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How Long Should I Wait To Donate Plasma After Having A Colonoscopy
I had a sigmdoscopy dr said he found 2 polyps and recommend colonoscopy for removal how long should I wait most for colonoscopy? Could become cancer?
Immediately: A sigmoidoscopy only checks the distal third (sigmoid) portion of the colon and colon cancer can occur anywhere in the colon. Since you had polyps, they may need to be biopsied if they were not. Since your dr. Told you to get a full colonoscopy, especially with your hx of polyps, and not to mention the need to check your whole colon, then get it done. Best wishes. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy 2 days ago how long should I wait before lifting weights again? The doctor told me 10 days but that seems a bit long
You are fine, now: Colonoscopy has very little if any after effects. Nearly all subjects are back to normal work next day. So you do not need to have any restrictions after 2-3 days that it takes to fully recover from all the bowel prep -related fluid imbalance. So you are ready to do everything from tomorrow on wards. ...Read more
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
Are there any clear symptom differences between hemorrhoids and colon cancer? A colonoscopy has a long wait time and I'm scared.
Both: Can bleed and cause changes in stool caliber or pattern. Getting a colonoscopy should not require a long wait time. Check with your pcp mfor a referral to another doctor performing colonoscopies that may have a shorter wait time. Being 23 yo, less likely colon cancer. Do not be scared of the unknown and see a colon and rectal surgeon for evaluation in office. ...Read more
Had CT colonoscopy today how long would I wait if cancer was detected its Friday afternoon? Would I hear quickly as in Monday? Or do they fone
3-4 days: The purpose of colonoscopy is to detect the presence of a malignant lesion, hopefully when asymptomatic. If a lesion is defined as a malignant growth, possibly circumscribing the bowel wall the colonoscopist would know clinically what the problem is even without the path report. Either way even if a polyp is seen and biopsied, permanent sections are required and can take up to 4 or 5 days. ...Read more
20+ year history of ulcerative colitis. Colonoscopy showed high-grade dysplasia. First open surgery date is 2.5 months. Is it safe to wait that long?
Yes: These things develop slowly, but you are making the right decision. Good luck. ...Read more
How long to wait for safe colonoscopy after colon resection? Polyp in rectum, blood in stool, no stoma.
No need to wait: There is no need to wait. You can donate plasma any time.. ...Read more
I'm sure the rules vary by location. Call blood bank that will take donation and ask their policy.
For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more
Not long: Rarely more than a few hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
It should go away in: No more than one or two days. If it persists go see your doctor for another cause for it. ...Read more
A day or two: Depending on when you start eating again. Flatus is gas. ...Read more
Anywhere: From 12-36 hours is normal to have a bm after colonosopy. Anything longer and you should call your endoscopist and discuss with them. Also will be dependent on how much you are eating after the procedure. ...Read more
A day: You can usually return to normal activity the day afier the procedure. ...Read more
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
Ask your physician: The time period that you should not drive, operate heavy machinery, or make major decisions would depend on the medications that you were given for your procedure. Some anesthetic drugs have a very short half life and could have you back behind the wheel in a few hours, while others are quite long acting and it would be best to wait until the next day. Discuss your situation with your doctor. ...Read more
A few hours: The laxatives are very powerful!Get a more detailed answer ›
I had my first colonoscopy yesterday morning around 9:00 a.m. Today I feel very tired. How long should this last?
How long until I can smoke after colonoscopy with a biopsy? All I can find is "return to daily habits" after 24 hours.
Within 24 hrs: But this may be a good time to quit! ...Read more
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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