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Headache After Colonoscopy And Endoscopy
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?
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
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
Is a bloating stomach and flu one week after colonoscopy and endoscopy a sign of infection from the scope?
Perhaps...: But I think it is a coincidence ...Read more
What symptoms?: Impossible to say without knowing what signs and symptoms you were having that prompt getting the scopes. ...Read more
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
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
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
Gastroenterology: These days, gastroenterologists are the folks doing it most often. I know colorectal surgeons often do colonoscopies as well. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Gastroenterology: Talk to a gastroenterologist. He will determine if necessary and perform them. ...Read more
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
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
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
Got discomfort in my bowells for amonth no toilet problems had a colonoscopy 9 months ago all clear endoscopy 3 month ago clear could it be i.b.s.
Possible: If pain continue you should have biopsy of your bowl to R/O IBS. ...Read more
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
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
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