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  • delewar 1

    painful colonoscopy

    I have had 9 annual colonoscopies. The first 7 were almost painless, the 8th very painful, the 9th on 19th March was extremely painful and afterwards my abdomen felt that it had been kicked by a mule. I was in pain for 48 hours afterwards. Why the bad experiences with the 8th and 9th? God knows,

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  • Sligo123 1

    Scared of colonoscopy?? Don't be!

    Hi to anyone waiting for colonoscopy. Had mine today (suffering from IBS for 5 years). I have previously had barium meal X-ray and barium enema. I was particularly scared of the enema - but needn't have been and most forum comments said not to be. However, it seemed that an awful lot of people

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  • YRAMLLIB38 1

    COLONOSCOPY

    I had a colonoscopy July 29. Apparently the sedation didn't put me 'out' although I don't remember anything past the bp cuff, oxygen and them telling me they were going to administer the sedation. After, I don't remember anything from the beginning around 10 am until I was nearly home at 2:00

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  • Guest M

    Second colonoscopy

    I had a clonoscopy 2 month ago when a benign polyp was partially removed. I had to return to get the rest of it removed but I was so scared as I had a lot of pain when I had the procedure despite sedation. I told the nurse who said she would speak to the doctor about my past experience.

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  • gerbil 1

    first colonoscopy

    I received my routine bowel screen via the post which was positive for blood. I was then informed through the post that I would have to have a colonoscopy. in the envelope there was an information booklet with a page to write any questions that I wanted to ask. I then received a phone call by a

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    diagnosise too late?

    i have been suffering with dihorea and really bad somache cramps for the last two months now so went privately to see a bowel specialist, he examined me then advised me to have a barium enema, and also had a sigmoid examination i was told that these test were nomal, but after going all through

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  • neil_509 1

    A Pessimists View

    I would like to share my recent experience of my colonoscopy, which was conducted by NHS staff on Tue 14 Jul 09. Prior to having the procedure I was trying everything I could to find out about people’s experience of having a colonoscopy, which eventually lead me to this site. Being the eternal

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    Prep concern

    Its now nearly 11am, I took my first prep for colonoscopy at 3am (cannot sleep) and nothing happened! is this a normal thing? have others had this experience, does the stuff work eventually. I do normally have a fairly solid constitution and rarely get tummy troubles

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    How long does the day take?

    I have an appointment for a colonoscopy, I am very nervous about it, and would like to know typical timescales. My appointment is for 8:30am just to be admitted. At what time am I likely to have the procedure, how long does it take to admit and prepare? Also how long (bearing in mind the admit

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    easy colonoscopy

    hi everybody.i had my first colonoscopy on was an easy experience.i wonder why i don;t have much appetite after people say that's because of the colon prep disturbing the digestive tract function and it takes time to come back to do you think?

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  • Guest M

    help

    Hi everyone, I am having my colonoscopy tomorrow so having the laxatives now (fleet phospho-soda) and I have only been having water and I am starving! Was anyone else starving? Should I continue to stick with just water or try something with sugar in? like fizzy drinks? Many thanks

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  • Guest M

    Colonoscopy

    I had a colonoscopy 3 days ago as I have Crohns and was awake for the whole thing. I told two nurses beforehand I didn't want to be awake for the procedure. Although I was given pethadine for pain relief there was still a lot of unbearable pain and I was shouting and crying but they just carried

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    Bowel Investigation Options

    From reading all the nightmares involved with colonoscopy, there are more options than you know. Virtual colonoscopy is painless without any sedation. So when a doctor orders you to have a colonoscopy you have an option to ask for virtual colonoscopy The big difference is that the hands-on screening,...

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  • Guest M

    colonoscopy

    i have just had the worst experience of my life at **** hospital yes i said the dreaded **** i went in to have a a camera into my colon and to have my piles banded i was given an local anasthetic and a painkiller as soon as it was administered they began the procedure it was just a bit

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  • mary d 1

    colonoscopy

    my experience was an unpleasant one, everything leading up to the colonoscopy was brilliant. i even done the prep the night before, but when they sedated me i freaked out and they had to give me more sedation. the nurse put an oxygen thing up my nose and its a smell i'll never forget! the

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  • Mrs AB 1

    colonoscopy

    I too am terrified of having a colonoscopy scheduled for this Friday. I have read the different experiences and don't know what to think as the experiences are so varied. Last year I had a flexi sigmoidoscopy without sedation, or pain relief, which was okay - just a bit uncomfortable. A polyps

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  • magdalena 1

    Anyone had this done in Liverpool. Please?

    Hi There is nothing I can do to calm myself down! I have to go through this as there is a STRONG family link with bowel cancer and my symtoms are worrying! anyone had this done at Hospital in Liverpool?... I know that the procedure is a bit brutal and i am sooo scared!. They actually give

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  • Guest M

    colonoscopy

    I consider that I have a high pain threshold and, due to allergies to several common pain meds, I have controlled post-mastectomy and severe post-hysterectomy pain very successfull with no more than hynoptherapy and visualisation. I have also had many years experience of chronic pain to deal with,

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  • Guest M

    My First Colonoscopy

    I had my first colonoscopy today, 12th May 2010, and I must say I was absolutely terrified. The nurse who took my blood pressure prior to the procedure was shocked at the reading (190/120) and I explained it was because I was extremely anxious. Luckily I monitor my blood pressure regularly and

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    terrified of colonoscopy

    I have recently had both my overies removed because of pain in my lower right hand side and cysts however before this it was suggested that I would need a colonoscopy and now post op and still suffering from a burning pain on the lower right hand side and into my hip and groin and now left thinking

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    Colonoscopy pain

    My procedure was booked for 8.50 yesterday morning. Having taken the prep, I was eager to get underway with things, having had a CT scan in March which diagnosed a tumour in the colon. I had been fast tracked for this appointment by my consultant, and a follow up had been made for me for the 19

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  • Guest M

    Extreme Pain

    I had a Colonoscopy today and I'm afraid to report it VERY much hurt - not agony but at moments not far off (especially when they went round the bends)! I appear to be immune to the effects of Midazolam and Pethidine (even though I was given a high amount IV). I was wide awake all the way through

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    First Colonoscopy

    Hi everyone, Have spent many hours searching sites for \"real\" information and found this to be the best. Had my first colonoscopy today and felt it was only fair to share my experience in the hope that it may help someone else. I saw a consultant in October and, only because I chased

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  • beckiey 1

    My combined Endoscopy and Colonoscopy

    I had my colonoscopy at **** City Hospital. Even though I had read it could be painful, I admit I wasn't that worried about the actual procedure, more about the preparation! The prep was fine, though. Everything went as it should (though I wasn't sure what those Senna tablets were for. The picolax

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  • Guest M

    No sedation, No pain, No problem

    I had a colonoscopy for the first time at Lewisham Hospital on 30th December 2009. My initial concerns were the embarrassment of having it done, and, as an older male, misgivings about a female doctor doing it. The bowel preparation was simple and stress free I had a female doctor and two

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  • Guest M

    Colonoscopy pain

    :cry: I had a colonoscopy in Australia and had a general anasthetic it was good, very professional, though the prep was very tough. Shift forward two years to my colonoscopy in the UK. The prep wasn't too bad, picolax and a restrictive diet. But no anasthetic - a seditive, that did nothing except

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  • Maid Marian 1

    Colonoscopy..really nothing to it

    I am the world's biggest baby, believe me. I am never ill and can't cope with things medical at all. So I went into this with great trepidation and read all the experiences here, both good and bad. One thing to remember one person is the same. So don't take things out of context. The

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