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Doctor insights on: Vago Vagal Response And Colonoscopy

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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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Can constipation cause a vagal response (i.E. Orthostatic bp)?

Can constipation cause a vagal response (i.E. Orthostatic bp)?

Syncope: Bearing down causing algal nerve stimulation and resulting low BP and hr. Hypotension and bradycardia can cause symptoms from dizziness to fainting or syncope. ...Read more

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Are you born with vagal response or viovagle synscope? And why would it just start happening? Are there warning signs? Is it caused by stress/anxiety

Are you born with vagal response or viovagle synscope?  And why would it just start happening? Are there warning signs? Is it caused by stress/anxiety

Vagal responses: Activation of the vagus nerve typically leads to a reduction in heart rate, blood pressure, or both. This occurs commonly in the setting of gastrointestinal illness such as viral gastroenteritis or acute cholecystitis, or in response to other stimuli, including carotid sinus massage, Valsalva maneuver or pain from any cause, in particular, having blood drawn. The extreme manifestation is syncope ...Read more

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Can the vagal nerve or vagal response be overactive or malfunction? Because whenever i eat anything i get very lightheaded, faintness, pale and shaky.

Can the vagal nerve or vagal response be overactive or malfunction? Because whenever i eat anything i get very lightheaded, faintness, pale and shaky.

Vagal Nerve Problems: Yes, an exaggerate vagal nerve response can contribute to dizziness. Probably, this happens when the vagal nerve causes the heart rate to slow down. If this happens any more often than rarely, go see your doctor. You need to exclude irregular heart rate rate, fluctuation in blood pressure, and sudden rising or falling blood sugar - three reasons for dizziness around meals. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for a colonoscopy these days? I tried to make an appt with the physician but got no response.

What is the procedure for a colonoscopy these days?  I tried to make an appt with the physician but got no response.

USUAL STEPS: You will be instructed to take a clear liquid diet and not to eat after the evening prior to the procedure. The most important part is to drink all the golitely which will cause diarrhea until stool completely clears and only water is what you see. Its very important to be clean so that minute polyps can be seen and removed and no lesion missed. ...Read more

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So, from dr. Para's response, am i correct in assuming that the internal pressure from a colonoscopy could exacerbate an inguinal hernia?

So, from dr. Para's response, am  i correct in assuming that the internal pressure from a colonoscopy could exacerbate an inguinal hernia?

I suppose....: If there is a sliding-type inguinal hernia, with colon contained within the sac, perhaps incarcerated, a colonoscopy could cause some discomfort in that groin. Bottom line would be to get an examination by a general surgeon or your primary care physician and get the hernia fixed! ...Read more

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Is a colonoscopy painful?

Is a colonoscopy painful?

It shouldn't: Colonoscopies for the most part are not painful especially if sedation is used ...Read more

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How deep does a colonoscopy go?

How deep does a colonoscopy go?

Right colon: A proper colonoscopy should reach the right side of the colon to the junction of the colon and the small intestine. ...Read more

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