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How Long Does It Take To Get Colonoscopy Results
Varies: 2-5 days depending on the pathology lab used. ...Read more
Have sjogrens syndrome. Get "backed up" & loose stools despite fiber, h20, &miralax. Normal colonoscopy. Senokot (senna) results in normal BM. How often can I take?
Constipation: Senokot (senna) can be taken every day to treat constipation in a safe way. Aside from being irritating, Fleet's enemas should be avoided. Increase water intake and amount of fiber in your diet to decrease constipation. If daily Senokot (senna) does not help, an appointment should be made with primary physician or GI specialist ...Read more
How long does it take to gain back weight lost during colonoscopy procedure as eating is very limited for few days.
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
I had laser surgery on my valva it was a large removal and colonoscopy it's been a month how long does it take for the pain to go away?
A day or two: Depending on when you start eating again. Flatus is gas. ...Read more
A few hours: The laxatives are very powerful!Get a more detailed answer ›
I need 2 go 4 colonoscopy. Test b4 is awful. I heard there is "1" drink u cn take & so much easier than long list they want me to do can u advise.?
Never easy!: Read page 897 - the section labeled: PEG. Http://www. Asge. Org/assets/0/71542/71544/4424ba4c2f1e4df9baf1fe6e4e854b5b.pdf ...Read more
Your gi tract: Should be back to normal when the laxatives have left the system, usually within 1 day of the study. If not, contact your gi doctor immediately. ...Read more
How long will it take to heal by itself for hemorrhoid I got because of preparation for colonoscopy?
My colonoscopy results was all clear, but Dr always get samples to biopsy for micro colitis. Is any chance that biopsy show any serious disease?
Does it usually take a while to get over the painkillers and relaxing medicines given during a colonoscopy?
On average how long does a colonoscopy and endoscopy done at the same time take? Will the sedation cause funny behavior after like anesthesia does?
Short sedation: EGD (upper endoscopy) can be as short as 5 minutes, with biposies most of them accopmlished in ~15 min. Colonoscopy takes longer, most fit in the timeframe of 20-40 minutes. The sedation used for the procedure is quite deep usually and approaches/equals Total Intravenous Anesthesia, TIVA. Due to nature of the drug (s) used the recovery may vary but usually is pretty fast and free of side effects. ...Read more
Had colonoscopy sedation did nothing, I screamed in pain dr said to shut up I'm scaring patients. Continue with dr after get results or should I run?
RUN: There should be no pain and in fact, you should not even remember the procedure with adequate sedation and anesthesia. In defense of your gi- the medicine to put you to sleep may have been adminsitered by another physician, an anesthesiologist: so before you run......Check on who gave you the medicine. ...Read more
How long after having an endoscopy&colonoscopy (at the same time) & they also take a biopsy are you allowed to eat? Also will nausea be felt after?
See below: Nausea from these procedures is not common. You will be able to eat a few hours after the procedure, may be even sooner. As soon as you recover from the sedation and have normal swallowing reflex, it will be safe to eat. ...Read more
Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and metoprolo when I get my colonoscopy the drs office said yes to ativan (lorazepam) but im worried my bp will go way down?
Follow: Follow your doctor's advice on this one. At the time of your colonoscopy, your blood pressure will be taken beforehand, during, and after the colonoscopy repeatedly. Your doctor and his nurses will know what to do for any eventuality. Do not let this worry keep you from having the procedure. Good luck. ...Read more
Is there a difference what kind of bowel prep is done for a colonoscopy as long as the end result is the same?
Got external hemorrhoids because of preparation for colonoscopy. They are extremely painful and itchy. How long will it take to heal? Will they by themselves? Can I do something so they can heal soon?
Since my endo and colonoscopy on tuesday IV had sharp abdominal pain that's constant. They did take biopsies but should I be in discomfort this long?
How long do Hemorrhoids (Internal) take to heal? I had itching recently, and today had bits of blood on stool (already had Colonoscopy).Doesn't hurt much
Can take up to 2 wks: Most important, is prevention of these hemorrhoids. Often times it comes as a result of constipation, or not drinking enough liquids. If you're using any prescription like Proctofoam HC right now to bring relief, that will get you through this healing. However, the best advice is to do regular exercise like walking, eating a high-fiber diet, drinking enough liquids, and not holding your stool in, and pooping at least 2 to 3 times a day. This would help in your preventive efforts. ...Read more
My colonoscopy showed sigmoid inflam and edema. Doc left a message today and he had my biopsy results, that everything's fine, and to call back. Couldn't reach him. Can I take "fine" to mean "not ibd?
Maybe: 'fine" may be a normal finding, but don't guess. Wait and discuss fully with your doctor first. ...Read more
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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