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WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) A large study has confirmed what many public health experts have long believed: Colonoscopy saves lives. The study looked at roughly 25,000 patients in. WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) A large study has confirmed what many public health experts have long believed: Colonoscopy saves lives. The study looked at roughly 25,000 patients in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system, where colonoscopy is widely used. Study Confirms Lifesaving Value of Colonoscopy WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 A large study has confirmed what many public health experts have long believed: Colonoscopy saves lives.

The study looked at roughly 25,000 patients in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system, where colonoscopy. Study Confirms Lifesaving Value of Colonoscopy WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) A large study has confirmed what many public health experts have long believed: Colonoscopy saves lives. The study looked at roughly 25,000 patients in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system, where colonoscopy is widely used. WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A large study has confirmed what many public health experts have long believed: Colonoscopy saves lives. The study looked at roughly 25,000 patients in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system, where colonoscopy is widely used.

A large study has confirmed what many public health experts have long believed: Colonoscopy saves lives. The study looked at roughly 25,000 patients in the Veterans Affairs health system, where colonoscopy is widely used. WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A large study has confirmed what many public health experts have long believed: Colonoscopy saves lives. The study looked at roughly 25,000 patients in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system, where colonoscopy is widely used.

Study Confirms Lifesaving Value of Colonoscopy. WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A large study has confirmed what many public health experts have long believed: Colonoscopy saves lives. The study looked at roughly 25,000 patients in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system, where colonoscopy is widely used. The agents found that a colonoscopy decreased the chance of death from right-sided colorectal cancer by 46 percent and left-sided cancer by 72 percent, equaling a combined drop of 61 percent. “These findings are imperative at several levels,” Kahi said. WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News)—A large study has confirmed what many public health experts have long believed: Colonoscopy saves lives.

The study looked at roughly 25,000 patients in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system, where colonoscopy is widely used.

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A number of other studies have also reported data indicating that urgent colonoscopy for acute LGIB may not be advantageous [78, 88].

“The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery” by Scott R. Steele, Tracy L. Hull, Thomas E. Read, Theodore J. Saclarides, Anthony J. Senagore, Charles B. Whitlow
from The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery
by Scott R. Steele, Tracy L. Hull, et. al.
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In another study, Lashner et al. (1990) reported in a randomized clinical trial on 124 consecutive patients scheduled for colonoscopy who were 75 years

“Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine” by M.S. John Pathy, Alan J. Sinclair, John E. Morley
from Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine
by M.S. John Pathy, Alan J. Sinclair, John E. Morley
Wiley, 2006

In contrast to the previous studies, this study showed a significant increase in complications in the ERCP group compared with the conservatively managed group (respiratory failure, 12% versus 4% [P03]; renal failure, 7% versus 4% [P10]).

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This study used administrative data and there was no way to know the indication for colonoscopy, practice patterns of the endoscopists, or the patient’s baseline risk for CRC.

“Advanced Colonoscopy and Endoluminal Surgery” by Sang W. Lee, Howard M. Ross, David E. Rivadeneira, Scott R. Steele, Daniel L. Feingold
from Advanced Colonoscopy and Endoluminal Surgery
by Sang W. Lee, Howard M. Ross, et. al.
Springer International Publishing, 2017

The addition of endoscopic findings to the other clinical criteria dramatically increased the accuracy of prognosis prediction based on clinical factors alone.

“Textbook of Gastroenterology” by Tadataka Yamada, David H. Alpers, Anthony N. Kalloo, Neil Kaplowitz, Chung Owyang, Don W. Powell
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by Tadataka Yamada, David H. Alpers, et. al.
Wiley, 2011

Only 4% of persons screened in these studies underwent colonoscopy.

“Primary Care Medicine: Office Evaluation and Management of The Adult Patient: Sixth Edition” by Allan H Goroll, Albert G Mulley, Jr.
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by Allan H Goroll, Albert G Mulley, Jr.
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One study of urgent colonoscopies showed that even with water-jet pumps and suction, complete colonoscopy to the cecum was possible in only 69% of patients and a source of bleeding was identified in only 39% of patients [15].

