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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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Can contact sports be played with mild decreased kidney function?

Can contact sports be played with mild decreased kidney function?

Yes: I think so- as long as you continue to follow your doctor's recommendation on the management of your kidney disease. If that is declined due to dehydration, then you should make sure that you hydrate your self well-especially with your active lifestyle. If that is due to your high blood pressure or diabetes- you need to make sure you follow up your doctor;s recommendation on that issue. ...Read more

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About how long after plica removal will I be able to go back to playing contact sports? (Rugby and lacrosse)

4-6 weeks: 3-4 weeks assuming that nothing else was done. I would put no specific restrictions on you but would allow you to return to sports when you have full range of motion and no pain. Good luck ...Read more

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My lower back and the middel of my back is allways hurting also I have a hollow pain in my chest aswlwel I've played allot of high contact sports?

My lower back and the middel of my back is allways hurting also I have a hollow pain in my chest aswlwel I've played allot of high contact sports?

Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc herniation which may cause pain without sciatica. Stress fracture occurs in 5% of the population without any symptoms. If symptoms persist, then see your doc for a more specific evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you still play contact sports after herniated disk surgery?

Can you still play contact sports after herniated disk surgery?

YES: Many years ago joe montana proved that with a proper diagnosis, properly planned treatment protocol that included spinal surgery and aggressive physical rehabilitation a top athelet can return to the highest level contact sports! ...Read more

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I've had 4 concussions in the past year from playing contact sports. I've noticed some memory problems as well. Is it time to stop contact sports?

I've had 4 concussions in the past year from playing contact sports. I've noticed some memory problems as well. Is it time to stop contact sports?

Concussions: Yes. You may require cognitive rehabilitation too. See a neurosurgeon or rehabilitation physician to help you recover from the concussions and develop some dos and don'ts for exercises and sports. ...Read more

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If i have vp shunt surgery how long till i can play contact sports such as basketball?

If i have vp shunt surgery how long till i can play contact sports such as basketball?

6-8weeks: Probably 6-8 wks after surgery. Once the incisions have healed and you feel well adjusted and coordinated after surgery it would be ok to play contact sport. There is always some risk of injury to the valve or tubing by a direct hit. ...Read more