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Dr. Faye Vargas Morris
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
54K people helped
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How long after colonoscopy can I go back to work?

Dr. Faye Vargas Morris
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
54K people helped
How long after colonoscopy can I go back to work?

Work/Colonoscopy: You can go back to work the day after your colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Sameer Gupta
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
13 years in practice
170K people helped
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How deep does a colonoscopy go?

Dr. Sameer Gupta
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
13 years in practice
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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. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Scot Lewey
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
32 years in practice
270K people helped
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Where do I need to go and what do I have to do to get a colonoscopy ?

Dr. Scot Lewey
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
32 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
31 years in practice
770K people helped
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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

Dr. Robert Andrews
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
31 years in practice
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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. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Howard Greller
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
18 years in practice
106K people helped
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When is the pain of this air from the colonoscopy gonna go away? This is very annoying

Dr. Howard Greller
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
18 years in practice
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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. Allen Kamrava
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
10 years in practice
890K people helped
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What results can I expect when going for a colonoscopy?

Dr. Allen Kamrava
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
10 years in practice
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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. David Sherer
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
32 years in practice
652K people helped
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Colonoscopy how far up does it go?

Dr. David Sherer
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
32 years in practice
652K people helped

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
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
96M people helped
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What can possibly go wrong during a colonoscopy procedure ?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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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. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
93M people helped
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I've had a colonoscopy and a gasoscopy and haven't got results yet but my local dr nurses want me to go in for a 12mth health plan why I'm freaking

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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I've had a colonoscopy and a gasoscopy and haven't got results yet but my local dr nurses want me to go in for a 12mth health plan why I'm freaking

?question: Not sure what your question is here, maybe try re-asking it and someone may be able to help. ...Read more

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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
1M people helped
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My brother can't keep food down and when he can it doesn't finish going threw his body colonoscopys and other tests say he is fine but he is not?

Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
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Vomiting: Need more info, what are his symptoms. When did it start? What all investigations done. ...Read more

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