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Is A Colonoscopy Surgery
Hydrate: Different providers will use different techniques to cleanse the bowel before either a colonoscopy or a surgery. All of these techniques cause flushing of the colon so that contamination is minimized. This leaves the patient in a dehydrated state, so that blood pressure changes with sedation or anesthesia are magnified. I would suggest increasing you clear liquid intake in the 24 hours before the. ...Read more
Need another scan for kidney then colonoscopy then surgery called da vinci surgery? Im nervous says compex cystic lesion neoplasm cannot be excluded
CT scan findings: You are being evaluated, aka "worked up" for the cystic mass. Surgery has been recommended. Being anxious during this time is normal. Risk/benefit analysis of your case with your surgery team. Open, laprascopic and robotic are techniques, how your surgeon performs your surgery. Robotic is newer but not necessarily better. Talk to your regular doc, possible second opinion, be well. Pathology. ...Read more
Colonoscopy prep, vomited, fainted, fell, head injury, ER & for 2nd colonoscopy same + knee surgery from fall.Time for 3rd, please advise.
Hydrate well: Given your previous issues make sure the indications for your colonoscopy are sound. Hydrate well pre and during prep, use non osmotic prep eg not fleets phostasoda or visicol but go lytely or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) type prep, do prep over slightly extended time period and have someone with you...Don't stand suddenly... ...Read more
Yes and yes: Colonoscopy is minimally invasive and carries little bleeding risk or clotting risk, the main ones to be concerned with while on tamoxifen. As for knee arthroscopy, also minimal risk but always discuss your concerns with your treating physician as they can guide you best, knowing you more completely. ...Read more
I was advised to undergo a colonoscopy before a hernia surgery but,but i am scheduled tomorrow for the surgery is it safe?should i continue?
Colonoscopy is safe: Colonoscopy is a good test to look at the insides of the colon. Risks include perforation and bleeding (if biopsies are done) Few complications occur. If your doctor recommended this study I suggest that you go ahead with it. The amount of information obtained can be valuable ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with bilateral hydrosalpinx and endometrial fluid. Have 3 and 7year kid. No problem conceiving. No std. No recent surgery (exc. Colonoscopy) 6m of bowel/mens prob. Recent boils what going on?
After stage 2 colon cancer surgery. My colonoscopy revealed inflammation and blisters at the incision. Can i drink na beer. ?
Having a colonoscopy with propanol on a Monday. Is it ok have surgery on Thursday with propanol again so soon?
This is an: issue that needs to be reviewed with the anesthesiologiest or the surgeon. Take care. ...Read more
I had laser surgery on my valva it was a large removal and colonoscopy it's been a month how long does it take for the pain to go away?
Is there any way I can have a colonoscopy if I cannot tolerate drinking the prep medication? I had bariatric by-pass surgery and can't drink it quick
Scheduled for colonoscopy. What is the generally used anesthetic for Thai procedure?Propofol?Had a bad reaction upon waking from surgery while on it.
Why ask here? : It may be propofol, it may be midazolam, it may be fentanyl. Different docs use different drugs. Why don't you ask them? Call 'em up. Be sure to check with your insurance carrier. Some will cover certain drugs and others won't. If your doc's choice is not covered, be sure to let them know. They may be able to get authorization from your carrier. Getting one may take a few years (a joke, sort of). ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy 2 months ago. They removed a benign polyp but the last 3 weeks i have had a lot of rectal bleeding. Could this be from the surgery?
Will my doctor cancel the colonoscopy at the last minute if my BP or blood sugar drops too low upon checking in at surgery center?
Not likely: Your blood sugar should not be an issue unless you are a diabetic on medication. If so, hopefully your doctor has outlined a strategy to prevent low bs (often withholding am Insulin - taking a lower dose, drinking orange juice, etc.) to prevent a problem. Low blood pressure is not often a problem unless you are on BP meds. Most low BP responds to fluid before the procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers