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Doctor insights on: How Long Do Colonoscopy Test Results Take

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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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Would endoscopy and colonoscopy with a few biopsies in stomach make a ddimer blood test result higher? If so how long til it would go back to normal?

Would endoscopy and colonoscopy with a few biopsies in stomach make a ddimer blood test result higher? If so how long til it would go back to normal?

Doubt it...: D-dimer concentration may help diagnose thrombosis and DIC (Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation) but a elevated level does not rule out other potential causes. False positive readings can be due to: liver disease, high rheumatoid factor, inflammation, malignancy, trauma, pregnancy, recent surgery as well as advanced age. ...Read more

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How long does it take to undergo a colonoscopy?

How long does it take to undergo a colonoscopy?

Less than 1/2 hour: Most diagnostic colonoscopies take anywhere from 15 - 20 minutes. More time is spent in the pre- and post-procedure period. ...Read more

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How much time did it take for your colonoscopy results?

Immediate: The nice thing about colonoscopy the doctor will know by the time he finished the test if he found polyp and it was removed or biopsied the it take at least 48 hours to get the pathology result back rarely longer if the result has to go for a second opinion. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a colonoscopy and endoscopy?

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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How long does it take to move bowels after a colonoscopy?

Varies: Depending on your normal bowel function and the foods you consume after your test, many people resume normal bowel movements the next day. ...Read more

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How long does it take to replenish electrolytes that have been lost during a colonoscopy prep?

No time at all: your colonoscopy prep should have been done with Go-lytely a mixture of laxity r and electrolytes which stops any electrolyte depletion. If not, you can replenish your self in a few hours if otherwise healthy by drinking something electrolyte rich like coconut water. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal by itself for hemorrhoid I got because of preparation for colonoscopy?

How long will it take to heal by itself  for hemorrhoid I got because of preparation for colonoscopy?

Depends how bad ?: Procedure related hemorrhoidal problem usually will resolve in few days to a week . Eat high fibre diet , take stool softeners , and plenty of fluids with local care for faster relief . Speak to your doctor also. ...Read more

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