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Couldn't do. My colonoscopy/gastroscopy due to extreme fear of medical stuff, even with 20mg temazepam, what can I do to relax more for retest?
Talk to your doc!: It's ok to be scared & anxious. Many people are too worried to take tests that can detect problems early on when it's easier to treat. Talk to your doc about your fears. S/he should have other options up their proverbial sleeve besides temazepam 20mg. Perhaps you'll need to consider an anesthesiologist rather than just conscious sedation. Good luck! ...Read more
Pasty dirrhea vomiting and abdominal pain with a resent hospitalization for ednoscopy and colonoscopy should I seek medical attention?
Yes: Vomiting and diarrhea may be due to partial bowel obstruction from a variety of causes none of which should be ignored. An upper GI with water-soluble contrast should be done soon. It will tell you if there is something to worry about. Have you been losing weight? All the more reason to see a doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
63 year-old woman still has continuous mild stomach pain affecting her daily life, despite 3 yrs of medical treatment for gastritis found after.....?
Diagnosis/treatment: At colonoscopy most visible abnormalities are either definitively diagnosed via sampling (biopsy) or removed completely also for diagnosis that includes the treatment. Some findings, eg cancer, need definitive treatment via other modes (for example but not limited to surgery). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There are many variations of "the prep", but in general you will need to restrict your diet to clear liquids the day before the procedure, and drink a prescribed preparation to wash out your colon the evening before and possibly the morning of the procedure. There may be other instructions for the avoidance of certain foods (seeds) for a few days in advance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Look inside colon: You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the colon to carefully exam the colon for polyps, cancer, etc. If any abnormalities are found a biopsy may be done. Typically, it is painless - the only bother is cleaning out your bowels beforehand and even that's not so bad. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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