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Preparing For Colonoscopy Procedure
Outpatient general anesthesia for hysteroscopy with dilation curettage would the patient receive little anesthesia since the procedure is short?
Here's helpful link: ...and video: http://www.suprepkit.com/dose-instruction.htm (in English and Spanish versions) ...Read more
What would be the reason for having a patient who's had subtotal colectomy with Ileostomy placement undergo a Fluroscopic Single Contrast Enema test?
Will a colonoscopy detect anal cancer/mass as well colon cancer? Is the digital exam done before the colonoscopy is performed?
Patients are relaxed: Relaxed, sleepy and calm... Sometimes sedation makes it possible for a patient who would avoid dental treatment to have their treatment done. If this is the case, sedation can be a big benefit, as fear of the dentist has cost so many people their teeth. Sedation (sleep) dentistry is helping patients to have dental care. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lots of options: There are a lot of different regimens for doing a colonoscopy prep. It depends on your gastroenterologist what they prefer. Ultimate what they want is a clean prep, so you should not have any stool in your colon when they look. You will have a sense of whether your prep is complete when you look in the toilet bowl and you shouldn't see any solid material left. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The Whipple IRE procedure: Will I be given a choice between an epidural (PCEA) or having a PCA at the anesthesiologist's pre-surgical consultation?
Varies: Depends. If it is a rubber band office procedure, it constricts the internal hemorrhoid veins. Surgery may remove external and internal hemorrhoid veins, or ligate them. Surgical stapling can excise the veins and loose internal lining. ...Read more
Can a capsule endoscopy replace an upper endoscopy &colonoscopy for a 3 year old? Is the same prep required for the capsule endoscopy?
Possibly: If you are at an academic center working with pediatric GI and radiology specialists, this can be a great alternative if you just need to look. If they think biopsies are going to be needed, then won't work. And, unfortunately, you do need pretty much the same cleanout so you can get good images form the camera and be able to see what is really going on. Child also has to be able to swallow camera ...Read more
Is it the norm to get scheduled for a colonoscopy for hemorrhoids without anyone even checking visually for hemorrhoids? This procedure is costly.
Not the norm ...: But it all depends on the specific scenario & what symptoms are reported. If there is bright red rectal bleeding, nothing else, in a 35 year old, physical exam for hemorrhoids would come first. But if there are additional symptoms, and the person is of the age/risk level to need a colonoscopy for screening, then that procedure would be recommended. It is prudent to question these kinds of tests ...Read more
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