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Doctor insights on: How Long Should I Wait To Donate Plasma After Having A Colonoscopy

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Do I need to wait after having a colonoscopy before I can donate plasma?

Do I need to wait after having a colonoscopy before I can donate plasma?

Yes: Having a colonoscopy is safe, but some patients can be dehydrated afterwards. In addition, there is a risk of low grade fevers after the procedure. Waiting a few days is all that is likely needed. At that point, if one feels well and has no signs of illness one can donate. ...Read more

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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Is it safe to donate plasma after having a colonoscopy procedure?

Is it safe to donate plasma after having a colonoscopy procedure?

No probelm: Colonoscopy should not affect your health in anyway to prevent you from doing what you want to do. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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I am 62 years old and I'm going for my colonoscopy did I wait too long?

I am 62 years old and I'm going for my colonoscopy did I wait too long?

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

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Are there any clear symptom differences between hemorrhoids and colon cancer? A colonoscopy has a long wait time and I'm scared.

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

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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

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How long to wait for safe colonoscopy after colon resection? Polyp in rectum, blood in stool, no stoma.

How long to wait for safe colonoscopy after colon resection? Polyp in rectum, blood in stool, no stoma.

Coordinate: With your surgeon & your gastroenterologist. Maybe wait 4-6 weeks after surgery, but would be best to get the approval from your surgeon who knows your condition in detail, before having colonoscopy. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to donate plasma after having a baby? How long do I have to wait to donate plasma after having a baby?

Most: Most recommendations say that you can donate plasma 6 weeks after delivery, though some companies will require that you wait 6 months. You may want to call the facility you are planning to use to donate and ask what their policy is on donation after pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait to donate plasma after getting your wisdom teeth removed?

How long do you have to wait to donate plasma after getting your wisdom teeth removed?

Blood bank: 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

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How long after having a colonoscopy does the gas & bloating last?

How long after having a colonoscopy does the gas & bloating last?

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

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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 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 blaoting last after colonoscopy?

Couple of days: It depends on how much air is expelled by the person who had the colonoscopy (farting afterwards). Less farted. Longer possible bloating feeling ...Read more

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How long before you have a bm after colonoscopy?

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

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How long will I need to rest after my colonoscopy?

A day: You can usually return to normal activity the day afier the procedure. ...Read more

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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 until you can drive after colonoscopy anasthesia?

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

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I'm having a colonoscopy and was wondering how long will I sleep?

I'm having a colonoscopy and was wondering how long will I sleep?

Colonscopy: Colonscopy is usually done by using general anesthetics like Propofol or Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and versed, I beleive the procedure it self is unto 30 mins and you may have grogginess and sedation unto 24 hours, talk to your GI about this. ...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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I had my first colonoscopy yesterday morning around 9:00 a.m. Today I feel very tired. How long should this last?

No more: Than 24-48 hours to get better The medications should wear off by now and you should gain strength back as you resume your normal diet. Also try and take in several cups of water or fluids today to rehydrate your body. If symptoms persist contact your GI doctor ...Read more

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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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Having a colonoscopy @53. If I have it done in the am will I be able to attend a function at night and how long before I can eat and drink.

I think so.: If your colonoscopy was uneventful in the morning, you may attend a function in the evening, but better if somebody drives you, and you can start eating and drinking, do not overdo. ...Read more

Plasma (Definition)

It is the fluid portion of both the blood and lymph system in which the ...Read more