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Tips on prepping for my colonoscopy surgery?

Tips on prepping for my 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

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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Need another scan for kidney then colonoscopy then surgery called da vinci surgery? Im nervous says compex cystic lesion neoplasm cannot be excluded

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

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Colonoscopy prep, vomited, fainted, fell, head injury, ER & for 2nd colonoscopy same + knee surgery from fall.Time for 3rd, please advise.

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

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Is same sedation used for knee surgery as colonoscopy?

Is same sedation used for knee surgery as colonoscopy?

Sedation: Not on me. Knee surgery is much more involved than the colonoscopy. Give me the good stuff for the knee surgery. ...Read more

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Can I have knee surgery & or colonoscopy when on tomaxefin?

Can I have knee surgery & or colonoscopy when on tomaxefin?

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

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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 more

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How often should I have a colonoscopy and a scan after surgery and chemo is completed?

I assume you have : A diagnosis of colon cancer. Generally we recommend the first colonoscopy 1 year after surgery then at the 3 year mark and then every 5 years thereafter. ...Read more