Colcoscopy?

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Has anyone had colcoscopy? Is it painful? My Gp suggested that she will refer me. I am waiting for an appointment at the moment.

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    Totally painless. They will give you propofol and the procedure takes about 10 minutes or less. The hardest thing for me, and you will hear most people say, was having to drink the prep the night before, but I've heard it's much easier than it was when I had mine done 7 years ago.

    When I had mine done (this was before all the meno nonsense, but maybe not since I had been dealing with a year of diarrhea) I woke up feeling very refreshed. Don't worry, you'll be fine. And then when you find out everything was great you won't have to worry about it for another ten years! yay!!

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    I turned 50 this year so I'm due for one.. I'm not ready to do it now but perhaps next year. Some drinks are worse than others so research that before hand. That will help drinking that stuff a little more.

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    If you're referring to having your lady bits examined, as I suspect, it's not painful according to my daughter who suffers from dysplasia (pre-cancerous cells on her cervix). She gets this every year and a biopsy to see if she needs the cells removed. If no biopsy it's pretty much just like a pap smear.

    Good Luck!!

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    Yes definitely research the cleanse first. The stuff they gave me to drink tasted like lemon and I don't do lemon. So it made me sick to my stomach. Not painful and I had a good nap.

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    lol! Sorry about my response but I'm glad I wasn't the only one. I've never had a colcoscopy.

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    I just had one done. No pain whatsoever. Results came back normal. Age-related inflammation. I was super nervous for it, but it was quick and painless. I hope it goes well! xo

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    Don't be worrying yourself its absolutely painless and quick. i had one done in 2017.

    like suzanne says its the drink thats the hardest to take which is the day before and you must make sure your near a toilet, i took the day off work.

    you'll be fine hun x

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    Hi IC,

    I am glad you asked this question... I am due for one in November, and the replies have eased my mind.

    Best of luck! Let us know how it goes.

    Take care,

    Sara

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