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Always been healthy except for spinal disease which was always manageable . Now at 56 the lumber has really inflamed causing a loss of colon motility for the last 3 months. I can no longer poop on my and require stimulant laxatives as my ONLY vehicle to prevent a more serious condition of fecal impaction. It took a while to determine the right does/schedule to make things work.
Now, I need a colonoscopy. But since that highly stimulates your colon with both stimulant laxatives and osmotics , I'm afraid that my upset the sensitive balance I have now making the colon desensitized or hyper sensitized for a period of time. This has happned a few times with past colonoscopies lasting up to a month when my colon was healthy. If I lose the ability to clear the colon I'm in serious dodo (literally) but I also need a colonoscopy.
My doctor said it will be fine, but doctors always say that with unknowns like this. My experience has been they can be just as wrong as right in such cases but don't tend to really think about it. They just give a blanket reassuring answer in hopes of mitigating your concern.
Should I risk it?
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