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I'm fine w/having a colonoscopy, but highly motivated to avoid any sedation. I am female. Is this a realistic goal?

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 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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Saw GI for positive iFOB test who scheduled upperGI/colonoscopy. Given that I'm young, I don't see why this is necessary unless things worsen?

Saw GI for positive iFOB test who scheduled upperGI/colonoscopy. Given that I'm young, I don't see why this is necessary unless things worsen?

You should proceed: if this is your doctor's recommendation. Likelihood of finding a pathological condition that requires treatment is low b/c of your age, but it is not zero. ...Read more

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Is colonoscopy/moviprep safe for women who are ttc or maybe pregnant?

Yes: A colonoscopy prep should be safe during pregnancy as it should not be absorbed. The sedation for colonoscopy would be of more concern. ...Read more

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I'm a 25 female an just got a colonoscopy. I have a polyp. Is this normal for my age? No biopsy results yet.

It depends: It depends the biopsy results. Some polyps are very benign and pose no risk for cancer progression. The question is why did you get a colonoscopy at age 25? Something else must have been going on. ...Read more

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What would you reccommemd for a 49 year old female who has a colonoscopy report fo"100s of nodules" all throughout her colon?

What would you reccommemd for a 49 year old female who has a colonoscopy report fo"100s of nodules" all throughout her colon?

Colectomy??: Was this your first colonoscopy? Did you know of any polyps previously. A colon that contains literally hundreds of polyps (nodules) suggests a genetic syndrome - the problem being that any of these polyps could potentially be precancerous. You need to discuss this with your gastroenterologist right away, as you may need to have the colon removed. ...Read more

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I am 24 with very irregular bowels. Am i to young to have a colonoscopy done & what can b done to fix my irregularity besides eating right & fiber?

Add probiotic: You can try adding a probiotic to your regimen. You still need to eat right though and have enough fiber in your food intake. Would discuss with your doctor which probiotic he or she would recommend. ...Read more

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Is it recommended that an 86 year old woman who has a hemoglobin of 9 get a colonoscopy to determine a source of bleeding or is it contraindicated?

Is it recommended that an 86 year old woman who has a hemoglobin of 9 get a colonoscopy to determine a source of bleeding or is it contraindicated?

Depends: At 86 routine colonoscopy may not be indicated but some one with Hb of 9 & bleeding is not routine is clinical judgement issue. Discuss with permission with her physician will explain to you including alternatives . I am sure all less invasive tests are already done. ...Read more

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HI I am a 38 yo female. I had a colonoscopy today and left hospital aroumd noon. I started having bad pain under my left ribs. It is now a 7 should ?

HI I am a 38 yo female. I had a colonoscopy today and left hospital aroumd noon. I started having bad pain under my left ribs. It is now a 7 should ?

Yes, get checked: Hi, it sounds like you do need to be evaluated right away. After a major procedure such as a colonoscopy severe pain should be reported to your doctor and it would be safest to be evaluated in the emergency room. ...Read more