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  • Colonoscopy Day

    So today I have my colonoscopy at 2pm. Don't know why but I'm really nervous. Had my first moviprep at 7pm last night, waiting to start the second on at 6am this morning, is it normal to have a really dry mouth despite the amount of water I'm drinking?

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  • Are you scared or worried about a Colonoscopy ?

    I have had 2 colonoscopy's and I am having another one tomorrow at 9am. First let me reassure you that it does NOT hurt at all. You will either have a general or local anaesthetic and before you know it you will be having a cup of tea and a biscuit in the recovery room. The worst thing is drinking...

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  • Painful Colonoscopy

    I am trying to collate information on this. I had one done yesterday and I have never known pain like it. I even shouted for them to stop but all they kept giving me is gas and air and telling me to breath deeply with it. It did not help. I know this is not always the case but after reading lots of messages...

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  • Painful colonoscopy

    Having had many operations in the past plus chemotherapy I can say without any hesitation that my colonoscopy carried out at Nottingham City Hospital was the most painful experience I have ever endured. It was sheer agony throughout and even though I wrote to complain afterwards the only response was...

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  • I had my Colonoscopy today

    Hello everyone. I just had my Colonoscopy. Being life time smoker and 60 now, i was asked for stool test. They found some blood in 3 samples I sent them. They asked me to repeat the test second samples had no blood. They asked me to sent another batch of 3 samples. I normally has no pain or visible blood...

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  • Second colonoscopy.

    I'm due for my second colonoscopy next month, 3 years after the first one which was clear. I had an extended right hemicolectomy for T3N0M0 bowel cancer. CEA blood tests have all been OK as was a CT scan 2 1/2 years ago. But I'm getting nervous of course, not about the procedure, but...

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  • Colonoscopy woos

    i don’t get it.  So many stories of how horrible a colonoscopy can be yet so many blindly following a doctor into ythe procedurejust because he said you need to do it at age 50.  Those with a family history or serious issues with their digestive system I can understand, but just becaiuse I’ve...

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  • First colonoscopy experience

    Hello, I thought I'd post my colonoscopy experience to reassure anyone who is (very understandably!) nervous about the experience. I am a 30 year old female with lower right abdominal pain and had a colonoscopy last Wednesday to try and diagnose the problem. The procedure took place at ********,...

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  • Colonoscope .

    Had my first colonoscope today . Didn't go well , had to be abandoned half way through .  I was doing ok till it got to a part that was really painful , so I asked for sedation , then I've no idea what happened , woke up in room to be told, it wasn't safe to be carried out so it had...

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  • Colonoscopy

    Hello, It seems to be one thing after another with me lately. I was hospitalised in Sept. for an abscess and fluid on my left lung and lost 11 kilos, I am still losing weight so my doctor sent me for a blood test plus stool test which showed blood in the stools. I had a colonoscopy February this year...

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  • Colonoscopy normal but waiting for biopsy results...

    Hey, I'm new to this but I'm in need of some advice if anyone can help! Iv always had constipation for years, had a colonoscopy 7 years ago at the age of 17 due to it, was all normal and just said it was IBS. Fast forward to last year I became anemic, in May this year I started to get lower...

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  • Husbands colonoscopy

    my husband has been told to have a colonoscopy due to some occult blood.  I am freaking out.  I hate his gi doc and don't trust him any further than i can throw him.  I was molested as a child and to me it just feels like if he does the C he's being voluntarily molested. Its hard...

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  • First timer for colonoscopy

    First time to have colonoscopy cant get a procedure scheduled for 2 months. I am really concerned showing symptoms like losing a lot of weight no visable blood in stool stool size is normal going at least once a day diarrhea only twice will having to wait for procedure affect out come?

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  • Hepatobiliary scan after colonoscopy?

    Hi, Random but freaking out slightly here so after a bit of advice from anyone who may have gone through a similar experience, firstly I have coeliac disease which I was diagnosed with ten years ago....it's well managed yet in the last six months my bowels have gone very unpredictable and react...

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  • Painful Colonoscopy with Haemorrhoid banding

    OMG how painful is this procedure??? I went to work while doing the bowel prep, wasnt advised not to and the hospital was suprised when they found out I had gone to work. The procedure itself was nothing short of horrific, I was screaming in pain and begging them to stop and I heard the Dr ask 'as...

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  • colonoscopy fasting diet

    Hi Can somebody tell me if it is ok to have Marmite in hot water   or oxo stock cube "soup" the day before a colonoscopy as part of the `clear liquid diet. Any tips how to cope with nausea due hunger and to much liquid also welcome. Thanks

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  • Putz

    Being a Colon Cancer survivor that endured months and months of chemo, not knowing whether I was going to live or die following the resection - watching the anguish on my childs face and fear in my wife's eyes, as well as my mother, breaking down in the hospital following my wife fainting upon getting...

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  • Perforation from colonoscopy?

