. Discuss with your endoscopist or anesthesiologist! no worries! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had 2 colonoscopies, 1 endoscopy, 1 liver biopsy, and conscious sedation did not work. I have a 3rd colonoscopy scheduled at end of month, wh?
Had a colonoscopy/endoscopy with conscious sedation (total 65 mg versed and 350 mcg fentanyl used): full memory, in extreme pain, traumatic. Normal?
Scheduled a colonoscopy. Chose twilight sedation. Gastro commented on patient that kept talking and had to sedate a lot, hard to wake up. Oversadation?
Anything possible: Some people react adversely or excessively to doses of sedatives that do not affect others. Have no idea what happened in the situation you describe. Ask the doctor. ...Read more
Proofol: Is probably the best, it wears completely off in very short time. Benzodiazepines and narcotics, even short-acting, have a residual effect making you drowsy and possibly sick for the rest of the day. Propofol is an antiemetic. But Propofol requires constant monitoring and special skills to administer to be as safe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is concious sedetion for a colonoscopy not recommended for people w anxiety disorder? Full sedation best? Propofol ?
At colonoscopy and after, BP 156/102. Is high sugar prep or that i missed 2 days of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 12.5 likelier cause? No sedation & not nervous.
Get sedated: I usually recommend sedation for my colonoscopy patients. It makes it better/easier for both parties. Having said that, if you are strongly against sedation, here are a few general rules: it is more difficult to perform colonoscopies on thin females. The ideal candidate for unsedated colonoscopy is a short, slightly overweight male. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having a colonoscopy and endoscopy on tuesday and would like no sedation. Is this possible? What are the risks?
any procedure has: Risk . However , sedation for colonoscopy is considered to be light and low risk . There are anesthetic agentst that casue tachycardia like ketamine ( less frequently used ) that needs to be avoided . You need to know that you will be monitored and if your blood pressure or heart rate changes , all the necessary steps will be taken by the anesthesiologist. ...Read more
Dought effect!: There should be no relation between the two ! ...Read more
Can sedation medication for a colonoscopy cause a migraine? If so is there any way to prevent it from happening?
Migraines: Typically patient's receiving sedation for colonoscopy receive either Midazolam (versed), fentanyl (sublimaze), or Propofol (diprivan) or a combination of the above. I am not aware of these medications typically precipitating migraines but the trigger's for migraines are multiple and could easily include not eating prior to your procedure or mild dehydration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scheduling a colonoscopy. Never been sedated and nervous about it. Gastro likes to only do full sedation. Should i look at other options?
Full sedation: Makes it easier, faster and more pleasant. Make sure the medication is administered by a dedicated anesthesiologist and that you are given oxygen supplementation and have your vital signs monitored. If you prefer light sedation, tell your doctor, but he may be unable to do a complete exam if you are too uncomfortable. ...Read more
Gastro encouraging mac sedation for colonoscopy. Should i feel comfortable w him even tho i decided for twilight sedation as suggested by primary md?
Feel comfortable: The gastro specialist I am sure does the procedure often and is familiar with the type of sedation that would be safe. Feel comfortable and ask the docs why the have different opinions on the sedation. Best wishes. ...Read more
What are sedation drugs commonly used in colonoscopy?My BP dropped from 113/70 to 70/40 and nurse said i passed out.Is it likely due to drug reaction?
Need to make a decision: gastro suggest mac for colonoscopy, internist suggests consious sedation. Not sure what to do. Any thoughts?
Personal preference : Propofol, the michael jackson drug is frequently used by anesthesiologists working with gis. Allows for deeper sedation than conscious sedation. But it can also cost more and check with your insurer that they will cover it. When i had my colonoscopy i had propofol. As have a large number of other docs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Met with gastro. Suggests a colonoscopy. He only uses propofol as sedation administered by a nurse anesthesiologist. Should i be concerned?
Scope: Absolutley you should be concerned. Firstly why can he not do this without Propofol - using other IV agents? Secondly if he uses the crna who is the supervising anesthesiologist? Thirdly if there is no anesthesiologist and he is the supervising md then is he certified in bls and acls? ...Read more
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