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Re: Vasovagal episode during Colonoscopy

From: Santa Cruz


This just happened to me today. They told me the air added during the colonoscopy presses on the vasovagal nerve. Thought this CDC site says it is caused by pulling on the bowel wall:

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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