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  • Olmanrivah
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    I'm going on 73 years old and never had any problems show up by the colonoscopy. I've decided, being on Dialysis, not to do the colonoscopy thingy anymore.

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  • samwise
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    Thanks to all for their replies.

    Originally posted by samwise View Post
    How safe is it to have a colonoscopy while you are on dialysis? Won't all the water you have to drink put you way over the fluid allowance?
    I guess I had complications because of a heart condition I wasn't aware of. The day after the colonoscopy, just before I was to be dialyzed, I was rushed to the hospital because I couldn't breathe. The diagnosis was congestive heart failure. I was told that because of ingesting so much liquid for the colonoscopy my lungs were filling with fluid. - Long story short, three weeks later I had another emergency and spent six days in ICU. They found that my aortic valve was shot and had to be replaced, which it was one month later. So the colonoscopy fluid issue was compounded by the aortic valve problem.

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  • kcramer
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    Also, I told my colonoscopy doctor that I would throw up the drink because my body would not hold the liquid. I am in stage 5 and ready for dialysis and had trouble even keeping food down. He gave me this new stuff where I only drank two cups of that stuff. It worked just as well and I was able to keep it in my stomach. I took the prescription to my kidney specialist and he said it was safe. Just a thought.

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  • dac0214
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    Trust me (and those of us who have had this procedure) in telling you that very little of that awful prep solution is going to remain inside you. After about 3 hours, it's going to go through you faster than an A-train through lower Manhattan!

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  • DevonTexas
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    Great question! I never thought about that. I researched the question and there is not much tangible information. I did find these sources, however...

    1. http://www.planetgi.com/worxcms_publ..._page117.shtml

    2. http://www.liverpoolgastroenterology...20Patients.pdf

    The fluids and their contents can be fatal as reported in this document... http://ndt.oxfordjournals.org/content/21/4/1133.full

    I highly suggest you discuss this matter with your nephrologist before you continue with the procedure.

    Devon

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    How safe is it to have a colonoscopy while you are on dialysis? Won't all the water you have to drink put you way over the fluid allowance?
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