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Can i get a colonoscopy if I have my period at the same time?

Can i get a colonoscopy if I have my period at the same time?

Yes: But you may want to discuss this with your doctor since it may be uncomfortable for you if you have premenstrual symptoms and/or cramps. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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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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I have been bleeding a lot from the rectum as much as my wife having her period at time more did colonoscopy and catscan but didn't find anything .

I have been bleeding a lot from the rectum as much as my wife having her period at time more did colonoscopy and catscan but didn't find anything .

Hemorrhoids: This is commonly found during colonoscopies and not mentioned by the endoscopists often times. They may have also been much smaller by the time of your colonoscopy. Ask your endoscopist what he/she thinks is going on. ...Read more

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I had colonoscopy on Friday and after started really heavy period with big clots and extremely painful cramping....is this normal?

No: Colonoscopy should not have affected your vagina area. Do contact the doctor who did the test and inform him of this problem in case of an intestinal tear or trauma. ...Read more

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I have blood in my stool and I just recently had a colonoscopy that came back normal but I'm still bleeding at times it's just blood its as if I'm having a period with clots and all .

I have blood in my stool and I just recently had a colonoscopy that came back normal but I'm still bleeding at times it's just blood its as if I'm having a period with clots and all .

BRBPR: BRBPR= Bright red blood per rectum. Top causes are hemorrhoids and anal fissures. You need a full exam and rectal exam to make diagnosis. Lab work may be needed to Check for anemIa. If you still have symptoms stool cultures and a repeat colonoscopy or bleeding scan may be warranted . In the meantime stay well hydrated 64-80 oz water/dy. And gluten free with high fiber gutbliss.com ...Read more

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Am on the pill + tegretol. Have 12 days til next period but have old blood spotting and brighter red blood clots too, not large. Just had colonoscopy?

Am on the pill + tegretol. Have 12 days til next period but have old blood spotting and brighter red blood clots too, not large. Just had colonoscopy?

Tegretol: Low platelets from tegretol due to bone marrow supression can occur (rarely). This can lead to bleeding. (i order CBC to check rbc WBC and platelet counts periodically on my patients who take tegretol) also there is an increased risk of birth control failure with tegretol use. Or the breakthrough bleeding may be totally unrelated. See your doctor and get examined. You might want to get a CBC too. ...Read more

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Bad gas/urination/anemia for over 2 years. Endoscopy/colonoscopy clean. Was told stress. Now I have a late period. Could it be a UTI or bad thyroid?

Bad gas/urination/anemia for over 2 years. Endoscopy/colonoscopy clean. Was told stress. Now I have a late period. Could it be a UTI or bad thyroid?

Seemingly unrelated: I'm not sure what the urination problem is, but "bad gas" is usually dietary related and anemia in a young woman such as yourself is often due to excessive menstrual bleeding. Stress may contribute to digestive issues and a late period. If you are having painful or frequent urination, then be checked for a UTI.You should be taking iron supplements; with late period check for pregnancy. Good wishes ...Read more

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I suffer from discomfort in my bottom when sitting & driving after long periods. I have have had a colonoscopy & all clear.

I suffer from discomfort in my bottom when sitting & driving after long periods. I have have had a colonoscopy & all clear.

Hemorhroids?: It may be hemorrhoids or something completely different. Impossible to give you advice for this on this forum. See a surgeon in your area that specializes in this area. ...Read more

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