Top 20 Doctor insights on: What kind of sedation is used for a colonoscopy
Proofol: Is probably the best, it wears completely off in very short time. Benzodiazepines and narcotics, even short-acting, have a residual effect making you drowsy and possibly sick for the rest of the day. Propofol is an antiemetic. But Propofol requires constant monitoring and special skills to administer to be as safe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible, through proper sedation, to be awake, aware, relaxed, and pain-free for a colonoscopy?
Maybe, Usually No: For this, partial to full anesthesia routine, often with agents which block memory, e.g. Versed. Why? People don’t complain-of/remember pain + makes exam much easier & faster for md. I had exam with Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) 50 mg IV alone; fine through the 1st 2/3 & still remember the images on screen; then intense intestinal cramping began, could not stop it consciously, given 50 mg? & passed out. Awoke later ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do to make a colonoscopy without sedation successful? Everyone is saying the pain is horrible : (
Colonoscopy: Why do you want to avoid sedation. It makes the procedure much easier both for you and the doctor performing it. The discomfort is highly variable from person to person, but if bipsies are necessary you really should be sedated. Discuss with the doctor who will be doing this. Some will refuse non-sedated patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm fine w/having a colonoscopy, but highly motivated to avoid any sedation. I am female. Is this a realistic goal?
Talk to your doc: Cscope can be uncomfortable-lots of loops, twists and turns in 5'-6' of bowel. Most pts and mds prefer a relaxed, comfortable patient: relaxes the bowel, makes for an easier procedure. Need not be "knocked out", just comfortable. Rare patient asks for cold sober procedure; most don't repeat it that way. Would have IV access anyway, in case you want or need meds or fluids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would two previous c-sections (last one 3 years back) make a colonoscopy more painful? I need to have it without sedation so i'd like to prepare.
Maybe: Hard to know. There is an increased risk of scar tissue so that could make the procedure more uncomfortable. However, a pediatric colonoscope may help. Share your concerns with your gastroenterologist and they can probably help you get through it. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have routine colonoscopy without sedation scheduled. I have to drive afterwards. Can I still have a pain medication for procedure? What could it be?
I had colonoscopy that was excruciating painful. The sedation didn't work. Now I am bleeding profusely & still in pain. Why? I thought this was painless?
If you are: Hemorrhaging - you need urgent medical assessment. ...Read more
What are sedation drugs commonly used in colonoscopy? My BP dropped from 113/70 to 70/40 and nurse said I passed out. Is it likely due to drug reaction?
Get sedated: I usually recommend sedation for my colonoscopy patients. It makes it better/easier for both parties. Having said that, if you are strongly against sedation, here are a few general rules: it is more difficult to perform colonoscopies on thin females. The ideal candidate for unsedated colonoscopy is a short, slightly overweight male. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having a colonoscopy and endoscopy on tuesday and would like no sedation. Is this possible? What are the risks?
What do I have to do to make sure that my colonoscopy is done without sedation? I have had a terrible experience/allergy.
I just had a colonoscopy done a few hours ago and I want to have a cigarette. Is it ok to do so? I was given propofol as sedation.
No problem: Smoking is never a good idea but there is no contraindication to smoke under your present circumstances ...Read more
Had colonoscopy today w/heavy sedation. Feel like I'm breathing a little heavy or cant get a good full breathe. Normal after sedation?
Interesting that you had a colonoscopy at such a young age. Were you having breathing problems before?
I would go to the emergency department and be evaluated. Your problems could be related to the procedure but also related to why you had the procedure. Do not wait and ignore it. ...Read more
On average how long does a colonoscopy and endoscopy done at the same time take? Will the sedation cause funny behavior after like anesthesia does?
Short sedation: EGD (upper endoscopy) can be as short as 5 minutes, with biposies most of them accopmlished in ~15 min. Colonoscopy takes longer, most fit in the timeframe of 20-40 minutes. The sedation used for the procedure is quite deep usually and approaches/equals Total Intravenous Anesthesia, TIVA. Due to nature of the drug (s) used the recovery may vary but usually is pretty fast and free of side effects. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any procedure has: Risk. However, sedation for colonoscopy is considered to be light and low risk. There are anesthetic agentst that casue tachycardia like ketamine (less frequently used) that needs to be avoided. You need to know that you will be monitored and if your blood pressure or heart rate changes, all the necessary steps will be taken by the anesthesiologist. ...Read more
Dought effect!: There should be no relation between the two! ...Read more
Can u have a colonoscopy done with something other than general anesthesia? Such as conscious sedation?
Yes: Intravenous sedation can be very effective in assuring comfort and sedation during a colonoscopy. General anesthesia, though used commonly because it can be "eliminated" so quickly from one's body, isn't mandatory. Discuss with your endoscopist or anesthesiologist! No worries! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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