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Is it ok that I ate Apple sauce the night before my colonoscopy? I am taking another treatment in the morning

Is it ok that I ate Apple sauce the night before my colonoscopy? I am taking another treatment in the morning

No: You supposed to be on clear liquids. Apple sauce is not see through. If it was just a little you may be ok, but doctor will see poop he may have to reschedule procedure and you will have to redo the prep again. ...Read more

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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Is colonoscopy in all cases necessary before starting any IBD treatment?

Is colonoscopy in all cases necessary before starting any IBD treatment?

Ibd: Not always. In some cases of ulcerative colitis only a gentle sigmoidoscopy without any laxative preparation may be needed to establish a diagnosis and start treatment. However your gastroenterologist is better qualified to answer your question. ...Read more

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What is the proper protocol for a gastro after a colonoscopy to go over findings and treatment if patient still drowsy? Follow up appointment?

What is the proper protocol for a gastro after a colonoscopy to go over findings and treatment if patient still drowsy? Follow up appointment?

Common sense: If it is known you are still drowsy, instructions can be given to your loved one or caregiver (if allowed to by your hippa signed declaration). Instructions are often written as well, and may even be given before the procedure when you are not groggy. ...Read more

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I had a diagnostic colonoscopy done due to bleeding and they found 2 ulcers in my intestines . Biopsies came back good what is the cause and treatment?

I had a diagnostic colonoscopy done due to bleeding and they found 2 ulcers in my intestines . Biopsies came back good what is the cause and treatment?

NSAID, etc.: The most common reason for ulcers in the intestines is from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids, ibuprofen, naproxen, et.). Other possibilities include crohn's disease, or many other possibilities, including infections. If this is NSAID induced, the treatment is avoidance of nsaids. If this is infection, it will resolve. But if it's crohn's, you need specific medical therapy. ...Read more

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Is hysterectomy a common treatment for dyspareunia lasting almost 2 years? Pain is deep and colonoscopy normal EGD normal CT normal

Is hysterectomy a common treatment for dyspareunia lasting almost 2 years? Pain is deep and colonoscopy normal EGD normal CT normal

Sometimes: Dyspareunia is a complex and challenging problem. Hysterectomy will only be helpful in cases where the source of intercourse pain is the uterus. There are many causes of intercourse pain besides the uterus. A full and complete evaluation is needed to help determine an individualized plan of care. ...Read more