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    Default eek - colonoscopy drugs and nursing

    so...i have to go in for a colonoscopy this week i will be given Versed, Fentanyl, and Propofol. Does anyone know if it will be okay to nurse after the procedure? i asked the doc and they said it should be okay and i'm waiting to hear back from the pediatrician, just to be sure. i figured it wouldn't hurt to check with you ladies, and see if anyone has had experience with this and what you did. i have a freezer full of milk, so it's not a problem if i shouldn't/can't nurse for 12-24hrs or something. should i pump & dump?
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    Default Re: eek - colonoscopy drugs and nursing

    I have had several colonoscopies while nursing, and more while not. I was fine as soon as I was "awake" again (not that you're unconscious, but sedated, KWIM?), and nursed immediately, no pumping and dumping. One of the benefits of Fentanyl over Demerol (which is what they used to use with Versed) is that it wears off really quickly.

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: eek - colonoscopy drugs and nursing

    I looked this up for someone a couple weeks ago because they were having the same drugs for oral surgery....let me see if I can find the post. But if I remember correctly, the one that was iffy was the fentanyl. brb....
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    Default Re: eek - colonoscopy drugs and nursing

    here is the thread. All the drug info is listed in the posts.

    http://forums.llli.org/showthread.ph...t=oral+surgery
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    Default Re: eek - colonoscopy drugs and nursing

    you'll be fine, absolutely fine, lots of us have done it.... no nursing precautions whatsoever... s
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