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Procedure Of Colonoscopy Dress Or Undress
Too vague: Depends on what was its purpose. If it was for screening and nothing was found, usually that's it. If it's to evaluate a particular problem like bleeding, your doctor will decide what other tests to do. Of course, if the colonoscopy finds something, there may be treatment offered. Always know the purpose and the results of any test you get. If unsure, ask the doc. ...Read more
Yes, you can: A minority of patients prefer no anesthesia and with proper information and instruction, most specialists will perform a colonoscopy without anesthesia. You are correct. ... it is uncomfortable, perhaps very uncomfortable, but tolerable to those who are motivated to tolerate it. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Liquids: No solid or soft foods ar allowed on the day of the prep. Any liquid that you can see through (clear liquids) is allowed--tea, black coffee, water, juces without pulp, broths, popsicles, hard candy (ie, jolly ranchers). Avoid any red colored fluids as they may give the tissue a bloody appearance and can be confusing. ...Read more
How long does it take to gain back weight lost during colonoscopy procedure as eating is very limited for few days.
I am having a colonoscopy tomorrow and I am in the process of taking the moviprep. What am I to expect tonight AND during the procedure? Thank you x
Colonoscopy: You will have multiple loose bowel movements that will eventually turn to clear. You may have soreness in the rectal area from the multiple bowel movements. When you go for the procedure itself, you should not feel anything. Afterwards the nurse will ask you to pass the gas that helped to inflate your colon and then they will send you home. You may still be drowsy from the anesthesia after. ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy tomorrow and have done all the prep. However, I can see food bits in the toilet and it's a cloudy brown. Okay to have procedure?
Probably: Make sure you drank all the proper fluids, you will be releasing waste for hours to come so its likely the colon will be clean by the time of the procedure ...Read more
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 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
Rarely: With adequate sedation patients generally have no discomfort. ...Read more
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
I had a colonoscopy back in December. I have LUQ pain since. Procedure was painful. Now I have permanent pain. What could've happened?
May not be related: I wonder why you had a colonoscopy at your age. The procedure itself would not be a cause of your pain. If any complication resulted from it, it would reveal itself by now. Nevertheless, do ask your doctor to look into this pain and keep an open mind that something else may be going on. You are still in need of a diagnosis ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy scheduled at 3:30pm. How does the prep differ from a morning procedure? Is it advisable to have one in the morning instead?
Better in the am: Because it is easier to fast overnight than during the day when you are awake otherwise both require good cleansing ...Read more
I'm having a colonoscopy and I want to be awake for the whole procedure. Is that possible? Also they are having me take 12 ducolax pills. Is that safe
Regarding a colonoscopy, I understand there is a ranking # that is used to track dr's. Procedure outcome on finding polyps?
Adenoma detection: Adenoma detection rate is the standard you are thinking of (different from polyp detection rate as not all polyps are adenomatous, or precancerous). The minimum standard is around 25 percent for average risk screening colonoscopies, though many groups, like ours, achieve rates closer to 40%. These rates are usually self reported and take a bit of work to compile, so not everyone reports them. ...Read more
Check with your doct: Are the charges for actually named physicians/anesthesiologists? Could one of them possibly be an anesthetist with a supervising anesthesiologist. It would be best to address this with the individuals who are billing you. In our practice, we typically do not use additional personnel to administer the sedation, hence no extra charges. ...Read more
My doc ordered a colonoscopy for me since I am over 50. Can anyone give me the real 411 on this procedure?
Colonoscopy 411: The importance of colonoscopy is to screen for colo-rectal cancer, the #3 most common cause of cancer death in both men and women in america. The procedure is started by giving you some sedation to put you almost to sleep. A small camera is then inserted into your anus and snaked up your colon and photographs and (if needed) samples are collected. Not nearly as bad as it sounds. ...Read more
Is weight gain normal after colonoscopy? I had procedure yesterday and today the scale shows I've gained 3 lbs
Unlikely, but. . .: Prior to colonoscopy, one has to drink lots of icky fluids to clean out bowel. As a result, one usually loses weight. OTOH 3# weight gain in one day could be from bloating unrelated to procedure. Or more likely, use of different scales at different times of day in different amounts of clothing. Be sure to pay more attention to how your clothes fit than actual weight (using same scale at same time) ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy in 3 days and developed a uti. Should I get treated beforehand or wait till after the procedure?
Get started with: Proper antibiotics but notify all physicians involved and they will tell you how to proceed. ...Read more
Should the laxatives be taken one day before colonoscopy or on the same day a few hours before the start of the procedure?
24 Hour Prep: Your GI specialist is supposed to provide you a sheet with instructions to clean your bowel. You need to avoid any solid foods for 24 hours before the procedure. During this time you need to take laxatives till your bowel movements are entirely liquid and free of any residual fecal matter. Drink plenty of liquids during this time, to avoid dehydration. Good luck! . ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy scheduled tomorrow afternoon. Can I eat chocolate jello or chocolate pudding today (the day before procedure)?
Husband had colonoscopy this morning. Fever started approx. 6 hours after procedure. 100.8. No pain just fever. Is this normal. Fever now 99.6?
Not expected: Did he have any interventions done? Sometimes with a polypectomy or biopsies there can be some focal inflammation (serositis). the fever could also be a marker of something a lot more serious like a perforation though. Keep a close eye on him, and I'd give the gastroenterologist the heads-up sooner rather than later. ...Read more
Hemerhoids prior to colonoscopy. Procedure aggrivated them. Known management techniques not helpful. What are good and bad ideas to help manage?
No Butts About This!: First, I'd call the lout who did this & ask him (or her) about it. But that aside. It's hard to say without looking at it (which"he or she"may want to do).If it's not bleeding or leaking anything weird, a warm bath or soak & meticulous local cleanliness help. A stool softener helps (easier to pass the exit).A topical anesthetic will help (some are non-Rx).But if it bleeds or nothing helps, it's doc time! ...Read more
Have routine colonoscopy without sedation scheduled. I have to drive afterwards. Can I still have a pain medication for procedure? What could it be?
No: If you want sedation or pain meds someone else must drive you home... ...Read more
If you are type II diabetic and have an upcoming Colonoscopy where for two days prior to the procedure what's are the safest liquids or broths, etc?
Had painful colonoscopy yesterday. No pain afterwards. Does the pain felt during procedure increase risk of perforation occuring later? Very anxious.
Relax: Perforation is a rare complication that occurs during colonoscopy and most often in the frail and elderly. In the majority of cases the doctor knows a perforation has occurred right then. You would not have been sent home. In the extremely rare circumstance a perforation occurred and was not detected you would develop abdominal pain that would get increasingly worse with possible fever. ...Read more