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Other studies, like those conducted by Larson, Boulay, and Barkum, confirmed the results obtained with pre­ and postoperative ERCP in conjunction with

“Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery: Basic and Advanced Techniques” by Maurice E. Arregui, Robert J. Jr. Fitzgibbons, Namir Katkhouda, J. Barry McKernan, Harry Reich
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This study does not, therefore, refute the retrospective data suggesting increased risk of adverse outcomes with maximal PaCO2 values above 60 mmHg during the first week of life (Fabres et al. 2007).

“Pediatric and Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation: From Basics to Clinical Practice” by Peter C. Rimensberger
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But, it is interesting that the morbidity rate of ileostomy patients was higher in three of the four studies that reported this outcome parameter [5, 6, 10, 12].

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  • Just had ine yesterday. The worst part is the prep. It is so important to do the prep correctly. As you take the prep luquid, you can see the bowel movements getting very watery, then clear, then a bright yellow. The procedure itself was A breeze.

  • My butt hurt shill. I feel like calling the doctor but my mom say they will do nothing about again like they did last year. I can.t go to the hospital because I have no ride there my mom will not take me there. Saying there a all of people some have the virus we just don.t wanna get sick like at. I be having this pain last year and right now. It’s come back like always than I feel better.. than it’s come back I just can.t live like this no more. I have no hope at all..

  • I’m having my fourth (I think) colonoscopy in September. I had 2 over ten years ago due to rectal bleeding from an unknown source. Then last year I had a positive Cologuard test, so another colonoscopy. They found 7 polyps and a lipoma. Luckly, none were cancerous, but I have to have a repeat to see if the polyps come back.
    The first one I got to watch. The second one I also had a endoscopy. So they gave me Versed. The last one they knocked me out because I have heart problems and COPD. I’m probably gonna be knocked out again for the up coming procedure.
    The worse part of the colonoscopy? The prep you have to do the day before.

  • Excellent work fellow Californians! God is blessing us through experts like these towards understanding our bodies and staying in the fight.

  • The whole thing felt like a 5 minute nap. I didnt feel a single thing during the endoscopy for my gullet and colon. Hahahh. So relax and dont worry!

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  • I had my first one done at 16 I was terrified, the stuff they give you to drink made me dry heave until I mixed it Gatorade after the procedure I was full of air it hurt. If you go to have this done have someone take you that really trust because belch like a man an fart alot. Lol my poor mom had me that day I am now 24.

  • Those gold little things seems to be biliar stones. It’s also recommended to do a liver cleanse using the Hulda Clark liver cleanse method. It also cleans or remove bilis stones.

  • Is the name of the anaesthesia fentanyl??? I almost died again by doctors that should not be working. In healthcare
    My dr billed for procedure but did not do it he is going down for this

  • It was the second most painful experience of my life, after kidney stones. I was awake during the procedure. They had trouble locating the entrance to the small intestine, took 40 min. Luckily I was int he clear, no cancer or anything else, but I did end up with more prolapse after.

  • Just had the procedure. Fell asleep and woke up (all within an hour, I even wondered if they did anything). Afterwards, I was given a ham sandwich and apple juice (sooo good).. then my hubby picked me up. The solution you must drink is bearable but unbearable was not being allowed to eat for close to 24hrs… in my case

  • The FIT test misses 30% of stage 1 and 2 cancers-these are the ones you need to catch in order to survive colon cancer. FIT really doesn’t do much better at late stage by missing 26%. Cologuard detects 94% of stage 1 and 2 cancers virtually the same as colonoscopy but without the risks. A few complain about a small percentage of false positives but the real problem is a false negative by FIT or colonoscopy (because of the 10 year screening interval). Cologuard is by far the latest and most technologically advanced test available today, is done at home with no risk of harms.

