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Doctor insights on: How Long To Get Results From 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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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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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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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?

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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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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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

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Got colonoscopy done tody. Waiting for biopsy results. Got hemorrhoid because of the prep I had to do. It hurts. Have pus n blood. What do I do? How long it to heal? Will it agitat with bowl movement?

Got colonoscopy done tody. Waiting for biopsy results. Got hemorrhoid because of the prep I had to do. It hurts. Have pus n blood. What do I do? How long it to heal? Will it agitat with bowl movement?

Call the doctor that did: Call the doctor that did the colonoscopy. Also do not soak to the area and a suppository or cream like preparation H. Also his stool softeners Like Colace (docusate sodium) ...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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Results of fecal occult blood test came back positive on 1 of 3 test strips doctor has referred me to get colonoscopy and EGD. Am worried about cancer?

Results of fecal occult blood test came back positive on 1 of 3 test strips doctor has referred me to get colonoscopy and EGD. Am worried about cancer?

FOBT.: While cancer is of course on the list of possibilities, a positive fecal occult blood test in no way diagnoses someone with cancer. There are many other benign possibilities. But investigations are necessary as treatment may be necessary for even a benign finding. ...Read more

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My Dr suspects IBD (due to stool sample result) - awaiting colonoscopy. Taking Doxycycline for Lyme. Am I likely to get C Diff? Currently have upper abdominal cramps, are they normal with Doxycycline?

My Dr suspects IBD (due to stool sample result) - awaiting colonoscopy. Taking Doxycycline for Lyme. Am I likely to get C Diff? Currently have upper abdominal cramps, are they normal with Doxycycline?

Not uncommon: Doxycycline needs be taken with food but even then many people have gastric upset from it. It is impossible to predict whether you will have C difficile problem but I would recommend you take a probiotic whenever you are on an antibiotic. If your stomach still bothers you, ask your doctor to Rx an alternative. ...Read more

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What results from colonoscopy?

What results from colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy: This is a good screening tool used for the appropriate age group in screening for colon cancer. ...Read more

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When should a male get a colonoscopy?

50 years old, unless: Regardless of gender, people without high risk factors are advised to begin screening colonoscopy at age 50, repeating at 10 year intervals if nothing is found. Those with high risk factors such as first degree family history of colorectal cancer or polyps should begin at age 40. ...Read more

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Can it hurt when you get a colonoscopy?

Not usually!: Most physicians/surgeons perform a colonoscopic exam under sedation, either with Propofol or versed/fentanyl, and you are sedated to the point of not feeling pain, or at least forgetting about it! Get your scope done asap, it's really simple, and is the single best screening test for colon cancer... ...Read more

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Should someone get a fobt or colonoscopy?

No: None of the screening tests for serum tumor markers or fecal occult blood are that accurate. At least with colonoscopy every few years there is direct visualization of the bowel to define the absence or presence of a tumor or polypoid lesion. A new diagnostic fecal tumor protein test is being developed that will define the amt. Of tumor protein or not present and if neg. The bowel is neg. ...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