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How Long Does A Digital Rectal Exam Take
2 minutes: A pap smear is a test used to screen women for cervical cancer. A practitioner will visualize the cervix by inserting a speculum into the vagina, then will use a little brush to take a sampling of cells from in/around the cervix. The entire procedure only takes about 2 minutes. Results can sometimes take several weeks, however. It is not painful, just a little crampy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A rectal exam is where a practitioner examines the last part of the colon (or rectum) by placing a finger or small plastic scope through the anus. This is important to detect issues such as prostate problems, continence disturbances, rectal cancers, and more. While often uncomfortable for patients it is very short and gives a lot of ...Read more
It varies by Doc : It depends a great deal on your health and the thoroughness of the examining doctor. It typical takes 30-45 minutes for a detailed exam but some doctors can get you in and out in 15-30 minutes. ...Read more
Is a anorectal manometry useful to diagnose constipation? How do I prepare for the test? How long does the test take?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I preserve a stool sample? For how long does it last, to check for parasites/bacteria accurately?
Instructions: The doctor that gave you the collection kit should have had instructions with it. Call the doctor that gave you the collection materials if you do not have the instructions. ...Read more
Depends: If the fissure is acute and shallow, correction of an abnormal bowel issue will resolve it in 2-3 weeks. A chronic fissure may stop bleeding but may not heal without surgical correction. You need to be properly evaluated with a discussion of your diet, fluid intake, bowel pattern and confirming the diagnosis with followup to confirm actually healing even if the symptoms resolve. See a colorectal. ...Read more
one hour: Peak blood levels occur one hour after use. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on your definition of "heal". Avoiding constipation with hi fiber diet, lots of fluids, stop reading on the toilet, many if not all of your symptoms will resolve relatively shortly. A formal hemorrhoid surgery done by an experienced surgeon should resolve the problem permanently and the will not come back. But try conservative management before going the surgical route. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies by institutio: Different centers have different turn-around. Many centers for breast excellence have radiologists who immediately read your mammogram while you are still there. Some places call you next day. Yet others may take days to get final report and send you a letter in mail, sometimes up to a week later. Ask for specifics wherever you are actually having your mammogram done. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
How long does it take for a large external hemorrhoid to heal if your just using a hemmroid cream? How long is too long to wait?
Hemorrhoids: Conservative treatment measures are usually sufficient for most patients with hemorrhoids causing bleeding, itching, irritation, or thrombosis (clot formation). Analgesic creams and topical steroid creams can be used for irritation and pruritus, but not for more than one week. They can result in contact dermatitis or mucosal atrophy, respectively. Your hemorrhoid may require definitive therapy. ...Read more
Care of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are a dilation and swelling of the expandable tissue around the rectal opening. Non operative treatment is recommended, and includes a bowel regimen (fiber, stool softners, laxatices to goal of 2 soft bowel movements daily) local sauves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals, other) and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). Surgery only if above fails. ...Read more
Varies: Angioplasty's can be performed on any artery in the body. Certain areas are easier to access and treat than others. Certain blockages or problems are also more easily treated than others. Some of the shortest angioplasty cases may last only minutes while others may last several hours. ...Read more
How long does a complete hystorectomy take and can it be done as a day surgery? Does it require a general anaesthetic?
Hysterectomies: In the usa hysterectomies are done using general anesthesia. In selective cases spinal or epidural anesthesia may be warranted. It is done by one shot injection or by leaving a catheter in the back through which more numbing medicine can be injected if the operation lasts longer. The patient is sedated throughout. Lasts 1 hour and more, depending on the surgeon's skills and difficulty of the case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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