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Is it normal?To do a?Colonoscopy when having a haemorrhoid banding op?

Is it normal?To do a?Colonoscopy when having a haemorrhoid banding op?

Possibly: Both can be one as long as the endoscopist is trained and experienced with banding. Olorectal surgeons generally have the most experience in the treatment of hemorrhoids including banding. ...Read more

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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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5wks post op GB removal.Had a colonoscopy and endoscopy and all normal. Still very nauseous most of time.Healthy diet and weight.What could it be?

5wks post op GB removal.Had a colonoscopy and endoscopy and all normal.  Still very nauseous most of time.Healthy diet and weight.What could it be?

Some patients react: to the type of anesthesia used during the procedure that can remain in your system for a few weeks. More than likely you are responding the air they had to use to visualize your gallbladder and that gets resorbed in time, and you should be feeling better daily. If not, call your surgeon and ask her/him what gives? They will help you out too. ...Read more

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My 81 yr old father 3 days post op for perforated bowel from colonoscopy, has not had BP meds since, BP is 174/64. Is this acceptable?

My 81 yr old father 3 days post op for perforated bowel from colonoscopy, has not had BP meds since, BP is 174/64. Is this acceptable?

See your PCP: His systolic is too high (the top number). But on the other hand you don't want his pressure to go too low. It may be the pain he is experiencing causing his top number to be so high. A perforated bowel is no small event. If the BP goes to low ischemia may occur as well. I'm assuming he is still in hospital. Just make the doctors aware which i'm sure they are. ...Read more

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I had a hemorrhoid operation 25-30 years ago there is a lot of scar tissue last colonoscopy dr said had some trouble with scope. Do I need operation?

I had a hemorrhoid operation 25-30 years ago there is a lot of scar tissue last colonoscopy dr said  had some trouble with scope. Do I need operation?

Probably: If the hemorrhoidectomy removed too large an area of island tissue between the sites where the hemorrhaoids were excised, the mucosa of the anal canal can form a stricture. This would make it hard to pass the scope. If there are normal bowel movements one can leave the situation alone or dilate the area. Otherwise the interspaced island of existing scar may need adjacent skin rotated in. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a colonoscopy? I have my pre procedure instructions.

What can I expect after a colonoscopy? I have my pre procedure instructions.

Nothing particular: It is a simple procedure. After the procedure you week up feeling like you have taken a nap. Then it is business as usual.The bowels may not move for a few days because they have been emptied completely and can take up 3-5 days to refuel. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy recently and nsaids were OK. My housemate is having one and they say nsaids are NOT ok. Why the differing instructions?

I had a colonoscopy recently and nsaids were OK.  My housemate is having one and they say nsaids are NOT ok.  Why the differing instructions?

Conventional wisdom: NSAIDs increase your risk of bleeding. If your doctor did not restrict their use, he judges the risk of bleeding to be acceptably low and safe for your procedure. A different doctor may feel less comfortable and prefer to avoid NSAIDs altogether. ...Read more

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Scheduled colonoscopy today, but I'm still passing brown fluid and some debris. Followed all instructions, 40 hrs no food, will they reschedule?

Scheduled colonoscopy today, but I'm still passing brown fluid and some debris. Followed all instructions, 40 hrs no food, will they reschedule?

Probably OK.: As long as what you're passing is a liquid, it will probably be OK to proceed with the procedure. If it is not too late, you may want to call the gastroenterologist's office to see if they want you to take anything additional to the laxative prescribed. If you can't reach them though, continue to follow the instructions and proceed as planned. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Endo/colonoscopy prep instructions say no dairy. Does this mean no milk, cheese, and yogurt, or does it include anything that contains dairy as well?

Endo/colonoscopy prep instructions say no dairy. Does this mean no milk, cheese, and yogurt, or does it include anything that contains dairy as well?

Clear liquids: colonoscopy prep instructions usually require clear liquids along with the actual preparation. Clear liquids are essentially any liquid which you can see through, which precludes any dairy products. Be sure to take all of the preparation, even if the liquid coming out is already clear. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a colonoscopy for someone in their 80's?

Perforation: The two main risks of colonoscopy are perforation and missed lesions. The national rate of perforation is 1 in every 3, 000 to 5, 000 colonoscopies. This is a very low rate, so much so that it is considered very low risk. The rate of missed lesions is estimated to be about 15 for every 100 lesions, nationally. The risk of sedation depends on your health status, but it is generally very safe. ...Read more

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Can i go to a party after my colonoscopy? My procedure’s on friday morning and i want to go to a party that night. Is it safe for me to go? Can i drink?

Can i go to a party after my colonoscopy? My procedure’s on friday morning and i want to go to a party that night. Is it safe for me to go? Can i drink?

Thanks : Thanks for your question. Generally we advise patients not to drive or operate any heavy machinery until the following day after a colonoscopy, because the medicines used to sedate you can cause cloudy thinking and altered judgment. There is no medical reason you couldn't go to a party if you are feeling up to it, but i would strongly suggest you go with a trusted friend who can drive you and stay with that friend for the duration of the party. Let him/her know that your judgment may be impaired so he/she can "look out" for you. I would suggest not drinking alcohol that night. I hope this answers your question. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is a colonoscopy painful?

It shouldn't: Colonoscopies for the most part are not painful especially if sedation is used ...Read more

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How deep does a colonoscopy go?

Right colon: A proper colonoscopy should reach the right side of the colon to the junction of the colon and the small intestine. ...Read more

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How is a colonoscopy performed?

How is a colonoscopy performed?

Camera on a snake: A video camera on the end of a flexible stalk, not unlike a snake, is inserted through the rectum while you are asleep. You don't feel a thing, you won't remember it, and the only bed part is the prep. ...Read more

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What if i ate before colonoscopy?

What if i ate before colonoscopy?

They would cancel: If you ate, your intestines may not be clean, so a reliable examination becomes difficult to carry out. This means there is going to be likely cancellation of the colonoscopic procedure. ...Read more

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Is colonoscopy the same as a ug i?

No: A colonoscopy is using a camera inserted into the rectum (under some level of sedation) through your colon to the cecum (area of the appendix) which allows us to look for cancer as well as to biopsy areas of abnormality. A UGI is an x-ray procedure where we use x-rays to take a picture of your esophagus and stomach with dye in it which allows us to look for leaks, blockages and other issues. ...Read more

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