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How do I cope with fear of getting a colonoscopy and endoscopy next week?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Speak to your doctor

Fear of an unknown procedure is natural.
Having undergone the procedures myself i can tell you they are straightforward, take literally minutes, are performed in safest possible settings, & typically with you well sedated. Trust the skill & experience of your physician, & years of worldwide experience that backs the exams.Call your doctor if ?'s of scope cleanliness, sedation, & personal concern.

In brief: Speak to your doctor

Fear of an unknown procedure is natural.
Having undergone the procedures myself i can tell you they are straightforward, take literally minutes, are performed in safest possible settings, & typically with you well sedated. Trust the skill & experience of your physician, & years of worldwide experience that backs the exams.Call your doctor if ?'s of scope cleanliness, sedation, & personal concern.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine

In brief: Nothing to fear

To paraphrase jfk, you have nothing to fear but fear itself.
The procedure itself is not painful, you will be anesthetized. Big picture wise, you are being proactive about your health, taking an excellent preventative measure.

In brief: Nothing to fear

To paraphrase jfk, you have nothing to fear but fear itself.
The procedure itself is not painful, you will be anesthetized. Big picture wise, you are being proactive about your health, taking an excellent preventative measure.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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