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How often should you have a colonoscopy?

How often should you have a colonoscopy?

It depends on indica: If it is for screening for colon cancer, then once every 10 years is considered adequate but it can be done more often if there is an abnormality that requires close monitoring. ...Read more

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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 you have a colonoscopy if you have a cold?

Can you have a colonoscopy if you have a cold?

Cold: Hello, as long as you don't have a fever or productive cough, you should be ok. The anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist will make the final call. ...Read more

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Should you have a colonoscopy if you have an aneurysm?

Should you have a colonoscopy if you have an aneurysm?

Colonoscopy: The procedure is generally safe but should discuss with your doc who has more knowledge of your exact situation. ...Read more

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When you have a colonoscopy does it include the small intestine?

When you have a colonoscopy does it include the small intestine?

No: The colon is the last 5 feet of the 20 foot long digestive tract. The colonoscope can be advanced to "peek" into the last few inches of the small intestine sometimes, but not routine. ...Read more

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Should you have a colonoscopy if you have an umbilical hernia?

Should you have a colonoscopy if you have an umbilical hernia?

Yes: The presence of an umbilical hernia does not preclude you from undergoing a colonoscopy. As always, just be sure that there is a proper indication for you to have the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy today and I don't feel pain but they used suction to clean me out and everytime i think about it comes back the pain but not real ?

I had a colonoscopy today and I don't feel pain but they used suction to clean me out and everytime i think about it comes back the pain but not real ?

All Pain=Perceptions: All sensations are interpreted within our brain. In body there are only afferent (outbound) & efferent (inbound) 1/1,000 second depolarizations on various nerve axons. Most embryologic development of body is driven by afferent+efferent orders from brain+spinal cord. So who is always "the expert" on all sensations? The person who perceives them, regardless how accurate or distorted the perceptions. ...Read more

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What is a colonoscopy?

What is a colonoscopy?

Look inside colon: You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the colon to carefully exam the colon for polyps, cancer, etc. If any abnormalities are found a biopsy may be done. Typically, it is painless - the only bother is cleaning out your bowels beforehand and even that's not so bad. ...Read more

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Do colonoscopies hurt?

No: Colonoscopy is usually performed with some form of sedation and if done correctly you should not feel anything or remember anything. ...Read more