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Sedation Vs Anesthesia For Colonoscopy
On average how long does a colonoscopy and endoscopy done at the same time take? Will the sedation cause funny behavior after like anesthesia does?
Short sedation: EGD(upper endoscopy) can be as short as 5 minutes, with biposies most of them accopmlished in ~15 min. Colonoscopy takes longer, most fit in the timeframe of 20-40 minutes. The sedation used for the procedure is quite deep usually and approaches/equals Total Intravenous Anesthesia, TIVA. Due to nature of the drug(s) used the recovery may vary but usually is pretty fast and free of side effects. ...Read more
Can u have a colonoscopy done with something other than general anesthesia? Such as conscious sedation?
Yes: Intravenous sedation can be very effective in assuring comfort and sedation during a colonoscopy. General anesthesia, though used commonly because it can be "eliminated" so quickly from one's body, isn't mandatory. Discuss with your endoscopist or anesthesiologist! no worries! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My doctor wants to use general anesthesia for an endoscopy. Why would I need to be completely out? He just did sedation for my colonoscopy.
This is a good: question for you to ask him. Typically, upper/lower endoscopy is performed with conscious sedation, presumably what you had previously. Perhaps he observed you to have responses to stimuli indicating you might be experiencing pain during the colonoscopy procedure. Maybe he is concerned about your breathing or cardiac function..typical issues suggesting general anesthesia. Only he can answer. ...Read more
I'm going under gen anesthesia 4 a tonsillectomy. Never had ga. How does ga compare 2 the IV sedation i had 4 my wisdom teeth & colonoscopy/endoscopy?
General Anes process: Once the IV is in, you will probably be given a small of sedative to help you feel relaxed. In the or, the ekg and other monitors will be applied. You will probably receive oxygen to breathe as other IV medications are given to achieve full anesthesia. You are never left alone while under anesthesia. We stay with you to monitor and adjust the anesthesia to keep you anesthetized and safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would two previous c-sections (last one 3 years back) make a colonoscopy more painful? I need to have it without sedation so i'd like to prepare.
Maybe: Hard to know. There is an increased risk of scar tissue so that could make the procedure more uncomfortable. However, a pediatric colonoscope may help. Share your concerns with your gastroenterologist and they can probably help you get through it. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have routine colonoscopy without sedation scheduled. I have to drive afterwards. Can i still have a pain medication for procedure? What could it be?
I had colonoscopy that was excruciating painful.The sedation didnt work.now i am bleeding profusely & still in pain.why? i thought this was painless?
If you are: hemorrhaging - you need urgent medical assessment. ...Read more
Anesthesia : Many people are phobic about the loss of control anesthesia or even flying in a plane can produce. Everything in life has a risk but know that you are lowering the risk of colon cancer by a very temporary letting go of control in a safe environment. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible, through proper sedation, to be awake, aware, relaxed, and pain-free for a colonoscopy?
Maybe, Usually No: For this, partial to full anesthesia routine, often with agents which block memory, e.g. Versed. Why? People don’t complain-of/remember pain + makes exam much easier & faster for md. I had exam with Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) 50 mg IV alone; fine through the 1st 2/3 & still remember the images on screen; then intense intestinal cramping began, could not stop it consciously, given 50 mg ? & passed out. Awoke later ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do to make a colonoscopy without sedation successful? Everyone is saying the pain is horrible :(
Colonoscopy: Why do you want to avoid sedation. It makes the procedure much easier both for you and the doctor performing it. The discomfort is highly variable from person to person, but if bipsies are necessary you really should be sedated. Discuss with the doctor who will be doing this. Some will refuse non-sedated patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm fine w/having a colonoscopy, but highly motivated to avoid any sedation. I am female. Is this a realistic goal?
Talk to your doc: Cscope can be uncomfortable-lots of loops, twists and turns in 5'-6' of bowel. Most pts and mds prefer a relaxed, comfortable patient: relaxes the bowel, makes for an easier procedure. Need not be "knocked out", just comfortable. Rare patient asks for cold sober procedure; most don't repeat it that way. Would have IV access anyway, in case you want or need meds or fluids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get sedated: I usually recommend sedation for my colonoscopy patients. It makes it better/easier for both parties. Having said that, if you are strongly against sedation, here are a few general rules: it is more difficult to perform colonoscopies on thin females. The ideal candidate for unsedated colonoscopy is a short, slightly overweight male. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Proofol: Is probably the best, it wears completely off in very short time. Benzodiazepines and narcotics, even short-acting, have a residual effect making you drowsy and possibly sick for the rest of the day. Propofol is an antiemetic. But Propofol requires constant monitoring and special skills to administer to be as safe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on type: If the anesthetic is given by an anesthesiologist they would usually use a very short acting anesthetic agent. If the sedation is done by the GI doctor they tend to use a longer lasting agent. In either case you should be clear headed after a few hours. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should i be worried about general anesthesia or not waking up for after a colonoscopy and endoscopy?
Discuss with doc: Many fears can be addressed if you talk to your healthcare professional. Egd ; colonoscopies are typically done only with sedation, and there is no general anesthesia. If you are really concerned, or if your md thinks you need general anesthesia, you will have an anesthesiologist there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take subutex regularly - what are my options for anesthesia during my planned upcoming colonoscopy?
I am having a colonoscopy and endoscopy on tuesday and would like no sedation. Is this possible? What are the risks?
What do I have to do to make sure that my colonoscopy is done without sedation? I have had a terrible experience/allergy.
I just had a colonoscopy done a few hours ago and I want to have a cigarette. Is it ok to do so? I was given propofol as sedation.
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