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Had colonoscopy today w/heavy sedation. Feel like I'm breathing a little heavy or cant get a good full breathe. Normal after sedation?

Had colonoscopy today w/heavy sedation. Feel like I'm breathing a little heavy or cant get a good full breathe. Normal after sedation?

Heavy breathing: 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

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 constipation cause infection Been constipated 3 weeks did bowel prep for colonoscopy and nothing helped now I have sore throat and cant get warm?

Can constipation cause infection Been constipated 3 weeks did bowel prep for colonoscopy and nothing helped now I have sore throat and cant get warm?

See Doctor!: 3 weeks is too long and you are auto-intoxicating your body with bacteria that will get into your bloodstream from the colon & hardening your stool. You may need to be evacuated either manually, or with stool softeners.3 weeks of food not passing & symptoms suggest, your immune system is affected. If you don't have a fever, you're probably not infected, this isn't normal. Seek immediate relief. ...Read more

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If I were to be missing teeth 13, 14, 15 (as last arch tooth) can I cosmetically wear a denture held only by denture paste til implant (s) get installed?

If I were to be missing teeth 13, 14, 15 (as last arch tooth) can I cosmetically wear a denture held only by denture paste til implant (s) get installed?

To a point: As long as it covers your palate and locks in behind your remaining dentition, you may be able to get by. Without claps, the denture will move. It is contraindicated to wear a denture over the implants while they are healing (at least the initial phase). ...Read more

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I can not get implants or wear dentures because of bone loss, any ideas?

I can not get implants or wear dentures because of bone loss, any ideas?

Periodontist: This is an area that is sometimes treated by a periodontist or an oral surgeon in conjunction with a restorative dentist, or prosthodontist. Ridge augmentation, implants, and crown and bridge dentistry requires a team approach. ...Read more

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Is it possible if I have severe upper rear teeth crossbite to be able to get and wear dentures? I am 50yrs old and not sure if dentures will be ok

Yes: A cross bite can be dealt with easily with a denture. The tooth position can be customized to match you other teeth. Better yet, full treatment can correct the cross bite. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does it take gums to heal before I can wear dentures? I had a full mouth extraction done last week, and would like to know how long before my gums heal enough that I can get dentures and use adhesive? .

How long does it take gums to heal before I can wear dentures? I had a full mouth extraction done last week, and would like to know how long before my gums heal enough that I can get dentures and use adhesive? .

Immediate use: If you have an immediate dentures made, then you should start wearing them now. If you mouth is too sore, please see your dentist so he can adjust and possibly place a denture liner for you (ie. Tissue conditioner or soft reline). But in general it take 4 to 6 weeks for the gums to close fully from the extractions. ...Read more

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I wear dentures and have a sore on the inside of my bottom lip. What can I use to get rid of it? I have had it for over a month....

See the doctor: See the dentist who made the dentures so that they can evaluate the fit and adjust any sore spots if possible. If you have no dentist, see a prosthodontist - the specialist in dentures. If it is not from the denture then you should be referred to an oral surgeon for evaluation of the lesion. ...Read more

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Can you get a colonoscopy or endoscopy with copd?

Can you get a colonoscopy or endoscopy with copd?

Your COPD: Can elevate your risk as a sedation candidate, so prior to any procedure, you should be evaluated by an anesthesiologist so that appropriate preparations are made. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Can it hurt when you get a colonoscopy?

Can it hurt when you get a colonoscopy?

Not usually!: Most physicians/surgeons perform a colonoscopic exam under sedation, either with Propofol or versed/fentanyl, and you are sedated to the point of not feeling pain, or at least forgetting about it! Get your scope done asap, it's really simple, and is the single best screening test for colon cancer... ...Read more

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Will you get blood taken before you get a colonoscopy?

Will you get blood taken before you get a colonoscopy?

Usually not: Usually not necessary. Females are usually tested for pregnancy prior to procedures. If you have certain chronic medical conditions you may need blood tests (renal failure, clotting disorders, etc) ...Read more

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Can you eat applesauce before you get a colonoscopy?

Yes: Ingest semisolids up to 12 hrs before colonoscopy. Then use GoLytly and take a Fleets emema the night before surgery. Problems are encountered when one consumes salads 24hrs before which are not digested well and then wind up in the colon plugging the colonoscope. ...Read more

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When should a male get a colonoscopy?

