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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. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I feel fine. Had a colonscopy 2 yr ago. Endoscopy 1 year ago. I take a lot of asperin headache meds. Kind of addicted to them for years. Stopped all asperin 3 days ago. Coffee grounds looking stools about 1 time a day, but not every time. I do have GERD a

I feel fine. Had a colonscopy 2 yr ago. Endoscopy 1 year ago. I take a lot of asperin headache meds. Kind of addicted to them for years. Stopped all asperin 3 days ago. Coffee grounds looking stools about 1 time a day, but not every time. I do have GERD a

Go see your doctor: When someone reports throwing up something that looks like coffee grinds, we worry about digested blood in the stomach, eg bleeding ulcer. Therefore, if you're reporting coffee grind appearance to your stool, it's a good idea to go see your family doc who can arrange for a repeat endoscopy since lots of Aspirin can lead to bleeding ulcers. Please don't wait until you feel faint & weak! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have back pain and some ache internally after colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Is it normal to have back pain and some ache internally after colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Not for endoscopy: Not for the endoscopy. With the colonoscopy you may have a few days of cramping discomfort and bloating if persists or worsens see your doctor ...Read more

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Is a colonoscopy and endoscopy dangerous?

Is a colonoscopy and endoscopy dangerous?

There: Are always rare risk during these procedures, but the benefit far out weights the risk. ...Read more

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Endoscopy and colonoscopy, what to do if I'm nervous?

Endoscopy and colonoscopy, what to do if I'm nervous?

Anxiety meds: You will be given anxiety medication and sedation for the procedure so you won't feel a thing.
if you are nervous the day before the procedure, this is normal, but you can ask you doctor for an anxiolitic if necessary ...Read more

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If colonoscopy and endoscopy show nothing what could it be?

What symptoms?: Impossible to say without knowing what signs and symptoms you were having that prompt getting the scopes. ...Read more

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Why do I have no appetite after endoscopy and colonoscopy?

Why do I have no appetite after endoscopy and colonoscopy?

Not uncommon: The prep can disrupt the normal flow of food and waste though the gastrointestinal tract. Try to resume as normal a diet as you can to replace the empty intestines. Until the bowels start functioning again, you may loose your appetite. Try some high fiber foods and even some Miralax (polyethylene glycol) if you need to get going again. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a colonoscopy and an endoscopy.

What are the risks of having a colonoscopy and an endoscopy.

Relatively slim: Can include: med reaction (monitored throughout procedure, and after in recovery rm), bleeding (avoid aspirin, other meds, herbals), perforation about 1/10, 000 for upper endoscopy, 1/1000 for colonoscopy; sore throat w/upper. Trauma to other organs, risks may vary w/ work being done, pt anatomy, e.g. Scar tissue, etc. Risk also of missing an abnormality that is actually there-variable. Talk w/md. ...Read more

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What can we eat after doing colonoscopy and upper endoscopy?

Light meal: If it was normal procedure without complications, light meal to start, some soup, not too heavy, not too spicy. Plenty of water. Then advance as tolerated. ...Read more

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I have been a headache and dizziness since colonoscopy 6 days ago?

Ask your physician: It may or may not be related but it is best to discuss this with your physician to see if there’s any relationship to the colonoscopy ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what type doctors fordoing a colonoscopy and an endoscopy?

Can anyone tell me what type doctors fordoing a colonoscopy and an endoscopy?

Gastroenterology: These days, gastroenterologists are the folks doing it most often. I know colorectal surgeons often do colonoscopies as well. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a colonoscopy and a PillCam capsule endoscopy?

What is the difference between a colonoscopy and a PillCam capsule endoscopy?

Direct vision vs. TV: In colonoscopy a scope is passed retrograde up the colon after cleansing with a bowel prep. Air inflation dilates the bowel to aid visualization. With the pill camera, the pill or capsule is swallowed and as it passes the pylorus to the small bowel, a TV image is transmitted to a camera and the passage of the pill is video copied to review any findings and visualize any small bowel lesions. ...Read more

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Endoscopy and colonoscopy came out clean but husband still has symptoms of Crohn's what now?

