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06-05-2014, 12:37 AM   #1
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Medication temporarily affecting scope results?


Just wondering if anyone has heard of Antibiotics preventing a colonoscopy from showing any inflammation etc?

I am on doxycycline to which prevents bad d, and am booked in for a colonscopy and gastroscopy in a month. My gastro specialist says that I should stay on the doxy, but I don't want to have gone through the hassle (travel, childcare, prep, recovery etc) if the doxy will have temporarily prevented anything being able to be found.
06-05-2014, 07:49 AM   #2
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Not sure about doxy and how it may affect scopes.

My son was on doxy for acne for about a month before hos CD symptoms started to occur. I don't believe it caused his CD but may have triggered a flare.

I hope you get some answers.
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06-05-2014, 04:58 PM   #3
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We have a support group for antibiotics where you could possibly ask other members about it. Otherwise I'm really not sure... I don't think it should affect scope results, especially if you're taking it orally. If you're experiencing active inflammation, you may not be absorbing oral medication properly anyway.
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