What types of sedatives can I use before a virtual colonoscopy?

Can I request a sedative to do my Virtual Colonoscopy and what types are available? I suffer from anxieties, and panic attacks.

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Yes, you can request a sedative for your virtual colonoscopy. However, this will need to be coordinated with the ordering provider and radiology staff to make sure they are aware of the plan ahead of time.

Virtual colonoscopy is done without sedation. It is essentially a CT scan of the colon and does not involve any discomfort to the patient. As a screening test, go for regular colonoscopy – A better value for the time, effort and money spent.

A virtual colonoscopy is a CT scan, you probably won’t need any sedatives. However, if something is found, then you would need to get a colonoscopy and you will be well sedated for that.

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