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Centro de Endoscopia


La colonoscopia es el examen visual de la longitud completa del intestino grueso (colon) usando un endoscopio flexible y ligero. El colon comienza en el abdomen inferior derecho y se extiende en forma de un signo de interrogación a lo largo del abdomen y termina en el recto.

El procedimiento es realizado con usted en posición supina o en decúbito lateral izquierdo. Después de la administración de una sedación leve, el endoscopio (COLONOSCOPIO) es pasado gentilmente y es movido en toda la longitud y flexiones del colon.

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While (as) you quickly be restored to their normal activities, there are several precautions and tips to follow for their own safety.

1. Since you have been fasting and gastrointestinal tract has been investigated, it is desirable to restart your diet slowly. A light meal as first food is desirable.

2. During the procedure the doctor uses air to distend your stomach, but to complete the study this air is sucked in as much as possible, you may feel slightly dull or relaxed. This is normal and will come down as the hours pass.

3. A needle is used to administer intravenous medications during the procedure. Rarely, the medication can irritate the vein with symptoms of redness or pain along the vein. This usually disappear within a few days but sometimes can take up to two weeks. Hot compresses on the area can help. If it persists, please contact your doctor.

4. Complications occur rarely. Although many precautions are taken to prevent any problems, complications sometimes occur which are not evident until after several hours. If within 24 hours you experience any of these symptoms please contact your doctor or go to emergency services:

a)-Passage of large amounts of blood or black materia.

b)-Severe abdominal pain.

c)-Fatigue or dizziness.

d)- Sweating, nausea or fever.

These symptoms may indicate a complication of the procedure. Should be checked by your doctor.

What medications will I recieved during the procedure?

You will be given two drugs before and during the procedure.

One medication is for pain (fentanyl) and the other is to numb and you feel relaxed (midazolam). You are conscious during the procedure, although probably not remember everything afterwards.

**If you are allergic to any of these medications, tell the staff and / or doctor to have performed the necessary arrangements.

How long will you stay in the hospital after I have performed the procedure?

On average, patients remained under observation for 30 to 60 minutes after the procedure (the time may be longer depending on how the patient recovers.) After it is able to sit by itself, have stable vital signs and can get around without help, you and your partner may leave.

Can I return to work that day?

Do not work the day of the procedure. You can return to work the following day, unless your doctor has recommended not to drive.

When / What I can eat after the procedure?

You can eat and drink normally after the procedure, although we recommend that you start with a light meal and continue with your diet as tolerated.