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No Colonoscopy?
Nov 7, 2012
... tate cancer or colon cancer, I do not want to risk possible damage from a colonoscopy. I have refused a prostate biopsy because of the risks in the rectum and a colonoscopy is much more invasive than a prostate biopsy. ... (3 replies)
... then the day of the exam, you will feel a little weak and your blood pressure will be alittle low because of dehydration from the cleansing. sometimes the laxative's that are taken are high in sodium which cause you to become even more dehydrated. ... (20 replies)
... he lightheadedness wouldn't stop. All I could think to do was throw myself under cold water. Every time I'd get out of the water, I'd start to black out again. Dehydration usually makes BP go down. But I think I was panicking so bad over the symptoms that my BP went up. That was probably almost a blessing. ... (5 replies)

... I was fine when i had my colonoscopy but i had an extremely dry mouth, and was really thirsty. I drank a lot of liquid, so goodness knows what i would have felt like had i not drunk so much. ... (5 replies)
... Ended up in ER in the middle of the night with apparent dehydration prior to scheduled colonoscopy? ... (5 replies)
Colonoscopy
Sep 27, 2007
... a.m. so I was feeling sick because I was on the verge of dehydration so I had to gulp down some water anyway which I found out later was ok. I was doing so well all day until this happened. So, my advice is to take Su's advice. ... (6 replies)
... Do not quit liquids, that will only dry things out more and also contribute to your lack of energy. Dehydration and low electrolytes WILL make you feel tired and sap energy as quick as low blood sugar. ... (23 replies)
... Hi angel: Were you dehydrated? Did you drink gatorade or other electrolyte solution after your prep? Dehydration could bring down your BP like that. Are you naturally low? The other thing that could lower you like that is bleeding, but obviously you didn't have that at the time of your colonoscopy. Sounds like you are a natural hypotensive and the combo of the prep and... (3 replies)
... Drink lots of fluids, during the prep. If your doctor thinks it's okay, start taking potassium supplements, so, you might handle the rescheduled colonoscopy better. I've had 4 colonsocopies, and I have to say the dehydration is the hardest part. ... (7 replies)
... thank you for letting me post here. My mother died of colon cancer when she was 53. I am 51.I have had a life long history of chronic constipation. I did have a colonoscopy at the age of 48. ... (2 replies)
... I had the prep about 4yrs ago using the phospho soda. - It is also very dehydrating as it has a huge amount of sodium. - Not really good for anyone, but especially those with blood pressure or kidney issues. I remember just feeling very weak and dehydrated, even though, I too, drank alot of water. (5 replies)
... I have had 8 scopes done using fleet prep. There is only one rule , drink water until you are almost sick and bursting ,then drink some more. It is so important. 1 it protects your kidneys 2 it makes sure you are clear,,,the clearer you are the less chance of missing problems. Remember ,nobody has ever invented a pleasant medical test. (5 replies)
... Yes, I took Osmo Prep and yes, they can dehydrate you. HOWEVER, the question is - how much liquid did you drink during the day of the prep? You MUST drink a ton of water with the prep as the instructions state. Then you will be fine. If not, you will have problems. I drank what I thought was a lot, but apparently not quite enough as they had difficulty accessing my veins... (5 replies)
... To get to my question, when she first had her colonoscopy done she had to drink that stuff in a big jug that you mix with water, the normal stuff most drink. ... (6 replies)
... iculitis. I was moved to another part of ER and released just as the test came back negative but was told to take the Flagyl anyway. I've seen a GI dr. who did a colonoscopy and upper endo, biopsies came back negative. He found nothing wrong. No evidence of Crohns. One hyperplastic polyp which was removed. ... (5 replies)
... I also had a colon resection last year when they removed my entire ascending colon. I too had complications such as infection, malnutrition, and dehydration that ended me up in the hospital for a total of about 3 weeks. So I fully understand. ... (1 replies)
Cancerdad?
Oct 9, 2006
... It is entirely possible. It sounds as though you MAY have not had a good experience with your colonoscopy the first time. My advise would be to find another GI for this one. Make sure that you are adequately medicated... ... (3 replies)
Prep is killing me
Jul 29, 2005
... Julia: I'm sure they must have taken some blood to run some labs... probably determined your electrolytes were off due to dehydration. I hope by now, you have completed your prep, and have had the colonoscopy. Please share with us the results, I'm praying everything worked out well. Best Wishes, CancerDad (4 replies)
Prep is killing me
Jul 24, 2005
... ing, constipation, severely bloated abdomen, etc for about a month. The last time I had a colonoscopy, the prep was horrible. I am a bit underweight and prone to dehydration and I blacked out on the commode after having horrible cramps and runs. ... (4 replies)
... THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for your advice. This is a pediatric GI who works in the next town's Children's Hospital - where my son will go next Monday. I guess I didn't really discuss his story too much - I was more curious about the Nexium, since I thought that should help him more than hurt him. We dealt with constipation as an infant with fissures, so already been down that... (11 replies)




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