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I'm 28 and live in wichita ks I have no insurance where can I get a colonoscopy. I need to get a colonoscopy somewhere insurance isn't a big issue.

I'm 28 and live in wichita ks I have no insurance where can I get a colonoscopy.  I need to get  a colonoscopy somewhere insurance isn't a big issue.

If an emergency...: Then seek help right away thru your local er. Otherwise, most health centers ; physicians happily donate considerable time to providing charity care either through clinics or individual practioner offices. Also, if you qualify military hospitals or the veterans administration may be able to help. You're going to have to do a little homework for your locale. ...Read more

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Insurance (Definition)

Insurance is a service that people pay for to protect against unforeseen financial problems, such as developing expensive health problems. With most forms of insurance, you pay a company a monthly fee, and if you get seek or need medical care, the company pays for the ...Read more


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Does insurance cover a colonoscopy?

Does insurance cover a colonoscopy?

Insurance: Most insurances will cover a colonoscopy if the reasons for the colonoscopy are documented. Screening colonoscopies are suppose to be covered according to ACA. ...Read more

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I was charged a copayment for a colonoscopy by the staff after taking my health insurance info. I thought that preventive care requires no copayment?

I was charged a copayment for a colonoscopy by the staff after taking my health insurance info.  I thought that preventive care requires no copayment?

Visits have both...: Many doctor visits have both preventive care and symptom care. A routine colonoscopy due to a patient's age can be preventive care. But if the patient has constipation, tummy aches, or even a sore throat related to that visit, then part of the visit becomes symptom care (copay is needed). The issues are caused by insurance company & government rules. Copay is credited back if not on insurance eob. ...Read more

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I am having SEVERE rectal pain. I have a perineum mass and swollen abdominal lymph nodes. The pain is worsening.No insurance to get colonoscopy. HELP!

See MD ASAP: You may not need a colonoscopy, but you do need medical evaluation. Symptoms may be due to cancer or abscess. You will certainly see a doctor for this sooner or later (when it worsens). Make it sooner. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy a yr ago came back neg but still having abdominal pains bloody diarrhea fatigue no insurance what do I do?

Colonoscopy a yr ago came back neg but still having abdominal pains bloody diarrhea fatigue no insurance what do I do?

Dietary modification: You can try a gluten free diet. Colonoscopy are not sensitive or specific when the symptoms are diarrhea. Inflammatory bowel disease can cause your symptoms. If you go to a gastroenterologist, they will most likely start with dietary modification, like a gluten free diet. If insurance coverage becomes less of an issue, you need a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How much weight can you lose from a colonoscopy pr?

Almost none!: Many people weigh 3 to 5 pounds lighter the day of their colonoscopy, but almost all the change is in loss of fluids, not body mass. As soon as you resume normal hydration and diet, the pounds return. ...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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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 may help f/u w/gastroenterologist ...Read more

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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