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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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When can I eat after my colonoscopy procedure?

When can I eat after my colonoscopy procedure?

Avoid alcohol: You might want to avoid alcohol with that first meal. The alcohol can interact with the sedatives you are given and increase the effects of both. ...Read more

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What is the next procedure after having a colonoscopy?

What is the next procedure after having a colonoscopy?

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

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What can possibly go wrong during a colonoscopy procedure?

See below: Depending on the reason for colonoscopy perforation of the colon and bleeding can occur, though these are uncommon. See this site for detailed information on this subject.
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Can I remain awake for a colonoscopy? Is it a tolerable procedure?

Can I remain awake for a colonoscopy? Is it a tolerable procedure?

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

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What kind of food can I eat the day before my colonoscopy procedure?

What kind of food can I eat the day before my colonoscopy procedure?

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

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How long does it take to gain back weight lost during colonoscopy procedure as eating is very limited for few days.

Mostly water: The weight lost during preparation for colonoscopy is mostly water and could be gained back in one day. However if the weight loss is due to some pathology for which colonoscopy was done, then it would depend on the pathology. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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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Do people ever squirm or yell during a colonoscopy procedure?

Rarely: With adequate sedation patients generally have no discomfort. ...Read more

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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 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

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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?

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

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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

Not recommended: A full colonoscopy can be very uncomfortable, even painful. I would certainly NOT recommend it in an awake state. Your body's response to conscious pain may also make the procedure more difficult to perform and limit the usefulness of the exam. ...Read more

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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

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Is it safe to donate plasma after having a colonoscopy procedure?

No probelm: Colonoscopy should not affect your health in anyway to prevent you from doing what you want to do. ...Read more

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Why would I have been charged for 2 different anesthesiologists for a colonoscopy procedure?

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

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How soon after my colonoscopy (fro possible blockage) should my GI that did the procedure see me?

No way to know: There is no set time for follow up after a colonoscopy. It depends on why the procedure was done and what was found at the time. If you have any doubts you should just call your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My doc ordered a colonoscopy for me since I am over 50. Can anyone give me the real 411 on this procedure?

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

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Is weight gain normal after colonoscopy? I had procedure yesterday and today the scale shows I've gained 3 lbs

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

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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

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Should the laxatives be taken one day before colonoscopy or on the same day a few hours before the start of the procedure?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Bowel prep: Hi. For the bowel prep, stop any diabetes drugs that can cause hypoglycemia (insulins, sulfonylureas, meglitinides); continue the others. After colonoscopy, start back all your regular diabetes meds. Good luck, and no polyps! ...Read more

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Had painful colonoscopy yesterday. No pain afterwards. Does the pain felt during procedure increase risk of perforation occuring later? Very anxious.

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