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Head Cold Prevents Colonoscopy
I have COPD and am suffering from a bad head cold & have no insurance. What can I do to prevent this from becoming worse?
Inhalers, rest: You still may be able to get some medical care without insurance and you should see this out. COPD is not something that you can take care of yourself. If you are short of breath would seek treatment in an er , in general the therapy for a flare up of COPD includes use of inhaled medicine, possibly an anti-inflammatory medicine ( steroids) and possibly antibiotic. No smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have continuous blocked nose and head cold symptoms every month any advice on how to prevent them comin?
Is it ok to have endoscopy and colonoscopy procedure with a common cold, blocked nose sore throat slight cough.. If under sedation ?
Wait until resolved: Unless there is an urgency to do these tests, the patient should wait until resolution of the upper respiratory infection before having the upper endoscopy and colonoscopy completed. Even with sedation, there is diminished reflexes such that increased secretions may pose a slight increased risk. ...Read more
Have head, sinus, ears, teeth are hurting. Getting sick, have colonoscopy wednesday can I take anything like cold & sinus or what else?
Will prep for a colonoscopy irritate my hemorrhoids? How can I prevent them from becoming enlarged?
Can sedation medication for a colonoscopy cause a migraine? If so is there any way to prevent it from happening?
Migraines: Typically patient's receiving sedation for colonoscopy receive either Midazolam (versed), fentanyl (sublimaze), or Propofol (diprivan) or a combination of the above. I am not aware of these medications typically precipitating migraines but the trigger's for migraines are multiple and could easily include not eating prior to your procedure or mild dehydration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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