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Avatar f tn Hi - rectal bleeding is never normal and should always be investigated as CalGal rightly suggests. Causes can be minor - but they can be more sinister especially for people aged 40+. A colonoscopy is the most comprehensive test and should provide maximum reassurance. If you are 40+ and unless your doctor can 100% reassure you that the cause is minor, I suggest that you insist on a colonoscopy.
107693 tn?1252864443 My gastroenterologist will not schedule a colonoscopy because i have sleep apnea. He needs a clearence from my pulmonary doctor. Is this the protocol?
1699550 tn?1320286617 i just had a colonoscopy done this morning and the abdominal pain is horrible and still has not gone away yet is this normal?
3065262 tn?1342122561 I have still been going through scans and tests on weekly basis. Now a Colonoscopy will be done next week, last week was a endoscopy which found some blood and my stomach lining is enlarged, probably explains why I Feel like I am 10 months pregnant. I am so bloated and crampy on top of all the intensiving pain over the years I know things are getting worse. My eyes are are deteriating as the months go by.
1949068 tn?1449628519 For instance, I had my first colonoscopy done at age 16. I would recommend talking to your doctor/a gastroenterologist to decide if you should get a colonoscopy. They will most likely automatically check for polyps and cancer during the colonoscopy.
Avatar f tn Sure, you can get a colonoscopy whether or not you are a virgin. They aren't doing anything to your vagina, it's your anus that is the business end with a colonoscopy. I don't know how much they cost, but if it is a lot, I'd just try to get some insurance instead. The only thing is, they might not book you for one if you're only 21, since colon cancer is not a young person's disease, unless you have a recommendation from a doctor.
Avatar n tn My son is scheduled for his 3rd colonoscopy and he is only 7. If you feel they need a colonoscopy (symptoms) I strongly suggest a second opinion. My son is being monitored for Gardner Syndrom/ FAP. In certain situations a colonoscopy is warranted, because in some situations a diagnosis may be too late in coming. Granted not knowing is alot less stressful in certain situations, but when you weigh the possible outcomes if we were not told, I would rather deal with the stress now.
Avatar f tn Abdominal cramps and watery discharge may indicate a Post surgical complication of Colonoscopy.They actually are very common in many compromised patients even though adequate care has been taken.They include mild abdominal pain with cramps,watery diarrhea,Post surgical inflammation.These are very minor complications.Very severe major complications can be Bowel explosion,obstruction,allergy,dehydration or even stroke sometimes.
Avatar n tn why do I have to come back for a second colonoscopy?
Avatar f tn I have just had a colonoscopy does anyone know what it means if you have rectal erythema ?
Avatar n tn If so I would call the doctor that performed the colonoscopy and tell him or his nurse your symptoms. Hope it turns out great.
568565 tn?1216785185 I am 37 yrs old. No history of colon cancer in the fam... However, recently one of my employee's husband went on a routine check up. They said since he is 47 he should have a colonoscopy... When he was done with that, he is now doing radiation and chemo... He has full blown cancer all over his pelvis... My gp advised with no history in my family, I am good to wait until I am 50 but if I did have a history of it, she'd recommend that I did it when I was 40...
Avatar f tn How bad is it to do a Colonoscopy? Aren't there some better alternatives than to have to drink stuff and be put out for the procedure?
Avatar m tn The preparation is the worst part of a colonoscopy, but it is just a total clean-out involving going to the toilet when needed each time as you drink the prescribed solution. You should not "be stuck on the loo", but you should not go too far away either. From my experience, you will not remember a thing about the actual colonoscopy. My doctor joked afterwards, "Are you ready to do it?", but quickly added that it was all over, and I had no rememberance of the procedure.
7282682 tn?1397237735 I have a colonoscopy next week. The stuff they put you out with isnt an opiate is it? I don't want to do anything that jeopardizes my recovery.
Avatar m tn Welcome to the gastroenterology community! I would not recommend researching "what can go wrong in a colonoscopy." Yes, things do go wrong, but in over 99% of the cases, everything is fine. I (and most other people) will tell you that the worse part of a colonoscopy is the prep because it tastes bad and because you have to spend all day having diarrhea. I had a colonoscopy at 16 and I was totally fine. Do you know what type of sedation you are going to get?
Avatar n tn Hello: I am having a routine colonoscopy next week as I turned 50 in the last year. I have anxious tendancies when I see any physician and this procedure is creating a lot of anticipatory anxiety. May I take a couple of Xanex BEFORE I go to the appointment?
212161 tn?1599427282 how many have had a colonoscopy and was it bad, the prep i ok with the putting to sleep i not like
Avatar m tn I'm looking for a good colonoscopy doctor in my area. I'd like some recommendations for someone who has a history for being the best in that industry. I've seen some horror stories on here about colonoscopies gone bad, and I'd like to avoid becoming one of those statistics. Thank you in advance!
Avatar f tn The colonoscopy might show something, but it probably won't. However a colonoscopy is a good idea to make sure nothing more serious is going on. Have you tried making dietary and lifestyle changes?
Avatar n tn Hi, how does one go about finding a doctor who will perform a colonoscopy with no sedation? I want to find one that does not try to convince me to have sedation for the procedure.
Avatar m tn I work in a university-affiliated hospital, so getting any tests is easy. The doc doing my physical recommended a colonoscopy; which I scheduled but when they found out that I had a bad (really bad) reaction to Versed during dental surgery they had me reschedule with a CRNA for diprivan instead of Versed. This wasn't possible because I'm allergic to eggs (therefore allergic to propofol).
Avatar m tn If you can't afford a doctor,go to an airport- you'll get a free x-ray and a breast exam; And if you mention Al Qaeda, you'll also get a free colonoscopy.