All Your Colonoscopy Questions Answered

All your colonoscopy questions answered provides answers to commonly asked questions about colonoscopy. Questions like what is a colonoscopy? Why do I need a colonoscopy? What are the benefits and risks of colonoscopy? What are the alternatives to colonoscopy? How do...

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Why People Hate Colonoscopy and What to do about It

Hate colonoscopy? If the thought of having a colonoscopy makes you cringe, you're not alone. Despite being dreaded, colonoscopy saves lives. Colonoscopy is the most effective test for the detection and prevention of colon cancer, the 2nd leading cause of cancer death...

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10 Fun Facts about Colonoscopy

10 Fun Facts about Colonoscopy Nothing is funny about colonoscopy or colon cancer. These 10 fun facts about colonoscopy provide interesting numbers to keep in mind when you or your loved ones get a colonoscopy. 1.  2nd. Each time you think about the inconvenience of...

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Sneezing, runny nose and tearing after colonoscopy

  Sneezing, running nose and tearing after colonoscopy A study published in the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology in 2011 confirmed that patients getting supplemental oxygen via nasal cannula during colonoscopy can develop symptoms of rhinitis. Symptoms of rhinitis...

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How to spot a complication after colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a life saving procedure. Like most procedures, it comes with risks. These risks include bleeding, infection, and tear in the colon (perforation). A serious complication occur in less than one percent of patients.  Complications that occur during...

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24 Ways to Prepare the Bowel for Colonoscopy

There are 24 options for bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy. These options are based on available bowel cleansing agents on the market. The agents include Golytely, Nulytely, Trilyte, Colyte, Prepopik, Suprep, MoviPrep, Miralax, HalfLytely and OsmoPrep. They are...

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Low Fiber Diet for Colonoscopy

  Low fiber diet is low residue diet. Residue refers to undigested food or fibers that make up part of the stool. A low residue diet reduces the frequency and volume of stool while prolonging the time it takes food to travel the intestine. You should avoid the...

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What is a colon polyp?

What is a colon polyp? A colon polyp is a growth on the inner lining of the colon. It can be raised, flat or depressed. It can be benign, pre-cancerous or cancerous. What causes colon polyp? Colon polyps are caused by abnormal changes in the cells of the colon. These...

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