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Do colonoscopies hurt if you wake up?

Do colonoscopies hurt if you wake up?

No: Just a slight gas cramp, but most feel nothing at all. ...Read more

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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Do colonoscopies hurt?

Do colonoscopies hurt?

No: Colonoscopy is usually performed with some form of sedation and if done correctly you should not feel anything or remember anything. ...Read more

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Can it hurt when you get a colonoscopy?

Can it hurt when you get a colonoscopy?

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

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Can upper endoscopys and colonoscopys hurt?

Can upper endoscopys and colonoscopys hurt?

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

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Yesterday I had colonoscopy with anesthesia (passed out for the whole procedure) and today my lungs hurt. Why, what's the connection?

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

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Why dose my middle of lower back hurt after a colonoscopy ?

Should go away: The pain should go away. If it persists or gets worse, see your doctor or go to the er. It could be gas, or the way you laid on the table. There is a small chance your colon was perforated. ...Read more

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Lost question.Groin pain after colonoscopy. 8 mons. No help, yet. Hurts badly.Which specialist to seek, please...?

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 more

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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 ?

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

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I'm scared of getting an colonoscopy to look for colonic polyps. Does it hurt?

I'm scared of getting an colonoscopy to look for colonic polyps.  Does it hurt?

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 more

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Why every time I eat no matter what my stomach gets inflated and hurts? Endoscopy, colonoscopy, liver etc... Is fine; what's wrong?

Why every time I eat no matter what my 
stomach gets inflated and hurts? Endoscopy, colonoscopy, liver etc... Is fine; what's wrong?

Bloating: I am glad you have had evaluation. Have you looked at the amount of wheat and dairy you consume? Sometimes eliminating these for a short period of time may give you relief. You also may struggle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. ...Read more

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