Medications and foods to stop before colonoscopy

Medications and food may affect your bowel preparation for colonoscopy. Some medications may cause you to bleed more during or after colonoscopy. This is particularly true if some form of therapeutic procedures (biopsies, dilation, polypectomy) are performed during...

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My colonoscopy bill: The true cost of colonoscopy.

Colonoscopy is a life-saving procedure but it comes with a bill. There are so many factors that influence the cost of colonoscopy. The cost of colonoscopy varies from region to region, facility to facility and provider to provider. Components of a colonoscopy bill...

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How to get a clean colon like Jimmy Kimmel

  Recently, Jimmy Kimmel turned 50. To celebrate this milestone, he had a colonoscopy. He had a clean colon. Average risk  persons should be screened for colorectal cancer starting at the age of 50. There are several ways to screen for colorectal cancer but...

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What food can I eat before colonoscopy

Just because you're scheduled for colonoscopy, does not mean you have to starve. You can eat before your colonoscopy. The kind of food you eat depends on your health problems, previous cleanliness levels during colonoscopy and your doctor's preference. Some people are...

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How to Handle Belly Pain after Colonoscopy

Belly pain after colonoscopy is uncommon. When it happens, it can be due to many reasons. Air used to distend the colon during colonoscopy may be the cause. Therefore, let the air out. Fart! It may be something very serious like a tear in the colon otherwise known as...

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Colonoscopy Secrets You Need to Know

You love your morning coffee but you're scheduled for colonoscopy. Go ahead! Have your coffee. There are many false information regarding colonoscopy. These are the top 10 secrets of colonoscopy you need to know before your colonoscopy.   Colonoscopy secret #1:...

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How to Hack Your Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy hack is a strategy for getting the best out of your colonoscopy. If you or your loved one is scheduled for a colonoscopy, these hacks can change your experience from awful to pleasant. Colonoscopy Hack #1: Google your doctor Google your physician: Even...

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How to Understand Your Colonoscopy Result

  Colonoscopy result can be difficult to understand. Where is the rectosigmoid junction? Where is the hepatic flexure? What is an adenoma polyp? What is a hyperplastic polyp? This article is a guide to understanding your colonoscopy and pathology results....

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