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I'm having a colonoscopy and was wondering how long will i sleep?

I'm having a colonoscopy and was wondering how long will i sleep?

Colonscopy: Colonscopy is usually done by using general anesthetics like Propofol or Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and versed, i beleive the procedure it self is unto 30 mins and you may have grogginess and sedation unto 24 hours, talk to your GI about this. ...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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I'm having a colonoscopy and they still have to put me to sleep. Is that okay?

I'm having a colonoscopy and they still have to put me to sleep. Is that okay?

Yes it is necessary: A mild sedation is given during this procedure. It can not be done without a sedative that puts you to light sleep. ...Read more

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Are you totally put to sleep to have a colonoscopy?

Are you totally put to sleep to have a colonoscopy?

Depends: It depends on the type of anesthesia you are given. Some places use fentanyl plus versed, which takes a little longer to take effect, and you may have minimal discomfort during procedure. With Propofol which is given routinely in most places, you should not feel anything or remember anything. ...Read more

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Is it normal for you to be put to sleep during a colonoscopy?

Yes: Most medical providers who perform a colonoscopy will provide or have another provider such as a nurse or anesthesiologist, who is in the room, provide sedation. ...Read more

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Going for a colonoscopy tomorrow. I'm being put to sleep. I am scared i won't wake up, what should I do?

Going for a colonoscopy tomorrow. I'm being put to sleep. I am scared i won't wake up, what should I do?

Let go: It is sleep like that induced by too much alcohol or deliberately brought on by a sleeping pill only you will be watched carefully by a doctor during the whole time and you will be woken up to go home when it is done. Colonoscopy can get uncomfortable since air is used to separate the walls of bowel so the inside surface can be carefully examined. The worst part is the preparation the day before. ...Read more

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Is it normal after a colonoscopy to have small leaks while sleeping?

Yes: Residual prep, residual lubricant or irritation may cause some minor leakage for a few days after colonoscopy, but if it persists, let your doctor know. ...Read more

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I'm having a Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy next week and being put to sleep. How safe are the procedures? I've never had anesthesia

I'm having a Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy next week and being put to sleep. How safe are the procedures? I've never had anesthesia

Very safe: in the hands of a competent anesthesia provider. These procedures are performed thousands of times every single day. Be well and good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to sleep all day the day after getting general anesthia for a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy?

Is it normal to sleep all day the day after getting general anesthia for a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy?

Depends. . .: Different drugs used to achieve anesthesia have different half-lives which translates into different lengths of time for their effects to dissipate. Depending on the amount that was used to achieve, the sedation effect may linger for awhile. Anesthesia drugs tend to absorb into the fat tissues of the body and may be released slowly afterwards producing some lingering somnolence. ...Read more

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I went to the hospital for a colonoscopy when I woke up the nurses told me I had sleep apnea how did they tel?

The next step: It's important to point out that sleep apnea cannot be diagnosed this simply. The next step (of which they should have told you) is for you to see a sleep medicine specialist and have a sleep study done. This will allow them to determine the type and severity of sleep apnea that you have. This is very important as sleep apnea can raise your risk of heart disease 3-5 times (or more)! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more