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Should I reschedule a colonoscopy if I am menstruating?

Should I reschedule a colonoscopy if I am menstruating?

Patient preference: Some patients will and some do not reschedule as it is up to the patient. Menustruating solely is not a contraindication to canceling or rescheduling a colonoscopy ...Read more

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I need to reschedule my kids appointment.

I need to reschedule my kids appointment.

Call the doctor: I would call the doctor and let them know, give at least 24 hr notice ...Read more

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Can you still get a colonoscopy if you have a cold? Or should you re-schedule it?

Can you still get a colonoscopy if you have a cold? Or should you re-schedule it?

Depends on severity: Depends on severity: if very bad with hacking cough or fever, reschedule. If at end of cold or minimal symptoms, it is ok to proceed: check with MD's office if still not sure. ...Read more

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I'm having a laparoscopy in 2 days, but also have a slight cold, will they reschedule the procedure?

I'm having a laparoscopy in 2 days, but also have a slight cold, will they reschedule the procedure?

Maybe: A laparoscopy is and elective procedure. Depending on the severity of symptoms, your doctor may decide to reschedule. ...Read more

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Half life of plavix 300 mg. Procedure cancelled. How much plavix to give after rescheduled proc 24 hours later?

Half life of plavix 300 mg. Procedure cancelled. How much plavix to give after rescheduled proc 24 hours later?

Plavix: Since plavix' effect on platelets can last up to 10 days, the dose on resumption depends upon how long it was discontinued preoproperatively. If it was held for only a week or less, I would resume it at a one daily dose. Your pharmacist may be able to better answer your question, however. ...Read more

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I have a colonscopy tomorrow at 2. I ate one small cup of red jello today. Is this okay? What happens since I ate this. Will I have to reschedule?

I have a colonscopy tomorrow at 2. I ate one small cup of red jello today. Is this okay? What happens since I ate this. Will I have to reschedule?

OK: You will be fine. Just keep your prep going and show up as scheduled. Just don't eat any more red jello or other red dye containing products. ...Read more

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Why do you need to re-schedule a colposcopy if you just ovulated or about to ovulate?

Why do you need to re-schedule a colposcopy if you just ovulated or about to ovulate?

You cannot have: A colposcopy midcycle or second half because you might be - or get - pregnant before the test would be positive. You wouldn't want to biopsy a pregnant woman. ...Read more

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Few days before scheduled baseline colonoscopy developed hemorroid. Should I reschedule?

Maybe: The hemorrhoid will likely be more bothersome during and after the prep but will not be an issue during colonoscopy. Don't let it be an excuse to avoid a potentially life saving test... ...Read more

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I have surgery friday and am going to have a general anesthetic. Will I have to reschedule if I'm sick with a cold?

I have surgery friday and am going to have a general anesthetic. Will I have to reschedule if I'm sick with a cold?

Surgery and a Cold: Possibly. Both your anesthesiologist and surgeon will conduct a focused history of this illness and do a physical exam. They will then assess the risk of undergoing an elective procedure in the face of your current health status. Fever, a productive cough, malaise, reactive/congested airways can increase your risk of complications peri-operatively. ...Read more

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I'm doing ECT sessions next month. I also have an MRI scheduled in between ECT sessions. Does the MRI need to be rescheduled?

I'm doing ECT sessions next month. I also have an MRI scheduled in between ECT sessions. Does the MRI need to be rescheduled?

No need to change: There is no need to reschedule the MRI. There should also be no contraindication to have both sessions even in the same day. ...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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My dad has cold l, I have endoscopy/colonoscopy in 2 weeks, I can't reschedule it's urgent. How can I avoid getting cold until then?

My dad has cold l, I have endoscopy/colonoscopy in 2 weeks, I can't reschedule it's urgent. How can I avoid getting cold until then?

Cold: Best way to avoid cold is to avoid using same hand towels and glasses as person who is ill. Also get plenty of fluids and rest. Others you may be exposed to and not know it that they may be ill. Therefore, avoid people who are outwardly ill. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cold quickly? I have first aid training course tommorow and have cold. I can't re schedule. Will I be fine anyway? Tips please

How to get rid of cold quickly? I have first aid training course tommorow and have cold. I can't re schedule. Will I be fine anyway? Tips please

Cold: There is no quick way unfortunately. Try symptomatic relief i.e. Steam inhalation, Acetaminophen or OTC sinus medication. Also try Ibuprofen. Better to reschedule as good chance of not providing attention or learning. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm scheduled for a colonoscopy Friday. Over the weekend I get a cold and my Asthma has flared up. Should I reschedule. You have to cancel 48 hrs?

I'm scheduled for a colonoscopy Friday. Over the weekend I get a cold and my Asthma has flared up. Should I reschedule. You have to cancel 48 hrs?

Asthma flare: Having a cold is not an issue but having your Asthma flare up is a potential problem. You will be given some sedation and pain medication prior to your procedure and some of these might have an adverse effect if you are actively having an asthma flare. I would advise to reschedule and check with your Primary Doc to see if you need a short course of steroids in the meantime. ...Read more

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I had sex and am scheduled for a colposcopy tomorrow. Should I reschedule?

I had sex and am scheduled for a colposcopy tomorrow. Should I reschedule?

No: Intercourse will not alter the outcome of your colposcpy or a biopsy if that is indicated. We usually recommend no sexual activity for 24 hours prior to a pap smear. Sex may alter the results of a pap smear but it should not alter the results of a colposcopy. ...Read more

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Should I re-schedule my daughters 2set of needles if she as a cold...No fever? She is also teething.

Should I re-schedule my daughters 2set of needles if she as a cold...No fever? She is also teething.

No need: Present day vaccines can be given in most situations of minor illness. I generally only defer them when a kid has an existing high fever or a worrisome illness where the kid is on the margin of needing hospital care. ...Read more

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I am due for my pap smear (cervical smear) tommorow but I might reschedule because my discharge is heavy?

I am due for my pap smear (cervical smear) tommorow but I might reschedule because my discharge is heavy?

Call your doc: You may need cultures to r/o infection, even with a discharge u can do a thin prep or sure path pap. ...Read more

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