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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


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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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Colonoscopy how far up does it go?

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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What kind of dr do u see colonoscopy?

GI doctor: Colonoscopy is a procedure typically performed by a gastroenterologist for the screening and detection of colorectal cancer and precancerous lesions, usually after age 50. ...Read more

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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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What can possibly go wrong during a colonoscopy procedure?

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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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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Colonoscopy tomorrow. Saw dr oz and other celebs get theirs but still scared?

Nothing to be scared: About. Should take 20-30 minutes, shouldn't feel or remember anything and if normal will give you tremendous comfort and security. If positive, best to find problems early when there are good solutions and good outcomes. ...Read more

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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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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

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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Fissure&hemerhoid pain much worse after colonoscopy, can the scope going in make these conditions worse? Dr cant see me until august to give results

Painful condition: The colonoscopy should not cause a measurable worsening of your condition, but the procedure may cause temporary irritation and a transient increase in pain. The underlying problem may be getting worse, though, so if the worsening persists, tell your doctor or seek additional care. ...Read more

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After a colonoscopy can I go dancing?

Can, yes, wise, no: Colonoscopy is usually done with sedating medications that can take up to 24 hours to clear from your system. These medications can effect your balance and judgement. In addition, you may still be passing increased amounts of gas from air left over. ...Read more

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Can a dr. Miss anything on a colonoscopy?

Yes: A colonoscopy looks at the inside of the bowel, from the anus to the cecum (right side). Many folds of the bowel are seen and a small polyp, color change or persistant pressure from an internal organ could be missed. ...Read more

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I am 62 years old and I'm going for my colonoscopy did I wait too long?

Probably: If nothing is found that is fine. All too often waiting a long period of time, that is when colonoscopy should at least be initiated at age 40, one finds that there is a fully developed malignancy. Colon cancer is a frequently occuring lesion best detected by colonoscopy at a time when the growth is in the polyp stage of development and this can only be detected by colonoscopy ...Read more

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I go to my annual checkup soon. Should I ask for a colonoscopy since I'm almost 52?

I go to my annual checkup soon. Should I ask for a colonoscopy since I'm almost 52?

Yes, incidence of Ca: (Cancer) from colon polyps ↑es more rapidly after ~age 40, more rapidly after age 50, from general population data. Does this apply to you? Maybe yes, maybe no. How do you find out? Have you colon examined by someone who will do a high quality exam, complete with many color photos (video better, yet few do this) so that you can review, verify & understand what they found, polyps & diverticuliti. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to go to the bathroom constantly the night before my colonoscopy?

Is it normal for me to go to the bathroom constantly the night before my colonoscopy?

Yes: The purpose of a colonoscopy is to look at the entire inner lining of the colon. The cleaner the colon is the better the results of the test. Bowel prepping - taking a prescribed laxative to clean out the colon - induces diarrhea. The idea is to get everything out of the colon so your doctor can visulaize as much of the colon as possible. I often recommend desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) to help protect the skin! ...Read more

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What should I expect when I go in for a colonoscopy? How painful/uncomfortable is it?

What should I expect when I go in for a colonoscopy? How painful/uncomfortable is it?

Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy may be done in a doctor's office, clinic, or a hospital. The test is most often done by a doctor who works with problems of the digestive system (gastroenterologist). Some family doctors, internists, and surgeons are also trained to do colonoscopy.
During the test, you may get a pain medicine and a sedative put in a vein in your arm (iv). You many not remember anything about the test. ...Read more

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I have a colonoscopy scheduled for 0830. My boss wants me to go back to work at 1300? Is this feasible? Safe?

I have a colonoscopy scheduled for 0830. My boss wants me to go back to work at 1300? Is this feasible? Safe?

No Not Safe: You are given sedation before colonoscopy&you are discharged with instructions not to drive as you will still have effect of the seadatives used. If some one can drive you to work&your work involves sit down job only. And some one will drive you home. In that case you may be able to show up at your job. You may still be sleepy& groggy and may not be able to do much. Show your boss discharge instruction ...Read more

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I have had 2 colonoscopys. I can no long go to the bathroom without help. Never had that problem before the first one I had?

BM s/p colonoscopy: On any medications? Narcotics, anticholinergics? They slow colonic motility. What did colonoscopy show? Do Nnormal colonic musculature? May be imbalance in autonomic motor activity which can occur s/p procedures/ surgery of the colon. Abdominal film will show if the colon is distended and Sitz study will show if stays too long in colon. If so mestinon (pyridostigmine) may help f/u w/gastroenterologist ...Read more

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I continue to get inflamed. Go on antiboitics, get better then inflames again. Been going on since Oct. Just has a colonoscopy yesterday.

I continue to get inflamed. Go on antiboitics, get better then inflames again. Been going on since Oct. Just has a colonoscopy yesterday.

Ask your physician.: Your colonoscopy results may explain the recurrent inflammation and your physician has much more information about you condition than I do. So, discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Well in terms of something going horribly wrong, as small a chance as that might be, is one safer than the other? Colonoscopy vs gastroscopy.

Both are very safe: Modern colonoscopy and EGD are extremely safe. Complications are rare. Probably the most common complication is perforation, and it reportedly occurs in about one of every 1200 colonoscopies and about one every 2000 upper endoscopies. There are rare risks of bleeding and of a reaction to the sedation. Overall, they are extremely safe, and if you have a reason for needing one, don't shy away. ...Read more

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I'm going for a colonoscopy tomorrow, is it ok to take the 2 sachets of picolax together this evening rather than 1 in the morning and 1 in the even?

No: To get the best results, which will result in the highest quality colonoscopy, you should take the preparation exactly as prescribed in your colonoscopy instructions. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy today (my second one within 3 years). My dr removed 2 polyps today, 1 very large the other small. What does this mean? Also how can

Colonoscopy/Polyps: If you had a colonoscopy on the day of this question posted and you had 2 polyps, you should wait till seeing your GI doctor for the pathology of the polyps. He will also discuss with you regarding next surveillance colonoscopy and likely the pathology of your polyps (benign or cancerous). ...Read more