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Medications Stop Before Colonoscopy
Possibly: In general, we will want you to continue taking all of your usual medications prior to your colonoscopy, even the morning of the procedure. However, some medications such as ibuprofen, aspirin, anti-platelet agents and warfarin will increase the risk if bleeding if polyps are removed. Depending why you are taking any of these medications, your endoscopist may want you to stop them. ...Read more
Clear liquids: Are recommended for the colonoscopy prep in order to optimize visualization. If the bowel secretions are cloudy from milk proteins it is more difficult to clear the area completely and have an optimal view of the bowel lining through the scope. Following the prep instructions exactly gives you the best chance of having the most accurate examination. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Yes: Colonoscopy is an important medical condition that saves many lives. People with seizures who take anti seizure medicine can undergo colonoscopy. Make sure your doctor knows all the medications you take. You should not miss any of your anti seizure medications the night before or the day of your procedure, even if you have been told not to take anything by mouth. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy today at 1. It's now 11 and I'm having dhiarrhea and cramping. When should that stop?
A day or two: It's not unusual to have some bowel irregularities for a couple of days following colonoscopy. Your large intestine was just as close to being empty as it has pretty much ever been so it takes a bit of time for it to reestablish that regular function. Don't know if there is scientific evidence to support, but probiotics (from pills or foods) might help restore regular bowel movements. ...Read more
Unknown: If patient is old enough to prevent cancer and comorbidities risk do not outweigh benefit than continue into the 80 year old range. If you find it ok for an 85 or 90 year old to get colorectal cancer which is preventable than stop at 80. ...Read more
Probably...: ...Versed, but for a truly accurate answer, call your doctor's office and ask the nurse to read you what sedation was provided. ...Read more
When its gone: Continue the prep till its gone to get the best results. ...Read more
Friend rx'd "Suprep" for colonoscopy in 3 full doses am/pm/am. Drug instructions are TWO doses which worked 4 me. I'm worried about this off label rx?
Go with instructions: Best to go with the instructions from your doctors office, or with something that has worked for you in the past. If you have a question about it, ask the pharmacist to look in to the matter. They will help you sort it out. You can always call the doctors office to make sure the instructions are intentional as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more
What kind of anesthetic is given for colonoscopies and endoscopies? Gas or a drug or something else?
Avoid confusion: If we answer - even w/ good reason to believe what we say - and the service you use has another policy, you'll be unnecessarily confused and therefore..... The best thing is to ask them what they usually do and if they allow options. Also, use that opportunity to ask any other? 's you have. Good luck! ...Read more
It must have by now: Otherwise send us an update of this problem now, so that we can deal with the present situation. ...Read more
Have routine colonoscopy without sedation scheduled. I have to drive afterwards. Can I still have a pain medication for procedure? What could it be?
No: If you want sedation or pain meds someone else must drive you home... ...Read more
Versed: It can usually be used safely. There is a drug that can rapidly reverse it's effects. Although the incidence of respiratory depression/arrest is low (0.1-0.5%) when Midazolam is administered alone at normal doses,  the concomitant use with CNS acting drugs, mainly analgesic opiates, may increase the possibility of hypotension, respiratory depression, respiratory arrest. Www. Wikipedia. Com. ...Read more
Do you know the cause of the infection?
If you know the cause of the infection- you might be able to just treat it. If you don't know the cause, doing a colonoscopy might be helpful to get tissue samples and get further evaluations under the microscope. For example, if its a virus- the particular virus might help determine a tailored treatment. How do you know its INFECTIOUS? ...Read more
A published prep...: Ref: gastrobh. Com/procinstr/colonoscopy-using-moviprep/Get a more detailed answer ›
Constipation.: You have chronic constipation due to several reasons. Make sure you are not overdose on narcotics or any medications that has side effects of constipation. You can try citrucel or fibercon (these are fiber supplements) and drink adequate amt of water. If this doesn't help, try MiraLAX (otc, one tablespoon in 8 oz of water daily or bid). If no improve, see your GI doc. Others: amitiza, (lubiprostone) linzess. ...Read more
Three spleens, Pain in left side, Bowels hard then loose, Getting a colonoscopy in 3 months, taking a lot of pain medication - what could be wrong?
Can sedation medication for a colonoscopy cause a migraine? If so is there any way to prevent it from happening?
