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Doctor insights on: How Long Should You Wait To Work After Having A Colonoscopy

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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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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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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

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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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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Can anyone give some suggestions as to what i may have? Ok long story short im sick, I've had xrays done blood work urine test ultra sounds colonoscopy gastroscope exam, even had my gallbladder removed(how this all began) my symptoms are: sever abdominal

Can anyone give some suggestions as to what i may have? Ok long story short im sick, I've had xrays done blood work urine test ultra sounds colonoscopy gastroscope exam, even had my gallbladder removed(how this all began) my symptoms are: sever abdominal

You : You need a thorough checkup, possibly with ct scan or mri, there is no way anyone could pinpoint the diagnosis from the plethora of symptoms you have. More than likely, it is not something you could shrug off; if this were me, i would be in my doctors waiting room or possibly even er today. Please do not take this lightly, you need medical attention now. ...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