    Hi, I'm having a colonoscopy this week and I'm just doing some research beforehand. I will be having conscious sedation for the procedure. I have heard that although it is rare, colonoscopies can cause bowel perforations. Does this happen during the procedure and do you feel symptoms of this...

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  • Uterus Bulge

    Hello,  i recently got a colonoscopy and my intestine is okay but my GI noticed that uterus is kinda bulging on my rectum. she noted that t could be endometriosis, but also maybe bc of my small frame? I've been having rectum pain, so she concluding that that was probably why. What do you guys...

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  • Waiting For My Colonoscopy Results

    I'm a 63 year old male. I am disabled with various physical and neurological disorders. A few months ago I noticed my stool was a black tar consistency, I've also had no appetite, losing a lot of weight, been feeling very fatigued. So my doctor referred me to a GI specialist. He did the scope...

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  • Scared I have colon cancer

    Hello all, I am a 56 yr old male. I had a colonoscopy six years ago. The colonoscopy was all clear, no polyps or anything. Doc said come back in 10 years. However, since then I have had rectal bleeding, but since I had them prior to the colonoscopy didn't think much of it. Was diagnosed by doc with...

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  • Colonoscopy Without Sedation

    I am writing this in the hope of reassuring a person that is preparing for a colonoscopy. I am a woman in my mid thirties and have had a colonoscopy today without sedation and although offered, did not need the gas and air in the end either. The whole bowel was scoped. I would best describe, the...

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  • Colonoscopy Testing

    I am 63 years old and over the last few years I have been diagnosed having multiple Lacunar & ischemic thrombosis strokes, seizures, Coranary artery disease, type 2 diabetes. A few months ago I started having no appetite I began losing tons of weight, black tar stool. They did a colonoscop 4 weeks...

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  • Can't handle the idea of undergoing bowel prep yet again

    In late July I was given a bowel prep laxative to ease a week or so long bout of constipation. I can't type its name out because the day I used it was probably the worst day of my entire life. I did everything the doctor told me to, I took the right dosage at the right times and everything. But...

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  • Capsule endoscopy, how to request one?

    My only symptoms have been dark red blood mixed in with stools and blood tests reveal low iron. I have thus been referred for (2 week fast track) colonoscopy and they found nothing. I have had about 5 blood tests checking for iron dificiency, H pylori infection, celiac disease, kidney and abdominal scan...

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  • REALLY Bad Experience of Colonoscopy

    Hi. I'm 53 and had my first colonoscopy today. Because I had no-one available to take me home I opted for the gas and air. I have to say it was an absolutely horrendous experience for me; absolutely excruciating. The endoscopist did say I had a particularly tight twist on the first bend and he...

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  • Dr did not remove all polyps

    I've had three colonscopys, all with large polyps removed. I had my third on Friday and the Doctor said he removed 9 polyps, and I will need to come back in 6 to 12 months. He said there were more, I didn't remove them all, but I'll get it all cleaned out next time.  The polyps he removed...

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  • First time Colonoscopy - My experience

    Hi, I thought i'd share my experience with others, esp those going through it for their first time. When i was told the news, i was so worried and had lots of questions I didn't know what to think at first. So i'm hoping sharing my experience will help others, even if it's just one person....

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  • Colonoscopy

    I've had a colonoscopy done and report shows that my terminal lleum was not visualised , wondering if anyone knows what it means.

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  • colonoscopy report

    Hi everyone , had the tests! don't understand the results report which is.. they were looking for crohns celiac and IBS... any ideas? or 4 week wait for biopsy results haha Colonoscopy Rectum Normal. Procedure: Biopsy Sigmoid Colon Normal Descending Colon Normal Splenic Flexure Normal ...

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  • Extremely painful colonoscopy

    Hi, I had a colonoscopy yesterday... I would like to share my experience... I have a pain in my abdomen for 4 years and feel unwell, bloated and in pain almost every day. After many tests - almost all negative, a test for calprotectin came increased so my dr sent me to have a colonoscopy to have a look...

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  • Colonoscopy For Suspected IBD / Picolax Bowel Prep Query

    Hi All Hoping some of you might be able to give me some reassurance concerning a Colonoscopy for suspected Inflammatory Bowel Disease, due in a couple of weeks time, following high Faecal Calprotectin results. This is my second colonoscopy, the first was a couple of years back, and that one went well,...

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  • Colonoscopy Anxiety

    Many reasons for anxiety prior to a colonoscopy are legitimate. Here’s my story. When I was 46 I had some really bad right-sided belly pains. Doc admits me into the hospital so to get immediate tests. I prep for a scope and get a CT scan. Prior to the scope they confirm that I have a mass in my large...

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  • colonoscopy and upper endoscopy at the same time

    Last Friday I had a combined colonoscopy and endoscopy of the oesophogus, duodenum and stomach done at the same time. Leading up to the procedure I was absolutely terrified and spent hours looking for information from people who'd had it done so I thought I would share it for others who may have...

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