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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.
Hi. Just had a endoscopy and a colonoscopy on thursday last week. Feeling very hot and sweaty. Went to market on Sat. dizzy almost fainted. sweaty?
Post anesthesia: you may be a little D hydrated after having an anesthetic I would drink plenty of fluids and the condition should settle down
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...
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.
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.
It doesn't : It doesn't unless you have a specific problem.See 1 more doctor answer
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!
Light sedation: You are only given the smallest amount of sedation necessary. You were aware of the sensation, but this was not a problem.See 1 more doctor answer
Colon cancer: To check for early signs of colon cancer.
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.
Relax: You should be sedated, so enjoy a great nap. Ypu may feel gassy after the procedure. Enjoy your post procedure meal!