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What is more suitable for chronic constipation, colonoscopy or colonic irrigation/colon cleansing? Which is more useful for eliminating constipation?

What is more suitable for chronic constipation, colonoscopy or colonic irrigation/colon cleansing? Which is more useful for eliminating constipation?

None of the above!: If you want to eliminate constipation, you should leave your colon alone and stop sticking tubes and other foreign liquids into it. You need to do 3 things which will help: eat well and drink plenty of liquids like water to stay well hyderated;. Make sure your food has enough fiber which comes from fruits, salads vegetables and grains; each meal should have these items that will give bulk to stool.

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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 it hurt when you get a colonoscopy?

Can it hurt when you get a colonoscopy?

Not usually!: Most physicians/surgeons perform a colonoscopic exam under sedation, either with Propofol or versed/fentanyl, and you are sedated to the point of not feeling pain, or at least forgetting about it! get your scope done asap, it's really simple, and is the single best screening test for colon cancer...

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Gaspain one day after colonoscopy normal?

Gaspain one day after colonoscopy normal?

Can be: You my still have residual air to pass, but if this persists, call the GI doc right away.

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Can your colonoscopy be normal and still be sick?

Yes: Depending on the symptoms that prompted the colonoscopy, you can have a notmal study and still have other symptoms not related to colon. See your physician to discuss results of the colonoscopy.

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How much weight can you lose from a colonoscopy pr?

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.

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What foods can I eat the day before my colonoscopy?

Follow the instructi: Your doctor's office should give you instructions to follow in order to have a good prep. Otherwise your test will be cancelled as the preparation is rigorous and lasts 2-3 days of no solids and using laxatives to clean up your intestines completely.

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What is the average wait time to get a colonoscopy?

Depends: On your doctor. Gastroenterologists are usually booked for several weeks to months. Colorectal surgeons can often get you in sooner. Call around after getting names from your primary care doctor or friends who have had one.

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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.

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How can I have a colonoscopy if i can't clean myself out?

2 day prep: The bowel prep can be done over two days rather than one for individuals with really bad constipation.

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Timeline for symptoms of complications after colonoscopy?

Within 24 hours: The risk of any complications is extremely low. So you should not worry about it. If there is any complication in your case you will have symptoms quite quickly. The 2 potential(yet very rare) complications are bleeding or perforation of the bowel. Both will produce symptoms within a matter of hours. So if you are past 24 hours (and feel OK)from the procedure, you can rest in peace!

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Can you tell me about the point of getting a colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy: At age 35 colonoscopy should be performed to evaluate colonic symptoms (esp bleeding), or for a family history of colon cancer or one of the polyposis syndromes.

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Why did I wake up and say ouch during my first colonoscopy?

Light sedation: You are only given the smallest amount of sedation necessary. You were aware of the sensation, but this was not a problem.

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What is the difference between colonoscopy and upper enoscopy?

Colonoscopy vs.EGD: Technically, a colonoscopy is a form of "endoscopy" but typically, endoscopy is used to refer to upper endoscopy or egd. Egd is to look at the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, while colonoscopy is for the large intestine.

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Can someone please explain the whole routine of a colonoscopy.

Whole process: The day before will require some diet changes and a boel prep. On the day, a nurse will place an IV and then you will be given a sedative through it. Once sedated, the doctor will insert the scope via the rectum and advance it slowly to the beginning part (called the cecum). He/she will slowly withdraw and look around to see if anything needs to be biopsies or removed. Wake up in recoverafterward.

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I am about to get a colonoscopy in 2.5 hours what can I expect?

I am about to get a colonoscopy in 2.5 hours what can I expect?

Relax: You should be sedated, so enjoy a great nap. Ypu may feel gassy after the procedure. Enjoy your post procedure meal!

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What are some alternatives to a colonoscopy? Are they effective?

Ask your: Doctor if a ct virtual colonscopy can be done. It reportedly has equivalent specificity and accuracy for diagnosis of colorectal cancer. It has its advantages and disadvantages, so ask your doctor for recommendation.