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Colonoscopy during a colonoscopy, is it necessarily to be fully or asleep or do the patient have the choice? Edit: (grammar mistake) during a colonoscopy, is it necessarily to be fully asleep or do the patient(s) have a choice?

Colonoscopy during a colonoscopy, is it necessarily to be fully or asleep or do the patient have the choice? Edit: (grammar mistake) 

during a colonoscopy, is it necessarily to be fully asleep or do the patient(s) have a choice?

You : You can discuss with your doctors and anesthesiologist your choices. In the past, only mild sedatives were used for colonoscopy, but in the past several years more anesthetics have been used. It may depend on if you have any other medical conditions that could affect your risks. ...Read more

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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 sedation given during a colonoscopy cause urinary retention in patients with moderate bph?

Can sedation given during a colonoscopy cause urinary retention in patients with moderate bph?

Possible: It depends on what medicine is used.If you are taking meds.for your BPH you should take with a sip of water the morning of your procedure ,as per the instructions,which I am sure you will be given. Get your colonoscopy and try not to worry. ...Read more

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Should relatives of stage IV lynch syndrome patient (28yrs old) have a colonoscopy? Other tests or procedures? Thank you.

Should relatives of stage IV lynch syndrome patient (28yrs old) have a colonoscopy?  Other tests or procedures?  Thank you.

Need screening plan: Lynch Syndrome (LS) causes increased risk for a number of cancers including colorectal, uterine, kidney, and others. If a family member has a gene change that causes LS, genetic testing of all family members is needed to determine risk and make a cancer prevention plan. Colonoscopy should be considered by age 20 or 2-5 years earlier than the earliest colon cancer if it is diagnosed before age 25. ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy sedation did nothing, i screamed in pain dr said to shut up i'm scaring patients. Continue with dr after get results or should I run?

Had colonoscopy sedation did nothing, i screamed in pain dr said to shut up i'm scaring patients. Continue with dr after get results or should I run?

RUN: There should be no pain and in fact, you should not even remember the procedure with adequate sedation and anesthesia. In defense of your gi- the medicine to put you to sleep may have been adminsitered by another physician, an anesthesiologist: so before you run......Check on who gave you the medicine. ...Read more

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How important is a colonoscopy within 5 years of previous one...I'm a Crohn's patient on remicade (infliximab) and i'm not flared up. Seems unnecessary and expensiv?

The risk for...: Colorectal cancer in chron's increases with duration of illness and starts to rise 8-10 years into the disease. Further, the extent of bowel affected is directly related to the risk for colorectal cancer. The highest risk is for those with the entire bowel affected and least with just rectal involvement. Not knowing your specifics details this is the best i can do. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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Is it safe for a patient with dementia to get versed for a colonoscopy? Why or why not?

Is it safe for a patient with dementia to get versed for a colonoscopy? Why or why not?

Versed: The colonoscopy procedure will be fairly quick, but patients do need some sedation. Versed is frequently used, and is safe. It wears off very quickly also. Patients are carefully monitored and cared for during the procedure and after. They are in a recovery room until all systems are back to baseline. ...Read more

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What is the proper protocol for a gastro after a colonoscopy to go over findings and treatment if patient still drowsy? Follow up appointment?

What is the proper protocol for a gastro after a colonoscopy to go over findings and treatment if patient still drowsy? Follow up appointment?

Common sense: If it is known you are still drowsy, instructions can be given to your loved one or caregiver (if allowed to by your hippa signed declaration). Instructions are often written as well, and may even be given before the procedure when you are not groggy. ...Read more

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Extremly anxious about a colonoscopy never been sedated. Doctor mentioned a patient that took a while for her to sleep. Isn't mild sed?Aren't u awake?

Extremly anxious about a colonoscopy never been sedated. Doctor mentioned a patient that took a while for her to sleep. Isn't mild sed?Aren't u awake?

Do not be anxious: This is a very common procedure. Discuss your concerns with your dr. And there can be mild sedation given where you can even watch the procedure on a monitor if that suits you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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