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I am 75, does that pose any extra problem for me if I have my colonoscopy without sedation?

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    Hi Lissa, I'm 70 (almost) and I had a colonoscopy a few weeks ago, the only sedation I had was Entonox ((gas and air) and that was optional, I just had to stay in the hospital for about 20 minutes afterwards..  The nursing staff were wonderful, if you are worried ask them when you have your pre-colonoscopy chat.  Good luck smile .
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    Hi Lissa 

    . My Mother im Law was 79 and found it very interesting watching the scope going round. She was absolutely fine. No sedation. Good luck. Please let us know how you get on

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    I had  the  sedation and the pain  meds  and neither  worked  i  did feel  some  discomfort  but not  really painful  i  am  69  and  i was  scared but  its nothing  that bad  without sedation  i just  watched it  all on the  screen to take my mind  off it  they  kept  me in  for  30 mins  after and  were kind enough to  give  me  a  sandwich and  a  cup of  tea  as i  was  really hungry

    some  like  sedation and  pain meds  others  do withought i dont think it  makes  any difference  to be honest  how old you  are  the  medication  wont  hurt you if  you feel  like  taking that  option

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