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Daughter has 10 day amoxicillin (white liquid) script due to a cough. Chest xray is clear, no fever. Can continue with scheduled colonoscopy the 6th day?

Daughter has 10 day amoxicillin (white liquid) script due to a cough. Chest xray is clear, no fever. Can continue with scheduled colonoscopy the 6th day?

Call Specialist: It is always best to call the specialist performing the colonoscopy to ask this question. I would proceed with the procedure if it were my decision, but I can't speak for the particular operator of the colonoscopy or for the physician giving the anesthesia. They might want to wait... ...Read more

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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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Husband had colonoscopy monday, fever (100 - 102) and headache, no bm ever since, feels bad.  help!?

Husband had colonoscopy monday, fever (100 - 102) and headache, no bm ever since, feels bad.  help!?

GO TO MD!!!: I definitely would contact the md that performed the colonoscopy asap. There are a few rare complications post-colonoscopy that you need to be worried about and be seen asap. If unable to see that md - go to er! Good luck! ...Read more

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I was wondering are cramps + fever normal after colonoscopy?

I was wondering are cramps + fever normal after colonoscopy?

No: Contact your colonoscopist immediately and let him/her be aware of this. This may need to be further investigated. ...Read more

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Pain in left abdominal, 99.6 fever after colonoscopy. What is going on?

Contact your doctor: Any pain or fever after colonoscopy is worrisome. Yous should contact the doctor that performed your test immediately! ...Read more

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99.6 fever after colonoscopy should I worry?

99.6 fever after colonoscopy should I worry?

Perhaps: How soon after colonoscopy? Any abdominal pain? It is possible to have a bowel injury after a colonoscopy but fever would not usually be the first sign. Typically you would have abdominal pain first that would get worse over time. This will typically start within 24 hours of colonoscopy. In the absence of abdominal I would look for other causes for the fever, especially more then 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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Husband had colonoscopy this morning. Fever started approx. 6 hours after procedure. 100.8. No pain just fever. Is this normal. Fever now 99.6?

Husband had colonoscopy this morning. Fever started approx. 6 hours after procedure. 100.8. No pain just fever. Is this normal. Fever now 99.6?

Not expected: Did he have any interventions done? Sometimes with a polypectomy or biopsies there can be some focal inflammation (serositis). the fever could also be a marker of something a lot more serious like a perforation though. Keep a close eye on him, and I'd give the gastroenterologist the heads-up sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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6 days post-colonoscopy (2 biopsies) chills/fever.

6 days post-colonoscopy (2 biopsies) chills/fever.

Call your doctor: May be or may not be related, speak to your endoscopy doctor for examination and to find the cause. ...Read more

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Post colonoscopy by 2 days, fever 99.6 won't go down and nausea. Is this normal?

Probably OK: This is a relatively low-grade temperature. It is impossible to know for certain if it's normal without a detailed history and physical examination. If you are passing gas, and not having escalating abdominal pain, you are probably doing fine. Have a low threshold for calling the doctor who performed your colonoscopy if you have further questions. ...Read more

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My husband is coughing like crazy and has a fever of 101.9 today, but is scheduled for a colonoscopy tomorrow morning. Should he reschedule?

My husband is coughing like crazy and has a fever of 101.9 today, but is scheduled for a colonoscopy tomorrow morning. Should he reschedule?

Yes: For an elective procedure that will require sedation is is not wise to undergo it if you are ill. Call and reschedule it. ...Read more

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Can someone who has achy body, fever, congestion and lightheadedness go for a colonoscopy/endoscopy?

Can someone who has achy body, fever, congestion and lightheadedness go for a colonoscopy/endoscopy?

You should elay it: It is not a good idea to have endoscopy in case you feel unwell and have virus infection/ fever. ...Read more

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Light color diarriah nausea 3 days after colonoscopy, can't eat well since that prep I forced in, fever 100, what can be? What should I do?

