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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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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?

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

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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 long does it take to gain back weight lost during colonoscopy procedure as eating is very limited for few days.

Mostly water: The weight lost during preparation for colonoscopy is mostly water and could be gained back in one day. However if the weight loss is due to some pathology for which colonoscopy was done, then it would depend on the pathology. ...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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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?

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?

Was this for genital: Warts? Cancer? Who performed the procedure should see you and counsel you about whether this is usual or not, infected or not, and help you with pain management. ...Read more

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How long does it take to have a bowel movement after having a colonoscopy?

A day or two: After a colonoscopy, you should be able to eat normally. It depends on what and how much you eat, you should have a bowel movement within a day or two. ...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 before your bowels get back to normal after colonoscopy? It has been 2 months...

How long before your bowels get back to normal after colonoscopy? It has been 2 months...

After colonoscopy: Normally 3 to 4 days to get back to normal. If you are still not back to your normal bowel habits you need to call your doctor. Maybe there was an abnormality on your scope that you are just not aware of... ...Read more

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Does it take a while to get over the effects of twilight anesthesia for a colonoscopy?

Depends on type: If the anesthetic is given by an anesthesiologist they would usually use a very short acting anesthetic agent. If the sedation is done by the GI doctor they tend to use a longer lasting agent. In either case you should be clear headed after a few hours. ...Read more

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Feeling drained after colonoscopy, how long until I get my energy back?

Soon: The main cause of feeling poorly after the test is the sedation/anesthesia medication effects. Drink lots of fluids and eat! ...Read more

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How long after Colonoscopy with biopsy will my GI trac get back to normal?

How long after Colonoscopy with biopsy will my GI trac get back to normal?

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

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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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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Is there a difference what kind of bowel prep is done for a colonoscopy as long as the end result is the same?

Is there a difference what kind of bowel prep is done for a colonoscopy as long as the end result is the same?

Some preps: Are more difficult or time consuming, which caues non-compliance, or result in more electrolyte abnormalities, such as low potassium. But you are right, once the prep is complete and the end result is satisfactory, then the choice of prep is not even relevant. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Need more info: Where is the pain? Are you eating or have nausea and vomiting? Any fever? Generally there would be no pain after those procedures. Do not wait any longer. Call your doctor now or go to the er if the pain is significant. ...Read more

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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

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

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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