Kartik Goyal The Medical Hub

What happens during colonoscopy? How do I prepare myself for a colonoscopy?

What, How, When & Why? 

All these questions are common to occur in an individual mind when they choose to get any treatment plan. In this blog, we are going to discuss the colonoscopy so that you can prepare yourself in the right way and nothing will come to you as a surprise.

What happens during a colonoscopy?

The colonoscopy takes around 30 to 60 minutes to perform. You will be given sedatives that make you feel relaxed but drowsy after the procedure.

  • A colonoscope is inserted per rectally which allows a better look at the colon lining & different abnormalities are checked. The device is put through the rectum area and then it further goes into the large intestine.
  • The scope is flexible which allows it to move easily in the colon region and by doing so, there is better visibility of everything. The scope helps in blowing air to the colon area and then everything is easily visible.

During the procedure, it is expected to have normal cramps. Just make sure the entire time you take deep breaths.

Is there something that I need to be careful about before getting a colonoscopy?

Make sure that you tell the doctor if you are undergoing any sort of health issue like:

  • Pregnancy
  • Lung problem
  • Heart problem
  • Allergy
  • Diabetes

What are the necessary steps to prepare for the colonoscopy?

Diet & fluid intake needs to be limited before the procedure. Just make sure that you follow and do everything as to what the doctor says. Following the treatment, it’s better to ask someone to drop you back at your place. As you are under the effect of sedatives, make sure to not drive for 8 hours.

What happens after you undergo colonoscopy?

  • The doctor will keep a close check over your condition for 30 minutes.
  • It’s normal to experience cramps, gas, although it usually goes away.
  • As per the doctor suggests you can eat your normal food

You need to follow every single instruction given by the doctor.

Signs that you need to call the doctor

Although complications are rare with colonoscopy, it is essential that you carefully take into account everything. The problem of puncture and bleeding is rare. You must consult the doctor at the earliest if you notice the following signs:

  • Severe abdominal pain, chills, or fever
  • Excess or prolonged rectal bleeding


Kartik Goyal The Medical Hub

Piles: Common problem which can improve with a timely treatment plan


Piles are also known as hemorrhoids which are swollen veins present inside the rectum or outside the anus area. It can lead to itching, pain, and rectal bleeding. Just the at-home treatment can make the condition better. The condition is likely to result in irritating symptoms. The problem is likely to occur in people after the age of 50 and even younger people specially in theose having constipational 

Who is at increased risk of getting piles?

Well! The condition can occur in anyone and you are likely to be at more risk due to the following problems:

  • Overweight or obese
  • Pregnant
  • Chronic constipation or diarrhea
  • Lifting heavy objects way too much
  • Sit on the toilet seat for a long time
  • Diet contains less amount of fiber

What are the different types of piles?

Piles or hemorrhoids are divided into different categories which are mentioned below:

  • External

You have swollen veins which are present below the anus area. The external piles are likely to result in pain and itching. It might be possible you experience bleeding. 

  • Internal piles

Inside the rectum region, there is the presence of swollen veins. This condition is likely to result in bleeding but it won’t lead to any sort of pain. 

  • Prolapsed

Both the above types can come under the prolapse which means it is well outside the anus and is stretched. This condition is likely to bleed & result in excess pain. 

What are the causes of hemorrhoids?

When excess train or pressure is put on the rectum or anus area the pile’s condition is likely to trigger. If excess pressure is put down then there are increased chances of experiencing swelling & inflammation. The chances of pile increases due to:

  • Experiencing pelvic pressure due to weight gain (Cjanes are higher during pregnancy)
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Bowel movement is pushed way too hard

What are the major signs & symptoms of piles?

Depending on the pile’s type you will experience symptoms. The internal hemorrhoids do not cause any pain, whereas external piles might lead to bleeding, and prolapse piles will lead to pain & might lead to excess discomfort. 

What are the necessary tests performed to diagnose piles?

The symptoms are checked & later physical examination is done. The necessary tests which can be performed are:

  • Digital rectal examination
  • Anoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy

What can I do to prevent piles?

With old age, you have increased chances of getting diagnosed with piles. There are different steps which you can take to prevent this condition like:

  • Increase the intake of water
  • Don’t sit for too long in the toilet seat or never push too hard
  • Increase intake of fiber-rich food in your diet
  • You need to keep yourself active
  • Do not have too many laxatives


Shuchita Batra The Medical Hub

What can you discuss with Dr Shuchita Batra ?

Dr Shuchita Batra is of the view that it becomes difficult for individuals to find out what is ‘Normal’ and what is not as far as the reproductive and sexual capabilities are concerned.