Gastroenterologist n: Your husband should seek help from a gastroenterologist who might be able to prescribe medicines for treating Crohns disease. Since this disease effects the small bowel (predominantly) it typically does not show up in either upper or lower endoscopies (as you rightly indicated) ...Read more

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What is prescribed before a lower colonoscopy and upper endoscopy to flush your system out before the procedures? I'm due to have both very soon......

What is prescribed before a lower colonoscopy and upper endoscopy to flush your system out before the procedures? I'm due to have both very soon......

You must: Speak to the doctor or the staff, every one have their own way of bowel prep, if you are not adequately prepared the procedure will be incomplete or will be cancelled. Staff will have written instructions, eager to give you to get it done right, rather than rescheduling it again. Don't worry you will be fine ...Read more

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Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy simultaneously?

Yes sometimes needed: It can be done at the same time (different scopes!). by performing both, you get anesthesia only once but get two procedures done, minimizing risks of future anesthesias. This is only done if both are medically needed (regardless of physician reimbursement), no need to do them always together. ...Read more

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Endoscopy and colonoscopy, what are these?

Help see GI tract: Endoscopy is when a camera is placed down your mouth to see the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract.

Colonoscopy is when a camera is placed into the rectum to see the lower part of your gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Can upper endoscopys and colonoscopys hurt?

Can upper endoscopys and colonoscopys hurt?

Not really: These tests require you to be under sedation. The doctor will give you medication through an IV so that you won't feel pain or remember the procedure. Rarely you may experience brief moments of discomfort or pain that you remember later, but most people don't remember anything. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Variable time: A colonoscopy and endoscopy at the same is called a bi-directional. There are variables that affect the amount of time such as skill of the operating physician, amount of fecal material and need for tissue samples.

Generally the actual procedure takes 10 - 45 minutes. After the procedure it takes approximately 30 mins to 3 hours to recover from the sedating medications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get a colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Gastroenterology: Talk to a gastroenterologist. He will determine if necessary and perform them. ...Read more

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What is the difference between endoscopy and colonoscopy?

The difference: Is usually endoscopy refers to an upper scoping procedure through the mouth, esophagus, stomach and first portion of your duodenum or small intestine. Colonoscopy evaluates the colon or large intestine and performed through the anus. ...Read more

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Do we need to take any meds after endoscopy and colonoscopy?

Usual medications: Nothing special needs to be taken after these procedures unless directed by your doctor. You can resume your usual medication unless you are taking aspirin and had a polyp removed or biopsy performed. If so you should wait a week after the procedure before resuming the aspirin. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a colonoscopy and an endoscopy?

Can be same: A colonoscopy is a form of endoscopy of the colon. There is also an upper endoscopy of the esophagus and stomach. Both use a lighted flexible scope to see the inside lining of the structure being examined. ...Read more

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Endoscopy/colonoscopy nervous, where can I get my questions answered?

Gastroenterologist: These two procedures are most often performed by a gastroenterologist. The most common procedure performed after age 40-50 is a screening colonoscopy to examine the bowel for possible premalignant lesions. If neg. A follow up at 3-5 yrs may be suggested. Endoscopy or usually gastroscopy is performed for upper GI symptoms including pain, vomiting upper GIbleeding ...Read more

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Can you have a endoscopy and colonoscopy in the same session, ad can you be put out for these procedures?

Can you have a endoscopy and colonoscopy in the same session, ad can you be put out for these procedures?

Yes. Upper endo +: Colonoscopy are commonly performed at the same time. First the upper, then the colon. People are generally not put out, but typically we use what is called "conscious sedation". A combination of pain medications and IV benzodiazepine (usually versed) to make you able to cooperate with the exam but forget it later. It's like most people say, the worst part is usually the prep for a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Can you get a colonoscopy or endoscopy with copd?

Can you get a colonoscopy or endoscopy with copd?

Your COPD: Can elevate your risk as a sedation candidate, so prior to any procedure, you should be evaluated by an anesthesiologist so that appropriate preparations are made. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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5days since full colonoscopy still have severe headaches?

May not: Be related to your colonoscopy. Usually the side effects of anesthesia resolve after a day or so, and there's nothing about the colonoscopy itself that would cause headaches. ...Read more

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Do they use conscious sedation for colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Yes: And that may be sufficient. In my opinion, deep sedation and monitoring provided by an anesthesiologist is more comfortable, effective, efficient and safer paradigm. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...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