Colonoscopies

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Colonoscopies

Postby Bobbie » Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:23 pm

Colonoscopies (and Flex-sigs) are the most most common procedures used to determine C. diff. Both have risks (be sure & ask your docs. about them before the procedure).

Here are two articles from Medscape re. colonoscopies. The hyperlinks don't work but you can google. Bottom line: Try to have your test scheduled during the morning while the doc. is not as tired. Contrary to the belief of many(including some docs.), doctors are human & have the same frailities as the rest of us, including exhaustion. Many are overworked.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/550252?src=mp

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/551375?src=mp
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Postby Bobbie » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:26 pm

If you are on Flagl or Vanco. when you have a colonscopy, fleg-sig, or any other tests (such as stool cultures), this could negate the test. Best to be off meds. for 10 to 14 days -- l4 preferable.


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