Medical Specialty >> Gastroenterology

Doctors Lounge - Gastroenterology Answers

Back to Gastroenterology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/15/2017.

Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Colonoscopy Test


 goose25 - Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:06 pm

I am a 20 year old female. I have a colonoscopy this week and I am having my menstraul cycle. Is it ok to have the test during this time??
 Onelildarlin2u - Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:02 pm

Hi,
I'm not a doctor but I just had one day a few weeks ago. In the pamplet they gave me it said having your menstrual cycle does no affect the test in any way. So I think you are okay! Good luck with your test.
 Dr. A. Rajput - Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:14 am

User avatar Menstuation is not a direct contraindication for colonoscopy.

Just make it a point to tell your doctor beforehand about the periods.

Wish your colonoscopy turns out to be normal. All the best.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us