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Colonoscopy: what can I expect?

Colonoscopy: what can I expect?

Not bad: The most annoying part is the bowel cleanout the day before. You have to drink a fluid that makes you have enough bowel movements until your stool becomes clear. The colonoscopy procedure itself is usually easy. When you go home you will have some abdominal discomfort and bloating. Sometimes you can have a little rectal bleeding as well. ...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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After a colonoscopy, what can I expect?

Tired: Most people who have a colonoscopy who had sedation, will state that they were tired, possibly hungry, or even their normal selves. ...Read more

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What results can I expect when going for a colonoscopy?

Depends: Normal, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, polyps, cancer, .... Most colonoscopies will be normal. The rest in order of decreasing frequency. ...Read more

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What to expect from a colonoscopy(spelling)?

Information: Colonoscopy provides information about the state of health of your colon. The only uncomfortable part is the cleansing done the day before which will require regular trips to the bathroom.L on the day of the procedure you will be sedated and when you wake up there will be no symptoms; your GI doctor will give you the results. ...Read more

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What should I expect from a colonoscopy? I'm very nervous.

Don't be: A colonoscopy is usually done with mild sedation so you won't feel anything or remember anything. It takes about 20-30 minutes. Yo will need transportation home and the rest of the day off work. Following day back to the normal grind. Day before the procedure is prep day to get your colon clean so that a thorough exam can be performed. ...Read more

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What should I expect from a colonoscopy?

COLONOSCOPY: You can expect to have some form of bowel prep the day before. The day of, you will be given an IV and medications to sedate you. The colonoscopy should take roughly 15-25 minutes to complete depending on findings. You will then wake up and recover (30 minutes or so), and then be discharged home. A relatively safe procedure with few and rare complications. ...Read more

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I am about to get a colonoscopy in 2.5 hours what can I expect?

I am about to get a colonoscopy in 2.5 hours what can I expect?

Relax: You should be sedated, so enjoy a great nap. Ypu may feel gassy after the procedure. Enjoy your post procedure meal! ...Read more

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I am having a colonoscopy tomorrow and I am in the process of taking the moviprep. What am I to expect tonight AND during the procedure? Thank you x

Colonoscopy : You will have multiple loose bowel movements that will eventually turn to clear. You may have soreness in the rectal area from the multiple bowel movements. When you go for the procedure itself , you should not feel anything. Afterwards the nurse will ask you to pass the gas that helped to inflate your colon and then they will send you home. You may still be drowsy from the anesthesia after. ...Read more

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Prepping for colonoscopy -- what can I expect?

Lots of diarrhea: There will be some cramping and lots of diarrhea. I like to see the bowel prep looking like "mountain dew" and not "yoo hoo". ...Read more