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Should Women Shave Before Colonoscopy
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.See 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 25 female an just got a colonoscopy. I have a polyp. Is this normal for my age? No biopsy results yet.
What would you reccommemd for a 49 year old female who has a colonoscopy report fo"100s of nodules" all throughout her colon?
Colectomy??: Was this your first colonoscopy? Did you know of any polyps previously. A colon that contains literally hundreds of polyps (nodules) suggests a genetic syndrome - the problem being that any of these polyps could potentially be precancerous. You need to discuss this with your gastroenterologist right away, as you may need to have the colon removed.
Is it recommended that an 86 year old woman who has a hemoglobin of 9 get a colonoscopy to determine a source of bleeding or is it contraindicated?
Depends: At 86 routine colonoscopy may not be indicated but some one with Hb of 9 & bleeding is not routine is clinical judgement issue. Discuss with permission with her physician will explain to you including alternatives. I am sure all less invasive tests are already done.
I'm 38 female, smoker, have celiac disease but do not stick to diet, I've had one colonoscopy, found ONE sessile serrated polyp 9mm, should I worry?
Worry is relative!: If they never told you, you need to be aware of a fact. Every time someone with celiac disease consumes gluten, their immune system creates new antibodies that attack various tissues in the body. Your symptoms may be readily apparent or subtle, but they will eventually lead to more problems. It is hard enough to remain gluten free when you try, since it can be found in unexpected items.See 2 more doctor answers
Female mod to severe RUQ pain that at times is made worse by leaning forward and only relieved by lying down and turning, normal hida/sono/colonoscopy?
I was sent to a GI due to failed rvf & diarrhea. He seems certain it's crohns. I'm a 49 yo female who had a colonoscopy 10 years ago & it showed no signs. How realistic is manifestation now?
Unlikely: Chrons usually occurs in teenagers. It is unlikely at 49 that you have chrons.See 1 more doctor answer
HI I am a 38 yo female. I had a colonoscopy today and left hospital aroumd noon. I started having bad pain under my left ribs. It is now a 7 should?
To a female doctor: my bf has to have a colonoscopy and was told to have a 2 quart enema and asked me to give it to him, what do I need and how do I give it to him
What will happen to me or the baby if I got a colonoscopy/egd done two weeks after conception? Why gis don't like to do colonoscopy on pregnant woman?
Is a virtual colonoscopy a good choice for a 35 yo healthy female who has a family history of colon cancer?
Perhaps: Virtual colonoscopy can certainly find colon polyps. The problem is that if one is found you would have to have another colon prep and colonoscopy so that the polyp could be biopsied. If you have a strong family history or other risk factors for colon cancer colonoscopy may be the better test.See 1 more doctor answer
Had colonoscopy in 2002, was fine. Had one recently, microscopic blood in stool, can you get coloncancer within 10 yrs? 64 yr old female.
Absolutely...: There are several biologic pathways by which cells grow into cancer--this is particularly true with colon cancer. "interval colon cancers" are defined as presenting relatively soon after a negative colonoscopy exam. This phenomenon is well-defined & well-recognized in the medical literature, distinct from missed or regrowing lesions, & accepted as inevitable despite current screening strategies.See 1 more doctor answer
Hi im 27 years old female. I have a family history of colon ca mother side. Is it advisable for me to undergo colonoscopy at my age? Thanks
See pulse in right side nape of neck above clavicle when I lean over sink. Female, 63, normal bp, had great EKG prior to colonoscopy last week. Thin?
Normal: You're most likely seeing your jugular venous pulse - which is what doctors look at when they examine you. If you're really thin, you may be seeing your carotid artery pulse - also normal.See 2 more doctor answers
I am a 34-yr-old female diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia two years ago. GI has not recommended colonoscopy. Should I be concerned?
Yes. Get checked.: If you have iron deficiency anemia, there can be several causes: 1) Diet-you could be iron deficient if you are a vegetarian 2) Heavy periods or irregular vaginal bleeding 3) GI bleeding from gastritis (inflammation in your stomach) or a growth in your colon. I would recommend checking stool cards for occult (microscopic) blood. If these are positive, you definitely need a colonoscopy.See 1 more doctor answer
Red blood, mucus stool. Dr did rectal exam found lg. Rubber textured growth. Scheduled colonoscopy. Other than cancer what could it be? 45yr, female. Thanks
Benign polyp?: A rubbery growth could be a cancer but could also be a benign polyp that has not become a cancer yet. At colonoscopy the growth might be able to be removed or might be judges too large to remove safely but pieces (biopsies) will be obtained to tell what it is. The video image is usually very accurate for an experienced endoscopist.
Hi Doc, I am 36 female. I have difficulty in passing stool. I try to go to the toilet every morning outof habit. Hv undergone ab CT and colonoscopy.?
Fiber foods: You may increase your intake of fiber foods or take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. Also drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. You may consult this site for fiber rich foods: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.
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