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Dr. Faye Vargas Morris
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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


Dr. Sameer Gupta
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How deep does a colonoscopy go?

How deep does a colonoscopy go?

Right colon: A proper colonoscopy should reach the right side of the colon to the junction of the colon and the small intestine. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Scot Lewey
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Where do I need to go and what do I have to do to get a colonoscopy ?

Gastroenterologist: Gastroenterologists do colonoscopies as do some surgeons. Check yellow pages, local medical society or american college of gastroenterology, american gastroenterological association or american society of gastrointestinal endoscopists for someone qualified in your area. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Andrews
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Why do I have to have somebody with me when I have a colonoscopy done? I am having a colonoscopy done this tuesday. And it tells me i need to have somebody with me. What happens if i cannot find anyone to go with me? I do not drive and will be taking a ca

The : The reason for having someone with you is that you will be getting sedation for your procedure and it would not be safe for you to drive afterwards. Most facilities also ask that you not take a cab or bus after sedation, though it can be argued that this might be overly cautious. You should contact the facility you're going to, explain that you plan to take a cab, and ask if that would be okay. They may ask you to sign a waiver of liability, but will probably be willing to go forward. ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Kamrava
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What results can I expect when going for a colonoscopy?

Depends: Normal, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, polyps, cancer, .... Most colonoscopies will be normal. The rest in order of decreasing frequency. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Greller
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When is the pain of this air from the colonoscopy gonna go away? This is very annoying

You need a good fart: The painful bloating from the air instilled during a colonoscopy either has to pass or be absorbed (very slow.) if you are having severe pain, a sharp sudden change in pain, fever or are very concerned, you should get checked out as this may be a sign of a complication (perforation.) good luck, and walk around - it will help. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sherer
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Colonoscopy how far up does it go?

Easy: It goes to the very end of the large intestine, to the cecum and next to the terminal ileum. The distance can vary from patient to patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What can possibly go wrong during a colonoscopy procedure ?

See below: Depending on the reason for colonoscopy perforation of the colon and bleeding can occur, though these are uncommon. See this site for detailed information on this subject. http://www.asge.org/assets/0/71542/71544/56321364-c4d8-4742-8158-55b6bef2a568.pdf ...Read more

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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
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