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Does A Colonoscopy Hurt
Not usually!: Most physicians/surgeons perform a colonoscopic exam under sedation, either with Propofol or versed/fentanyl, and you are sedated to the point of not feeling pain, or at least forgetting about it! get your scope done asap, it's really simple, and is the single best screening test for colon cancer... ...Read more
Not really: These tests require you to be under sedation. The doctor will give you medication through an IV so that you won't feel pain or remember the procedure. Rarely you may experience brief moments of discomfort or pain that you remember later, but most people don't remember anything. ...Read more
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
Lost question.Groin pain after colonoscopy. 8 mons. No help, yet. Hurts badly.Which specialist to seek, please...?
First family doctor: See your doctor first, your pain-may not be related to your colonoscopy, you may have a hernia, or diverticulitis, or some thing else , after examination & tests will treat you or refer you to a specialist may be surgeon , depending on the findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its been 4 days since my colonoscopy why does my anus still hurts.I can't sit or walk its so painful, I am constantly on heating pad its only help ?
Rectal pain: There are a couple of possibilities. One could be irritation of your hemorrhoids and/or an anal fissure from the prep or scope itself. Warm tub soaks and over the counter anal cream with 1% Hydrocortisone up inside twice a day for 7 days should help. If that doesn't suffice or if it gets worse, see your doctor. ...Read more
No: In the hands of a well trained gastroenterologist using the right sedation, you should feel no pain during colonoscopy. The procedure should last around 20 to 30 minutes. You may feel some bloating after colonoscopy. You need to ask your gastroenterologist what type of sedation is used. Propofol is clearly superior to versed/valium. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just had colonoscopy yesterday, nothing hurt except for my legs. They feel cramped up but the pain started when I got home.
Leg cramps: this is due to the preparation drinks. this could cause electrolyte imbalance. drink more juice to replace what ever mineral you lost during the preparation ...Read more
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