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Gastro encouraging mac sedation for colonoscopy. Should i feel comfortable w him even tho i decided for twilight sedation as suggested by primary md?
Feel comfortable: The gastro specialist I am sure does the procedure often and is familiar with the type of sedation that would be safe. Feel comfortable and ask the docs why the have different opinions on the sedation. Best wishes. ...Read more
My husband has had three colonoscopy in the last 4.5 years. Benin polyps were removed during the first two colonoscopy. After his last colonoscopy his md said he did not need another colonoscopy for 5 years. Is this safe to wait 5 years before his next
Can i still have a screening colonoscopy (am due now) when i enter the md's office with white coat syndrome?
Sure...: But you won't get a colonoscopy without getting prepped (cleaned out) first. You get sedation before and during the procedure. Your vital signs will be monitored throughout. Your blood pressure should be well controlled in that environment. If your BP is dangerously high, e.g. 200/110, no screening for you that day the BP would be the bigger and more pressing issue. ...Read more
Is it safe to stop effient 5 days before colonoscopy? Cardiac md ok but we are concerned. Stemi 10/2013,complicated. Re clotted 20 min after stent
Lesions in bowel: Colonoscopy is a method for direct visualization of the entire colon from several cm. above the rectum to the splenic and hepatic flexures to the cecum. it allows for examination of the tissue of the bowel, allowing for biopsies and identification and biopsy of any inflammatory process to lesions such as polyps, carcinomas and obstructing processes. ...Read more
Variable: Normal risk(for colon cancer) persons without concerning symptoms(like blood in the stool) usually don't need to start screening with colonoscopies until age 50. Various medical ailments like inflammatory bowel disease, a familial history of colon cancer or polyps or certain genetic syndrome or concerning symptoms will push recommendations for screening earlier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Poor prep is the most common reason, followed by a colon obstruction from tumor, stricture or inflammation. Then comes prior surgeries and adhesions. Of course general medical condition may be bad enough to Prohibit a surgical procedure. Most experienced endoscopists rarely are unable to complete a colonoscopy. ...Read more
Purpose: colonoscopy: The premiere purpose is to prevent colon cancer. Almost all colon cancer starts with a benign growth, a polyp, which takes ten years to become cancer. Removing polyps during test eliminates risk for cancer! can also look for other diseases (colitis, diverticulitis). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers