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What Equipment Do You Need For A Colonoscopy
Scope sterilizer: Most scopes are sterilized by a combination of heat, pressure and chemical agents to kill all bacteria, viruses and infectious agents--a thorough brushing is also usually included to remove any debris collected in biopsy channels for example. Ask your doc to explain if you have worries, but transmission of infections is very rare if proper technique is used! ...Read more
Normal colonoscopy 6 days ago. No bowel movement yet. Constipation not unusual for me. Any need for concern?
No: Lack of a bowel movement 6 days after colonoscopy in a patient who often gets constipation isn't too unusual. I would suggest the usual measures to promote a normal bowel movement. See my Checklist "Treating Constipation" and go to: http://bit.ly/1uzOegm Increase water intake, fiber supplement, dried fruit like prunes or apricots, more physical activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Regarding umbical hernia, my dad aged 77 has never had endoscopy or colonoscopy.He did have barium anaemia 5 years ago! all ok!y need for colon/endyo?
Doctor did Blood and stool test for IBD said normal and no need for colonoscopy or any other test. Would you agree ? Have diahrea, Abd pain, pus stool
Infection?: Did they rule out infection in the stool samples? ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A simple test: After appropriate colon preparation at home, arrive at the endoscopy center, change into a gown & IV is inserted. Once in the procedure room, final consent is obtained, IV sedation is given (there are options here--some patients choose no sedation, others want to be "out cold"), & a thin flexible tube with video camera is inserted per rectum & advanced, taking pictures, biopsies, & therapeutics. ...Read more
Lots of options: There are a lot of different regimens for doing a colonoscopy prep. It depends on your gastroenterologist what they prefer. Ultimate what they want is a clean prep, so you should not have any stool in your colon when they look. You will have a sense of whether your prep is complete when you look in the toilet bowl and you shouldn't see any solid material left. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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