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Is it okay to play contact sports the day before a colonoscopy?

Is it okay to play contact sports the day before a colonoscopy?

1: There is no known contraindication to playing contact sports the day prior to a screening colonoscopy. For a diagnostic colonoscopy, it would be wise to understand the need for the test, i.e. Is it for abdominal pain, irregular bowel habits, bleeding, etc? ...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


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Is it okay to play sports the day following a concussion?

Is it okay to play sports the day following a concussion?

Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more strain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process. You should not return to your regular physical activities until your are completely symptom free and back to normal. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take pseudoephedrine before a soccer game or before you exercise?

Is it okay to take pseudoephedrine before a soccer game or before you exercise?

Would not: Pseudo Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) can have a stimulant effect both raising your blood pressure as well as increasing your pulse. As a young otherwise healthy individual these effects may be marginal but i would still recommend not taking the medication prior to natural physical stimulation. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take my baby to a rock gym? There is climbing chalk in the air? Is this safe if we go twice a week. Couple hours.

Is it ok to take my baby to a rock gym? There is climbing chalk in the air? Is this safe if we go twice a week. Couple hours.

Depends: How old is your baby? Even 1 hour straight of exercising would be too long for any child. And a rock gym is not an ideal playground for a small child. I wouldn't recommend. Ask a second opinion. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take alcoholic beverage the day before the medical exams?

Is it okay to take alcoholic beverage the day before the medical exams?

How many alcoholic: Beverages? If you are talking one drink, there should be no problem. The safe drinking limit for women is no more than 1/day, 7/week and never more than 3 on one occasion. If they are doing blood tests, use of alcohol may cause some problems with some of them, especially if they are testing for alcohol metabolites. Is alcohol that important to you? If so, consider getting advice about it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to start the nicotine patch a few days before knee arthroscopy? I would be wearing it during the surgery. Does it affect healing time?

Is it safe to start the nicotine patch a few days before knee arthroscopy? I would be wearing it during the surgery.  Does it affect healing time?

Yes, it is safe: Yes, it is safe to wear a nicotine patch during a surgery. Smoking certainly delays healing time in part by decreasing availability of oxygen in the blood, and abstaining from smoking with help from the patch will actually improve your post-surgical healing and is a very well-informed and health-conscious decision that you've made. www.tobaccofreeflorida.com is an excellent quitting resource. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have careful anal sex after a month from the anal tear healing? A month of medication & wait another month to make sure the tear is safe?

Is it ok to have careful anal sex after a month from the anal tear healing? A month of medication & wait another month to make sure the tear is safe?

Ask your surgeon: The tear may be related to trauma, constipation, and scarring. Best to talk with your doctors who treated your anal tear. They know your case best and will give you best advise on decreasing your risk for recurrence. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do physical contact sports after a septorhinoplasty?

Is it safe to do physical contact sports after a septorhinoplasty?

Yes, provided..: Not immediately, until swelling diminishes, but with proper nose guard protection, should be no problem...Unless you "cage fight, " or box! then i would wait for complete healing. Laugh! obviously, the sporting activities have much do do with when you can re-engage! ...Read more

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Is it okay to smoke before a colonoscopy?

Is it okay to smoke before a colonoscopy?

Also: In addition to the obvious concerns, smokers usually cough a lot during anesthesia for colonoscopy, and this makes it more difficult to do a good exam. Its best if you quit altogether, but if you can avoid for a week or two prior to colonoscopy (or any surgery) you will have a better outcome. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol the night before a dentist appointment?

Is it okay to drink alcohol the night before a dentist appointment?

Not a probLem: There is no reason to abstain from a drink or two the night before seeing the dentist. In fact it's quite possible i was sitting right next to you enjoying the night out. You do not want to have so many you'll feel sick or the cleaning instruments will give you a worse headache. So...Have a drink, enjoy your company and tell your dentist you are happy to be there. Cheers. ...Read more

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Is it safe to play a full contact football game today with a 8.9cm ovarian cyst?

Is it safe to play a full contact football game today with a 8.9cm ovarian cyst?

NO NO NO: Did u ask your doc ?, no contact sports at all, and if the cyst is that big if it is not a simple fluid cyst it needs to come out and if it is a simple cyst, yours is very large and must be followed closely as if it does not resolve or u have any pain or worsening sharp pain u will need surgery so no intercourse either, and u need to be followed closely by your doc and minimal activity! ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a shower with my contact lenses in?

Is it okay to take a shower with my contact lenses in?

Never ok : Anytime you shower with contacts you take a big chance. Water filtration may have broken down and microbes , trophozoites might be in water. Water source might be well water. If you get an amoeba infection you could lose your eye. Since contacts hold onto larger objects like bacteria they increase the likelihood if an infection vs showering in the same water without contacts. ...Read more

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Is it safe and okay to wear a big ankle brace on a 5 hour airplane flight? Is it dangerous or will it cause blood clots? Thank you for your time!

Is it safe and okay to wear a big ankle brace on a 5 hour airplane flight? Is it dangerous or will it cause blood clots? Thank you for your time!

How tight?: If the brace is not tight so as to interfere with venous return, it would not add to the risk of blood clots. If the brace has metal in it you may have to go through extra-screening at the airport. If it not medically indicated you may wish to leave it home. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Is it okay to play sports during a fever ?

Is it okay to play sports during a fever ?

Find out why first.: If you don't have a diagnosis yet, it's important to see a doc to find out why. Fever is your body's way to fight infection or inflammation. If you have a URI, you should sit out from sports so you don't infect your team mates. Athletic exertion can divert needed energy away from your natural defense mechanisms, so take it easy a few days and let your body fight the infection. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear a torn contact for a day or two?

Is it okay to wear a torn contact for a day or two?

NO!: A torn or damaged contact can injure the cornea without you even knowing it's doing that! Not a good idea! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it okay to have sex the night before a endovaginal probe?

Is it okay to have sex the night before a endovaginal probe?

Depends: It depends on the reason why you're getting the probe. It is probably ok but if I were you, I would avoid sex just in case sexual activity will negatively affect the results from the probe. Please talk with the doctor performing your endovaginal probe for a more precise answer and avoid sex until he/she gives you an answer. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a nap after jogging-weight lifting workouts? Should I have a small meal before the nap? Or are there some better ways to re-energize?

Is it ok to take a nap after jogging-weight lifting workouts? Should I have a small meal before the nap? Or are there some better ways to re-energize?

Yes to all: You can take a nap. Make sure you are well hydrated and have eaten a small meal. Make sure it has protein rather than a lareg amount of carbohydrate. Greek yogurt with nuts or banana and peanut butter. ...Read more

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