50 years old, unless: Regardless of gender, people without high risk factors are advised to begin screening colonoscopy at age 50, repeating at 10 year intervals if nothing is found. Those with high risk factors such as first degree family history of colorectal cancer or polyps should begin at age 40. ...Read more

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Where do I need to go and what do I have to do to get a colonoscopy?

Where do I need to go and what do I have to do to get a colonoscopy?

Gastroenterologist: Gastroenterologists do colonoscopies as do some surgeons. Check yellow pages, local medical society or american college of gastroenterology, american gastroenterological association or american society of gastrointestinal endoscopists for someone qualified in your area. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to get a colonoscopy is there any bargins out there?

What to do if I have to get a colonoscopy is there any bargins out there?

MAYBE: I assume you are planning to pay cash for the procedure. Look up your local gastroenterologist and call a few. Tell them you are planning to pay cash and see who gives you the best bargain. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to get a colonoscopy?

No: Risk of perforation and bleeding exist, but is quite low and rare. ...Read more

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Why would my gasteroenterologist want me to get a colonoscopy every year?

Ask him/her!: Unless you have inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis (where there is a risk of developing colon cancer) there is no other condition which requires annual colonoscopy. For screening for colon cancer in healthy people we recommend it to be done every 5 years to every 10 years. So ask your gastroenterologist why he/she is doing it so frequently? ...Read more

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Can you get a UTI from colonoscopy?

Should not: The scope is inserted into your rectum in a colonoscopy and should not in any way cause a uti. If you were catheterized for any reason during the procedure, than that could be risk factor for getting a uti. ...Read more

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I hve piles can I get a colonoscopy done?

Yes: If it is indicated at your age. Hemorrhoids have no affect on performing a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Would it be safe to get a tattoo before a colonoscopy?

Would it be safe to get a tattoo before a colonoscopy?

Probably okay unless: ...you've selected an unconventional site for your tatoo that may interfere with bowel prep and safe colonoscope insertion. ...Read more

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Can you still get a Colonoscopy if you are having a Herpes outbreak?

Can you still get a Colonoscopy if you are having a Herpes outbreak?

You could: But I think it would be a reasonable suggestion not to have it done at that time. The cleaning materials used on the scopes will kill the virus, but you put the people caring for you at potential risk. They all wear gloves and use sterile technique, but unless it was an emergency and you told them before that you had active herpes I think I would postpone. Please call and ask anonymously. ...Read more

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Can you still get a Colonoscopy if you have having a Herpes outbreak?

Can you still get a Colonoscopy if you have having a Herpes outbreak?

Yes.: You cannot transmit the Herpes infection to another part of your body after you get the initial infection. Your body produces antibodies that prevent other areas of your body from becoming infected--but it is possible to already have multiple areas involved from the same initial infection. Do tell the colonoscopy staff so that they may exercise greater contact precautions. ...Read more

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Does it take a while to get over the effects of twilight anesthesia for a colonoscopy?

Depends on type: If the anesthetic is given by an anesthesiologist they would usually use a very short acting anesthetic agent. If the sedation is done by the GI doctor they tend to use a longer lasting agent. In either case you should be clear headed after a few hours. ...Read more

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I get blood in poo - had colonoscopy 4 years ago - everything fine so what's going on?

Depends: Could be anything from hemorrhoids, fissures, or a GI source. Best to discuss with the doctor who performed your colonoscopy and see if a repeat exam is indicated if no other source of the bleeding is easily identifiable. Things can change in 4 years. Don't ignore this. ...Read more

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My stool's shape has change for the last month. It loos like a snake. Do I need to get a colonoscopy?

Stool shape: There are many variables which can affect the size and shape of stool, including the diet, state of physical hydration or dehydration, associated bowel health or disease, and many others. COnsideration for colonoscopy is made when there are concerns of underlying bowel diseases or tumors. A screening colonoscopy would be indicated if these are discovered by history or on exam ...Read more

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I have very bad hemorrhoids and due for a colonoscopy. Should I get them taken care of prior to this procedure?

If you're due 4 a-: -colonoscopy now, I would do that first. It may be quite a while after a hi I procedure, & they are not going 2 kill you, but an undiagnosed colon cancer can. ...Read more

Dr. John Thaler
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False Teeth (Definition)

False teeth, also called dentures, are devices ...Read more