  • I just had mi e done, I was sedated but it felt like the doctor was pushing hard on my stomach to adjust his camera. Can that have happen

  • Honestly, the worse part of this procedure was the laxatives beforehand. The actual colonoscopy was fine, I had gas & air during it. The meds carrying it out were great.

  • They gave me the same drug that Michael Jackson died of, Propofol, and I was trying to sit in a chair and it almost rolled out from under me…. Nurse no where to be found. They said dismissed. why have chairs with wheels on them in a recovery room?

  • The worst part of the colonoscopy is drinking that stuff for the prep.. God almighty it taste horrible. Then you shit your brains out.. I was so scared before my first one but they are. Breeze

  • I was talking with someone that had a colonoscopy today and as soon as i went on youtube i saw this video as i was scrolling down like wtf

  • In Norway where I live, they never sedate you during colonoscopies unless you’re really struggling hard. I’m having mine in 3 days and i’m terrified. I spoke to my doctor about getting sedation but he refused. I also had an endoscopy about a year ago which was absolutely horrifying, had a straight up anxiety attack during the procedure because the discomfort I felt was unreal. All of you are so lucky to be sedated trust me..

  • So yeah, I’m due for a colonoscopy. I’m not a fan of being knocked out or even having mild sedation. Is there something different about this doctor that he didn’t need sedation?

  • I just had mine today and it’s not scary at all, got to the colonoscopy room and when they knocked me out it felt like 1 second passed and I asked when they was gonna start and they had already finished

  • I have had two or three of these and found them all very painful. The last one was the worse. I have since had a blockage. and emergency colostomy.

  • I was having stomach discomforts and tried to avoid the colonoscopy b getting every other possible conceivable test done but in the end after they were all done, I had no choice but to get the colonoscopy about 4 months later. They removed a polyp. The prep drinking was nothing, 250ML of picoprep, theevening before and then 1 litre of something else in the morning of the procedure. and then another 250 mil of Picoprep 4 hours before procedure. All the drinks I had to take were not in the slightest bit awful tasting. The whole thing other than being a bit hungry was a nothing event. in the end, I probably got better just knowing that I dont have weird stuff happening in my head wondering what’s going on. Get it done! It’s not worth the head stress!..

  • The doctor (patient) is brave to have this colonoscopy without sedation. I’ve had 2, and my first one was without sedation and I was all over the table. Thank God, my second one was with sedation. I didn’t feel anything. I’m having my 3rd one in 2 weeks. Knock me out!!!!

  • After having some scary symptoms, I finally had my colonoscopy done today. The doctors and aides were super professional and light hearted. 2 polyps were found and one was sent away for test. At the end of the day I am optimistic.

  • Next time a doctor answers “..Well, we don’t really know why..”, I’m going to tune that doctor OUT!! Bunch of quacks selling PATENTED chemical compounds to get what money we have left!! How shameful, and how shamelessly greedy these quacks are. DAMN THEM!!

  • I had one today I also had at least 10 In my life I have chron’s and we tried every treatment only worked for a few months I’m on a new one lately and I hope it is the one that will work I also had surgery to take half of my colon out and hopefully something work’s I’ve had this since I was born but at the age 11 it suddenly started all this I’m 15 now please whoever sees this pray for me thank you! People really don’t know how much pain I go through everyday it’s unbearable please pray for me that would be really appreciated and to those that pray for me may you have a great life!

  • I did mine yesterday, they took out a small polyp in the right side. What amazes me is how the lens of the camera in this stream can stay so clean. When I immerse my camera in dirty water and pull it out, all kinds of crap sticks to the lens.

  • If you get to the point of having to do chemotherapy, I don’t see why you would pursue treatment from conventional medicine.  Chemo the majority of the time does not work and it’s (as affirmed said in this video) not pleasant.  I don’t get why some of the millions donated for cancer is not used for alternative medical treatment.  Then if the big pharma can’t patent a potential cure, they completely dismiss it.  Not fair.

  • Just had a colonoscopy today and began like Dr Alan (?) with no anesthesia but due to pretty significant cramping had to request a general midway. Can you explain the reason for cramping?

