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Whats a Sore throat got to do with rectal problems???

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by danissa danissa, LPN, LVN (Member)

danissa has 12 years experience as a LPN, LVN and specializes in midwifery, NICU.

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hi, my mum is going for her fourth colonoscopy, went to see the Surgeon last week. the guy is very thorough, but she said he asked her if she had problems with her throat, and palpated it.

Would have thought that the throat was nothing to do with the other end!!! Anyone shed any light as to why he asked that???

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CritterLover is a BSN, RN and specializes in ER, ICU, Infusion.

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could have been part of the airway assessment docs are supposed to do when moderate sedation is involved.

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[color=#483d8b]has nothing to do with a sore throat, but definitely the questions about throat problems and palpating the throat/airway area.

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Medic/Nurse is a BSN, RN and specializes in Flight, ER, Transport, ICU/Critical Care.

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Yep, I' with the Tazzi and CritterLover here!

Just a part of an assessment.

May have considered the a****** to appetite routes - or just took a look at the airway to determine Class as it relates to visual structures in the event that intubation could become necessary.

Seems odd at first glance, but ...

Hope that your mom does great!

:)

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loricatus specializes in ED, ICU, PACU.

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Wonder if he was checking her thyroid? Thyroid probems could affect anesthesia and bowel function.

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Maybe he thought your mom was in hospital administration - they always seem to have their heads up their a**es, which would affect the exam.;)

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medsurgnurse is a RN and specializes in Me Surge.

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Maybe he thought your mom was in hospital administration - they always seem to have their heads up their a**es, which would affect the exam.;)

Good one.

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all4schwa specializes in Neuro ICU, Neuro/Trauma stepdown.

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Also, a lot of people out there dont know the difference between the swallow tube, the breathing tube or the thyroid. "is there anything wrong with your throat?" covers a wide range...

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queenjean has 9 years experience.

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If she has an active strep infection, that's something that should be addressed and cleared up before any invasive procedure. And if she has any comorbidities that put her at risk for endocarditis, etc, they it is even more important to address this.

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Pepper The Cat has 33 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Gerontology.

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Could he be palpating lymph nodes? I CA suspected? Could he be suspecting mestatic Ca?

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