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What are the after effects of a biopsy?

What are the after effects of a biopsy?

See below: A biopsy is a minor surgical procedure to capture a tissue specimen for microscopic analysis. This can be done via a scalpel, a needle, a biopsy 'punch' (like a cookie cutter), or etc. The post-op expectations might be: minor pain, minor swelling, minor bleeding, etc. There may be no after effects at all. ...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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What are the after effects of anesthesia for an endoscopy?

What are the after effects of anesthesia for an endoscopy?

Minimal: Depending on medications you received you can be groggy for 20-30 min. In rare cases nausea is possible. Most patients do not have recollection of the procedure and go home within 30-60 min. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a hysterectomy?

What are the effects of a hysterectomy?

Stop bleeding: If you have a hysterectomy and your doctor removes your uterus and cervix, you will definitely stop having periods. Depending on your situation, ovaries are usually left in in a 37 year old. If there is cancer, that is a different situation. Hysterectomies can be done through an open incision or "minimally invasively" with a robot. The main factor is often size. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a throidectomy?

What are the effects of a throidectomy?

Depends: If for benign disease you will just need replacement therapy for the hormone that is no longer produced by the thyroid. Your doctor can do ongoing tests to determine what level of supplementation you will need. ...Read more

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What are the possible complications of a colonoscopy?

What are the possible complications of a colonoscopy?

Veery rarely: Bleeding and injury to the bowel. In experienced hands the combined risk is less than 1 %. You may have gas and bloating afterward but these should resolve quickly and you can resume normal activity and diet the next day. The risk of having an undiagnosed colon disease or cancer is greater than the risk of the procedure. ...Read more

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What are the possible complications of a sigmoidoscopy?

What are the possible complications of a sigmoidoscopy?

Complications: rare: Sigmoidoscopy is a very commonly done procedure with rare significant complications. Mild bleeding can occur in patients with hemorrhoids. Perforation of the colon wall can occur in less than 1/1000 patients, usually only in those with some type of pre-existing abnormality such as diverticulosis. ...Read more

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What are the aftereffects of a fisulagram?

What are the aftereffects of a fisulagram?

Fistulagram: Are you talking about a fistulagram, injecting xray contrast through an existing fistula? There shouldn't be any after-effects. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a colonoscopy and an endoscopy.

What are the risks of having a colonoscopy and an endoscopy.

Relatively slim: Can include: med reaction ( monitored throughout procedure, and after in recovery rm), bleeding (avoid aspirin, other meds, herbals), perforation about 1/10, 000 for upper endoscopy, 1/1000 for colonoscopy; sore throat w/upper. Trauma to other organs, risks may vary w/ work being done, pt anatomy, e.g. Scar tissue, etc.. Risk also of missing an abnormality that is actually there-variable. Talk w/md. ...Read more

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What are the after effects of a kidney transplant?

What are the after effects of a kidney transplant?

No more dialysis: This is a very general question. If the new kidney is functioning well most recipients are able to return to pre-illness levels of activity. Many adults return to full time work and school. They no longer do dialysis, but must take a number of new drugs that prevent rejection. They need to continue lifelong follow-uup by their transplant team. ...Read more

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What are the risks and potential downsides of having a colonoscopy?

What are the risks and potential downsides of having a colonoscopy?

Low risk: Bleeding and perforation are indeed risks however combine risk in the hands of an experienced endoscopist is probably less than 1%, so it is safe and by far the most efficient test for polyps/cancer of the colon as it is both diagnostic and therapeutic, which none of the alternative exams are. ...Read more

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What kind of problems are normal after a colonoscopy?

What kind of problems are normal after a colonoscopy?

Usually none: Infrequently may feel some mild transient cramping, or residual loose stools from the prep. Perianal discomfort rarely. After colon biopsy scant bleeding can be seen. Abnormal would be severe pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, which could indicate a possible emergency from a complication of the test, for which medical advise is urgent. ...Read more

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What are the after effects of bruises?

What are the after effects of bruises?

Color change: Bruises eventually resolve. If there are many and not caused by trauma or blood thinners see doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having a hypothyroid?

What are the effects of having a hypothyroid?

See details: Fatigue, constipation, dry skin, muscle aching and weakness, menstrual abnormalities, heart disease, etc. ...Read more

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What are the after effects of laryngitis?

What are the after effects of laryngitis?

Laryngitis: Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx which contain the vocal cords. It is almost exclusively caused by viral infections. In nearly all cases it will resolve completely with no lasting effects. An exception is, if you stress your voice before it is normal it can lead to chronic inflammation and nodules or scarring of the vocal cords resulting in a chronic hoarse voice. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of a hernia surgery?

What are the long-term effects of a hernia surgery?

Usually none: Once a hernia surgery site has fully healed, then there are usually no "long-term effects." usually one can return to a full and normally active lifestyle without any restrictions or problems. ...Read more

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What are the psych effects of having a mastectomy?

What are the psych effects of having a mastectomy?

Tough question: The answer is more complex than can be discussed in this brief space. Suffice to say mastectomy poses a massive challenge to one's psychological balance. The effects depend on the individual, of course, and some women will get to an even better place in terms of mental health. Family love & support, personal strategies for positive mindset, and professional help are all warranted. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a non-efficient gallbladder?

What are the effects of a non-efficient gallbladder?

Variable: I guess you are asking about a low gallbladder ejection fraction on a hida scale. Depends on your symptoms. Gallbladder surgery if there are gallstoes. If a lot of discomfort & nausea from biliary dyskinesia without stones, then may get relief with gallbladder surgery. Just leave alone if there are no gallstones & little or no symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from surgery of a prolapse bowel?

What are the side effects from surgery of a prolapse bowel?

Usually NONE: Except the incisional wound care!!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more