  • INDUSTRIES ARE FATAL,INDUSTRIALISTS ARE THIEFS INDUSTRIALISTS THEFT OUR ODISHAS MINERALS AND KILLING OUR ODISHAS TRIBAL PEOPLES HOW CAN I SAVE THEM

  • The biggest roadblock are the insurance companies. We had multiple family deaths, I had to fight tooth and nail for a screening at 40.

  • today, had the colonoscopy without sedation because of videos like this one. it was painful from the gas and colonoscope i felt they rushed in to get to the appendiceal orifice. the removal was fine. the tech was an immense help by applying pressure to my abdomen to help to alleviate the gas pain. next time with sedation. my colonoscopy took 15 minutes start to finish. why is this one taking so long?

  • I was scheduled to have one for symptoms but, having watched You Tube videos, I realised they are embarrassing and painful, so I have cancelled it!

  • Thank you so much I was really worried my mom is having this done today at 2pm my only worry is she didn’t have it done by the age of 50 ��

  • i was crackin jokes before hows it lookin back there i thought i had a shitty job ect ect ect than i went out bigist pain was the sting of the i/v needle

  • The twilight sedation is fine. It has way less recovery sickness than general anesthesia. I was sort of aware of some talking and tugging, but didn’t really feel anything or care, kind of like when you catch yourself nodding off during a movie. It only takes like 20min.

  • Let me tell you something. I had a colonoscopy done on me and I didn’t feel a thing. They put me to sleep and next thing you know, it was over.

  • I got this done in India, no frigging sedative of any kind was given except for a muscle relaxant gel in my rectum. I was putting out occult blood after a gastroenteritis episode. One part of my colon was attacked by the bacteria and was swollen with edema. The air pumped in expands the colon and hurts real bad, especially if you have inflammation in the colon. The fluid pumped in comes out like diarrhoea, you can’t control it and when the doctor bends the endoscope around the colon, you get a lot of discomfort. The biopsy did not hurt at all.

  • had mine today 11/16/2020 my Dr. found blood in my stool i was scared shitless procdeure was a
    P O C 2 hrs in hospital fell asleap woke up felt fine some lite cramping told me they found nothing
    i told my dr FUCK YOU YOURE FIRED!!! for the worry he put me through now 7hrs later cramps &
    a bad case of the shits i shit 6x in 5 hrs ruiend 2 pr of underware the worst part is the waiting
    i waited 3 weeks first time they cancled than another 1 week count down im a happy camper now
    it’s 6 hrs later 11:43 i just shit again new Dr. gave me 4 days off work i get paid union job anyone reading this just get it don quick for peace of mind hope you get results like mine ps i gotta crap again
    i frogot to say they tell you results in recoverey room

  • The procedure was nothing compared to the “Prep” the day before….. drinking that kinda lemony-ish stuff is ok the few swallows but your body soon messages you that “NOPE…I’m going to expel this very soon and explosively too”….after about 45 mins from finishing the first 1/2 gallon of prep….. you feel an urge coming on…. so you head the bathroom and experience something like no other…KA-WOOSH!…..and you’ll soon say to your self…”Wow….all that was still in me?” (after eating nothing that whole day)…. it’s almost like… “Gee, maybe I should do this on my own once in a while…. that’s a lot of stuff hanging around in there”. Then, you experience this feeling of “wow….I’m totally clean….inside and out”…..and then you get to do it all again at 2am. Doctor said I did A good job cleansing…..I replied with a Faaaaaaart.

  • Colonoscopy is just very minimal effective results anyway. That muscular tube is just not meant to be penetrated, probed, expanded and violated by a snoopy camera device. Better just to detox and eat right. SAD diet causes cancers, probing might find them, AMA cut/burn/poisen policy is really a lousy approach to cancer.

