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Patient Preparation For A Colonoscopy
Should relatives of stage IV lynch syndrome patient (28yrs old) have a colonoscopy? Other tests or procedures? Thank you.
Need screening plan: Lynch Syndrome (LS) causes increased risk for a number of cancers including colorectal, uterine, kidney, and others. If a family member has a gene change that causes LS, genetic testing of all family members is needed to determine risk and make a cancer prevention plan. Colonoscopy should be considered by age 20 or 2-5 years earlier than the earliest colon cancer if it is diagnosed before age 25. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had colonoscopy sedation did nothing, i screamed in pain dr said to shut up i'm scaring patients. Continue with dr after get results or should I run?
RUN: There should be no pain and in fact, you should not even remember the procedure with adequate sedation and anesthesia. In defense of your gi- the medicine to put you to sleep may have been adminsitered by another physician, an anesthesiologist: so before you run......Check on who gave you the medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colonoscopy during a colonoscopy, is it necessarily to be fully or asleep or do the patient have the choice? Edit: (grammar mistake)
during a colonoscopy, is it necessarily to be fully asleep or do the patient(s) have a choice?
You : You can discuss with your doctors and anesthesiologist your choices. In the past, only mild sedatives were used for colonoscopy, but in the past several years more anesthetics have been used. It may depend on if you have any other medical conditions that could affect your risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How important is a colonoscopy within 5 years of previous one...I'm a Crohn's patient on remicade (infliximab) and i'm not flared up. Seems unnecessary and expensiv?
The risk for...: Colorectal cancer in chron's increases with duration of illness and starts to rise 8-10 years into the disease. Further, the extent of bowel affected is directly related to the risk for colorectal cancer. The highest risk is for those with the entire bowel affected and least with just rectal involvement. Not knowing your specifics details this is the best i can do. Best of luck to you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a post WHIPPLE pancreatic oncology patient get a colonoscopy or is this never advisable due to altered anatomy (been 10 months now)?
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Versed: The colonoscopy procedure will be fairly quick, but patients do need some sedation. Versed is frequently used, and is safe. It wears off very quickly also. Patients are carefully monitored and cared for during the procedure and after. They are in a recovery room until all systems are back to baseline. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the proper protocol for a gastro after a colonoscopy to go over findings and treatment if patient still drowsy? Follow up appointment?
Common sense: If it is known you are still drowsy, instructions can be given to your loved one or caregiver (if allowed to by your hippa signed declaration). Instructions are often written as well, and may even be given before the procedure when you are not groggy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extremly anxious about a colonoscopy never been sedated. Doctor mentioned a patient that took a while for her to sleep. Isn't mild sed?Aren't u awake?
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