Migraines: Typically patient's receiving sedation for colonoscopy receive either Midazolam (versed), fentanyl (sublimaze), or Propofol (diprivan) or a combination of the above. I am not aware of these medications typically precipitating migraines but the trigger's for migraines are multiple and could easily include not eating prior to your procedure or mild dehydration. ...Read more
You should quit.: You don't have to quit in order to have the procedure. But truthfully you should try to quit smoking as it is very unhealthy and is the number one preventable cause of death in the developed world. Especially someone like you, who is having endoscopy, that means you are at even greater risk of developing esophageal cancer. If you are interested, ask your doc about medical ways to help you quit. ...Read more
Why did my colonoscopy end up being very painful. My doctor had to stop half way. I'm 19 male and a ectomorph?
Anatomy: Thin people have little internal fat; bowel can get bunched up in the pelvis. Some people have lots of loops amd turns in the bowel-more of a challenge. Some people have internal scars (adhesions)-harder to get around. Some have inflammation. Some are resistant to meds. Some docs have a heavy hand. ...Read more
I'm getting endoscopy and colonoscopy on 18th, do I need to avoid alcohol? How long before procedure do I need to stop drinking?
Ask your doctor: You certainly need to avoid it after midnight the night before the procedure, since you will likely have sedation with these tests, but the final arbiter on how long you should be without alcohol before the test is the gastroenterologist who is going to perform the tests. It should be in the instructions you get before the procedure, and if it isn't, you should ask. Good luck. ...Read more
There is mucus in my stool and it hasn't gone since two weeks. I'm under medication but the doctor wants to do a colonoscopy on me. I'm 19 n scared?
Sounds appropriate: Your doctor's decision is a good one. Understand how you could be anxious about undergoing this procedure, but generally it is done under sedation so that you are not likely to remember what took place. As for the results, it is better to know what you are dealing with than to go on medications without a specific diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more
How many hours before gastroscopy/colonoscopy do I have to stop eating? Say I have it at 3pm, can I eat non solid food for breakfast?
Colonoscopy treatment starts tom. Can I do the liquid diet till the time I start that or stop even earlier? Is green jello ok for liquid diet?
Colonoscopy: Jello is ok. You should have nothing by mouth after midnight until you are done with the procedure. ...Read more
Is there any way I can have a colonoscopy if I cannot tolerate drinking the prep medication? I had bariatric by-pass surgery and can't drink it quick
You can perform the: Prep over a couple of days as well as using enemas in conjunction with this ...Read more
What are sedation drugs commonly used in colonoscopy? My BP dropped from 113/70 to 70/40 and nurse said I passed out. Is it likely due to drug reaction?
When I had my last colonoscopy, and taking fossamax, my gastro dr. Said I would have to take Prilosec forever. I have stopped fossam. Can I stop pril?
I'm doing a colonoscopy prep. I have fibromyalgia and it's flared up as well as having a migraine. I have medication for both but I don't know if I can?
Doctor took biopsy on multiple sites during colonoscopy due to inflammation. Said it may be due to prep. Is she being kind to stop me worrying?
I had conscious sedation for a colonoscopy with fentanyl w/3 other drugs. I was never sedated. Cried in pain the entire procedure. Why didn't it work?
You might want: To ask the anesthesiologist this question. He would know the specific medications and amounts. ...Read more
If I did one bottle of Suprep for my colonoscopy and things are running completely clear and resemble urine, can I stop drinking this nasty drink?
My colonoscopy is scheduled on Friday and I forgot to skip or stop taking Iron supplements 7 days before my procedure. The last time I took iron vitam?
And next time follow instructions
Get your gastroenterologist opinion also ...Read more
I am preparing for colonoscopy in 4 days. Should I stop intravenous infusions of iron and vitamin b12?
Consult doctor: Intravenous infusions of iron and B12 are not usual treatments. You should consult the doctor who prescribed this treatment. ...Read more
I am having a colonoscopy & endoscopy fri. I have been drinking aloe gel for my esophagus. Should I stop drinking it & when?
Stop right now pls: Aloe is commonly recommended for worm infestation, stomach disorders, colic, constipation, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, menstrual complaints, skin disorders. However, aloe is contraindicated in cases of intestinal obstruction, inflammatory bowel disease, appendicitis, & unexplained abdominal pain. Always weigh all pros and cons of any product (prescription or herbal) before ingestion please. ...Read more
Can a healthy person have a screening colonoscopy without a sedative? Am eager to avoid any drug that causes confusion or memory loss, even if it's just "temporary."
I have seen it done: It is possible yes; rarely; most get some sedation though ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy yesterday how long before I can stop worrying about complications? Bowel perforation bleeding infection......etc
Stop today: I it was a simple diagnostic study, and you feel fine, you can rest assured that your ok. Even it they performed a biopsy, chances are you'll be just fine. You can't do anything about it anyway, and off you had sifnificant bleeding, you would see blood in the stool. Call your doctor if this happens. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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