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I have an appt. To get my colonoscopy and i keep getting blocked. Can eat or drink anything?

I have an appt. To get my colonoscopy and i keep getting blocked. Can eat or drink anything?

Follow instructions: The procedure center will instruct you to not eat or drink from the night before, except for a galon of colon prep (golytely) solution used to clean the colon in preparation for the colonoscopy. You should have the information on proper prep. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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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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Is it possible for doctors to discover blocked heart arteries during a colonoscopy?

Is it possible for doctors to discover blocked heart arteries during a colonoscopy?

Not directly: The colonoscopy does not in any way look at the heart, only at the lining of your colon. If a patient has issues during the test such as chest pain, irregular heart beat or hypotension, coronary artery disease may be considered, but different types of testing will be needed to verify. ...Read more

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I have had ulcerative colitis for 13 yrs getting routine colonoscopies every 2 years. Last one showed cancer tumor. Full or partial colon removal ?

I have had ulcerative colitis for 13 yrs getting routine colonoscopies every 2 years.   Last one showed cancer tumor.  Full or partial colon removal ?

Probably : Best is total colon removal because leaving diseased colon in place would keep you at risk for more colon cancers in the future, and you would need frequent colonoscopy. Can get off colitis medications with surgery. Best to see a colon rectal surgery specialist, maybe at a university, who has extensive experience in ileo-anal pouch surgery. ...Read more

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I have had ulcerative colitis for 13 years. A recent colonoscopy showed a cancer tumor in the right side of colon. Should i go for a full or partial colon removal ?

I have had ulcerative colitis for 13 years. A recent colonoscopy showed a cancer tumor in the right side of colon. Should i go for a full or partial colon removal ?

Probably : Best is total colon removal because leaving diseased colon in place would keep you at future risk for more colon cancers in the future, and you would need frequent colonoscopy. Can get off colitis medications with surgery. Best to see a colon rectal surgery specialist, maybe at a university, who has extensive experience in ileo-anal pouch surgery. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy diagnose a partial large bowel obstruction caused by abdominal adhesions?

Can a colonoscopy diagnose a partial large bowel obstruction caused by abdominal adhesions?

Maybe: Adhesions occur from pror surgery. Was there past surgery? External adhesions would be rare to cause colon obstruction. If there was prior colon surgery, then surgical site anastomosis narrowing or scarring would be visible at colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with hemorrhoids after a colonoscopy, i feel blocked up and struggle to poop is this normal? Finished anusol and no change in bowel habits.

Diagnosed with hemorrhoids after a colonoscopy, i feel blocked up and struggle to poop is this normal? Finished anusol and no change in bowel habits.

Constipation: Hemorrhoid veins are a normal finding at colonoscopy and can become inflamed or irritated by chronic straining and constipation. These veins would not be the cause of constipation, and anusol will not correct constipation. Drink more water, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, metamucil), avoid fried and junk foods. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have endoscopy and colonoscopy procedure with a common cold, blocked nose sore throat slight cough.. If under sedation ?

Wait until resolved: Unless there is an urgency to do these tests, the patient should wait until resolution of the upper respiratory infection before having the upper endoscopy and colonoscopy completed. Even with sedation, there is diminished reflexes such that increased secretions may pose a slight increased risk. ...Read more

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What is a colonoscopy?

What is a colonoscopy?

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 more

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Do colonoscopies hurt?

No: Colonoscopy is usually performed with some form of sedation and if done correctly you should not feel anything or remember anything. ...Read more