  • Do Not Feel Uncomfortable

We know that many people feel uncomfortable because they are very shy to discuss reproductive and sexual issues with even the doctors. To all those patients, Dr Shuchita Batra Goyal – thebest gynaecologist in Punjab wants to inform them that she is not going to judge them. They can feel comfortable discussing such issues with her

    • Painful Periods – Is It Hard To Endure That?

      • The Abnormal Growths In Vagina or perinum?

Is your vagina experiencing abnormal growths like the pimple at the labia? Then this should be taken as a worrisome condition which demands immediate treatment.

      • The Vagina Is Remaining Dry Throughout The Intercourse

When the individuals are intimate, then owing to the sex drive the female experience vaginal wetness. But in case, the vagina is remaining dry throughout the sexual act, then it is not normal and is one of the predominant factors for uncomfortable sex.

It could be!

The reason for the dryness might be public infection. Or it could be some kind of sexual disorder.

To make sure that it is not getting progressed, it should be taken to the doctor.

      • The Sex Is Getting Painful!

Is your sex is getting painful? But it should not be so as it could be signifying some kind of serious reproductive or sexual issue.

Please Note!

When the gynaecologist will be assessing your condition, then it will be quite normal for her to ask some questions which may seem weird to you. But you are expected to be honest in answering such questions as these are going to help the doctor to frame an individualised remediable plan for your condition.


Shuchita Batra The Medical Hub

Hear from Dr Shuchita Batra – What is IVF? Why do you need it?

Ludhiana Gastro and Gynae Centre which is one Best IVF Centres in Punjab have helped thousands of couples to achieve their dream of lifting their biological baby in their hands. Dr. Shuchita Batra who is the head of the Gynaecologic and the Laparoscopic department has left no stone unturned in restoring the reproductive potential in infertility distressed couples.

Dr. Shuchita Batra says, “ The IVF treatment can only be successful if both the fertility experts and the couples show 100% co-operation.”

Anyhow, let us discuss the IVF procedure in detail

What Is IVF?

It is one of the ART (Assisted Reproductive Technique) Procedure that aims at fertilising the egg with the sperm in the lab. The fertilised egg which then becomes an embryo is incubated for about 3 to 5 days by the doctors. In this period, the traits of the embryo are noticed. If it comes out to be healthy and suitable for implantation, then it is placed in the uterus. After two weeks when the embryo gets attached to the uterine lining and the woman has conceived, the pregnancy is confirmed with the clinical test.

When Do You Need Ivf?

All the infertile conditions that are preventing a couple from having their biological baby are termed infertility issues which demand to be coped up with the help of the IVF procedure.

Female Infertility Male Infertility
Blockage in the fallopian tubes Negligible sperm production
Endometriosis No Sperm production at all
Ovulatory Problems Ejaculatory issues
Previous Tubal Sterilization Ejaculatory duct lelockage
Uterine Fibroids Sperm Motility

Note: If the sexual intercourse is not being done in the fertile days, then the couple should not expect the conception.

Also in many cases, the causes of infertility are usually unexplained.

Factors – That Decides Whether The Procedure Will Be Successful Or Not?

There are so many factors that decide whether the procedure is going to be successful or not. But Dr Shuchita Batra Goyal is going to mention a few:

  • Age

The couple should opt for the IVF procedure before stepping into advanced maternal age.

  • Previous Pregnancies

If the woman had earlier undergone a successful pregnancy, then the chances for her to conceive with IVF increases significantly.

  • Lifestyle

If the woman is not leading a healthy lifestyle, then it will be difficult for her to have a baby.


News & Events

Experienced Gynecologists in Punjab sharing safety tips for pregnant women

Dr. Shuchita. ‘Pregnant women should not take the stress and follow the safety measures to protect themselves from COVID’

COVID wave has hit all over the world and now the new variant of COVID is another stress among the individuals. Dr. Shuchita Batra who is one of the known Gynecologists in Punjab has shared her views on the same.

She said, ‘The research done till now shows that COVID does not affect the baby growing in a mother’s womb. But it’s necessary to take all the precautionary measures and no need to take the stress. Doing so will help you to fight against the COVID virus. Pregnant women should not think that there will be problems in giving birth naturally and the virus does not increase your chances of C-section’.

Some of the helpful tips shared by Dr. Shuchitra Batra are to protect yourself from the infection. Dr. Shuchita Batra shared:

  • Spend more time outdoors in natural air instead of staying in the AC room.
  • Maintain a distance from those who have a cold and cough.
  • Reach out to the doctor through teleconsultation to avoid getting out again and again.
  • Practice social distancing norms wherever you go.
  • Make sure your diet has Vitamin C, B, and D. Include lemon, green vegetables, and fresh fruits in your diet.