Light color diarriah nausea 3 days after colonoscopy, can't eat well since that prep I forced in, fever 100, what can be? What should I do?

Call doc: Fever is concerning. I would take diarrhea given recent prep, but fever is not right. I would hold off on guess of what could have caused it but I would definitely ask you to call the doc who did the colonoscopy asap. ...Read more

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My grandma is 76 and is having fevers of unknown origin for 2 months now. She had an endoscopy, colonoscopy, ultrasounds, CBC came out normal.

My grandma is 76 and is having fevers of unknown origin for 2 months now. She had an endoscopy, colonoscopy, ultrasounds, CBC came out normal.

Get a second opinion: Fever of unknown origin is often caused by infections, inflammatory conditions or advanced cancers. The tests that she has had all have some limitations in locating hidden infections or cancer. A pet scan may be the best test to use especially to find many of the hidden conditions that cause fever. An experienced doctor (second opinion by an internist) may be able to offer her further medical guida. ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy 24hrs ago was normal. Notice slight pain below belt buckle once inwhile. No bm since test. Should I be worried? No fever or bleeding.

No worry: During and before colonoscopy the bowel is cleaned out so that BM since the procedure would be unusual. During the procedure, for better visualization and in inserted into the bowel to dilate it for improvement in visualization of small colon changes. This gas may not be completely evacuated and as such slight bowel gas pains can result. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy yesterday that was discontinued due to severe pain from adhesions. I woke up this morning with a 99.5* fever & moderate pain?

Let your doc know: You should let the gastroenterologist who completed the procedure know about your post procedural symptoms. If you temperature continues to rise and/or your pain is progressive you should seek urgent help, as it's possible to develop complications related to a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of central ab-stomache pain 5days after colonoscopy? Dr. phys. Exam indicates no perforation, as no fever-blood. Help!

What are the possible causes of central ab-stomache pain 5days after colonoscopy? Dr. phys. Exam indicates no perforation, as no fever-blood. Help!

Be patient and wait: It is unlikely to be anything serious. If you become impatient and write everyday you will not find any easy answers. Patience is a vitue. ...practice it. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy today. Dr removed some polyps and also collected some biopsies. I'm now beginning to run a fever. Chills & aching. Is this normal?

No: You should review this with your gastroenterologist, but to be honest, it's possible this is unrelated to the colonoscopy and is related to a totally independent (suspicious for infectious) process. ...Read more

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Constant, often-sharp under rib and upper ab pain-almost like pulled muscles, 4 days after problem-free colonoscopy. No fever -blood-bm. Is it normal?

Inform your doctor: There is no persisting pain expected after colonoscopic examination. I would advise you to inform your doctor who did the procedure and seek his guidance. It may be a complication due to this procedure or just a change in bowel activity due to vigorous preparation (If you are able to eat and there is no vomiting or fever, you are probably going to be Ok). Have your bowels moved yet? ...Read more

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My father recently had a colonoscopy. Now 1 or more hemorrhoids have burst, are bleeding, and he has a slight fever. Advice?

My father recently had a colonoscopy. Now 1 or more hemorrhoids have burst, are bleeding, and he has a slight fever. Advice?

Bleeding hemorrhoids: Please have your father see a physician to look at the area, try and stop the bleeding, and see if antibiotics are justified. If the colonoscopy was within the week, call the gastroenterologist who did the procedure and arrange for follow up just to be sure there were no complications involved. Urgent care if no improvement if bleeding does not slow within 15 minutes. 911 if profuse bleeding. ...Read more

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Why is it not a good idea to have a colonoscopy and endoscopy when you are not feeling well with congestion, body aches, headache and fever?

Why is it not a good idea to have a colonoscopy and endoscopy when you are not feeling well with congestion, body aches, headache and fever?

It increases therisk: Any time you are sedated or put to sleep, there is some risk of complications. This risk increases further if you have any infection in your body before doing the procedures like this endoscopy or any kind of surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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