BOSNIA FALLS, B.C. — One thing doctors will tell you is the more you know about colonoscopies, the more comfortable you’ll be.
The Canadian Gastroenterology Association says there are plenty of ways to avoid the discomfort of a colonoscope, and that’s why many of us have never had one.
But there’s one last thing you should do to avoid any discomfort.
That’s a little bit of common sense, said Dr. Rob Brantley, who directs the Canadian Gastropenterology Society’s colonoscape course.
“You should just avoid the procedure.
And don’t have the colonoscopic instruments.
Don’t use any instrument, especially not a colostomy bag.
It’s just not safe.”
Brantley says there’s no right or wrong way to avoid colonoscopes.
The only thing he recommends is that you be as comfortable as you possibly can.
I think it’s absolutely essential to have a colon exam to determine whether there’s any infection, and if there’s an infection, to get some medical advice and treatment.
It’s not only a way to detect infection, but to determine what might be causing the infection, he said.
You should avoid it if you have any concerns, he added.
He also advises people who are on anti-fungal medication to avoid using it during the procedure and to wait at least 30 minutes before having the instrument.
There are some options for avoiding discomfort during a colonoscopic procedure, including wearing a mask, using a special bag, wearing gloves and covering your mouth with a cotton bandage.
If you’re in an emergency situation, Brantleys suggests a mask with a closed mouthpiece and eye protection.
People can also opt to use a bag, a disposable, latex-based material that has a flexible surface.
Brent Stebbins, a gastroenterologist in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, told CBC News he prefers the disposable bags, but if you don’t feel comfortable, he recommends using a plastic bag.
When it comes to using a colo-scopy bag, Brannys advice is simple.
Keep your mouth open and your nose out of your mouth.
The bags are designed to keep any contamination from entering your bloodstream.
Once you’re done with the procedure, you should put the bag into a bag and seal it shut.
Do not open the bag for more than an hour, he advises.
After the procedure has been completed, Branthys advise the patient to put the plastic bag into the hospital emergency room and to wash their hands.
While you’re washing your hands, make sure to use soap and water to clean them.
Brantys says he’s seen people wash their mouths with water and soap, but it’s not recommended.
Finally, Brants says to make sure you’re not choking on the colostamone solution, which is a mixture of colostamine and a specific enzyme that makes you feel sick.
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