  • I’m 27 and have diverticulosis. Getting a colonoscopy done soon. It was not a fun time finding out in the hospital that I had this. But I’m glad I found out as early as I did so hopefully they can find other things like polops and take care of it before it becomes cancerous. My dad just turned 51. And told me to tell him how it feels. Because he has never had one before. This video will be passed on to him. Thanks guys.

  • ELEPHANTS,TIGERS,PANGOLINS AND OTHER ANIMALS ARE UNSAFE IN OUR ODISHAS BEAUTIFUL HILLS,FORESTS BECAUSE FOREST DEPARTMENT OF ODISHA ALWAYS HELP AND SAVE ANIMAL HUNTERS BUT OUR ODISHA GOVERNMENT NEVER TAKE ACTION

  • A Dr. Suggest me to colposcopy and I am 33 year old.
    Will it be ok and safe for me.
    Does a collonoscopy causes some damage and cuts in private part….???????????????????

  • Thank you for posting this. I’ve lost two dear friends to this cancer…and it might have been caught early and they may still be alive if they were not scared, being men.������

  • This video is very helpful. Thank you for being so transparent. I am a 47 yrs old mixed female and my OB referred me for a colonoscopy during my annual check up. So have a colonoscopy in a copy of weeks and your video was very informative.

  • I’m seeing a lot of comments stating their ages when they received one such as 8 and 16. Don’t people usually have the procedure in their 50s?

  • This is a useless procedure, designed to justify the ultra high cost’s of insurance, hospitals and so called treatments, you can’t trust doctors who are for the most part bribed by big pharma

  • Great job I was said that it is very painful but I can see that it is normal procedure and not painful at all I am going to sign up for it.

  • this was very informative. changed my uneducated perspective about the subject. I have so much respect and gratitude for those involved in making this video and for those who are in medical field…

  • Got to have a colonoscopy after they discovered polyps through my c.t scan.
    Just wondering because last time i had the laxative I ended up with a massive external pile,will they still b able to use the colonoscopy on me?

  • I think it is beneficial to have a doctor having a colonoscopy. It demonstrates a level of real professionalism and lends to empathy for the patient. Thank you doctors Chang and Albers, and tech Tony and nurse Eliza. I am way overdue for mine and have to go within the next two weeks.

  • I had one done today, didn’t feel a thing. My Dr. was right, the worst thing is the prep and skipping a few meals. The procedure itself I don’t remember and I felt fine afterwards. I thought I’d feel like I was reamed afterwards but I had no pain or discomfort at all! I avoided having this done for so long, don’t put it off, it can mean living a lot longer.

  • Thank you for sharing a very useful video, recently I have visited Likhitha diagnostics in Hyderabad they provide best services for the patients with special packages for more details look at https://www.likhithadiagnostic.com/

  • at the beginning…have to poke fun at this…pun intended….is that a tickler…reminds me of the novelty condoms

    sorry had to say it

  • Getting punctured isn’t the only risk. I got a Cdiff infection from my colonoscopy. I am not saying that one should avoid getting one, but rather make an informed decision about the risks versus the benefits of having one. I feel for me the risks are too great for me to have another one done. I have Crohns disease and so I am at higher risk for being punctured or infected by a pathogen. So I have told my doctor that if in the future I feel I need one I will let them know, but until then I plan on passing on them. I had also gone through 3 of them that went bad. I woke up during the test and was in horrible pain. Twice the doctor gave me more medication and I went out again, but one of them the doctor refused and for the next 10 to 15 minutes I suffered. So I am a bit gun shy at this point as well.

  • I’ve had unexplained anemia for a while and am due for a colonoscopy in October.i didn’t want to have it but now after listening to your discussions, I am very ready for it.

  • The CT scan gives you WAY to much radiation… dangerous!!

    I plan on doing the FIT test twice a year, as I got a positive result on a Cologuard…

    I think the Cologuard is a SCAM, as they refused to even tell me which of the two tests, DNA and fecal blood… came back positive… why on earth would they refuse? And the “DNA” part of it sounds VERY fishy… I did a FIT test shortly after the Pos result… it was negative.