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Does insurance cover a colonoscopy?

Does insurance cover a colonoscopy?

Insurance: Most insurances will cover a colonoscopy if the reasons for the colonoscopy are documented. Screening colonoscopies are suppose to be covered according to ACA. ...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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I'm 28 and live in wichita ks I have no insurance where can I get a colonoscopy. I need to get a colonoscopy somewhere insurance isn't a big issue.

I'm 28 and live in wichita ks I have no insurance where can I get a colonoscopy.  I need to get  a colonoscopy somewhere insurance isn't a big issue.

If an emergency...: Then seek help right away thru your local er. Otherwise, most health centers ; physicians happily donate considerable time to providing charity care either through clinics or individual practioner offices. Also, if you qualify military hospitals or the veterans administration may be able to help. You're going to have to do a little homework for your locale. ...Read more

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I was charged a copayment for a colonoscopy by the staff after taking my health insurance info. I thought that preventive care requires no copayment?

I was charged a copayment for a colonoscopy by the staff after taking my health insurance info.  I thought that preventive care requires no copayment?

Visits have both...: Many doctor visits have both preventive care and symptom care. A routine colonoscopy due to a patient's age can be preventive care. But if the patient has constipation, tummy aches, or even a sore throat related to that visit, then part of the visit becomes symptom care (copay is needed). The issues are caused by insurance company & government rules. Copay is credited back if not on insurance eob. ...Read more

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I am having SEVERE rectal pain. I have a perineum mass and swollen abdominal lymph nodes. The pain is worsening.No insurance to get colonoscopy. HELP!

See MD ASAP: You may not need a colonoscopy, but you do need medical evaluation. Symptoms may be due to cancer or abscess. You will certainly see a doctor for this sooner or later (when it worsens). Make it sooner. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy a yr ago came back neg but still having abdominal pains bloody diarrhea fatigue no insurance what do I do?

Colonoscopy a yr ago came back neg but still having abdominal pains bloody diarrhea fatigue no insurance what do I do?

Dietary modification: You can try a gluten free diet. Colonoscopy are not sensitive or specific when the symptoms are diarrhea. Inflammatory bowel disease can cause your symptoms. If you go to a gastroenterologist, they will most likely start with dietary modification, like a gluten free diet. If insurance coverage becomes less of an issue, you need a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I accidentally ate 3 chocolate covered raisins and my colonoscopy is tomorrow, about 19 hours away. Should I be concerned?

No: If the raisins are still in your colon at the time of the colonoscopy they shouldn't interfere with the examination. You might mention it to your gastroenterologist so he won't be surprised if he comes across them during the exam. ...Read more

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Can e coli look like Crohn's on a colonoscopy?

Can e coli look like Crohn's on a colonoscopy?

E. coli: Very unlikely, but even if there was a resemblance due to the colitis caused by some strains of e. Coli, the biopsy would differ markedly. ...Read more

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Can e coli look like Crohn's on a colonoscopy.

Crohn's on endo: No crohn's looks like crohn's on biopsy the overall photo does not mean much - the biopsies are critical and provide the answer. ...Read more

Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Insurance (Definition)

Health insurance is a type of coverage that pays for medical expenses. Health insurance can be provided by an employer, the state or federal government, or ...Read more