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Just giving my experience on the procedure I had done this week on tuesday, the day before the examination, you will need to clear the bowel, this all depends on your appointment the next day, I had movi prep, I think there all pretty much the same, you have to drink 2 litres of the stuff, so will need a litre jug to mix properly, you then drink small glasses over the next hour, this is repeated again about 2 hours later, so 1 litre and then another, the laxitive tastes disgusting, I bought a Robinson's still orange to dilute it to make it more bearable and this is ok to do as I asked the nurse before hand, when you start the prep make sure your near the toilet and have plenty of toilet roll and wet wipes to hand, also Vaseline helps with the soreness ! The whole process took about 7 hrs so make sure you've got everything you need at home before hand, also nothing to eat 8hrs before you start, you can still drink water and soft drinks but no milk, Onto the day of examination, I'd read lots of forums on having gas and air or sedatation, even when I arrived to the hospital I still couldn't decide and they will not advise you it has to be your decision, in the end I decided on gas and air ! BIG MISTAKE ! It didn't offer any pain releif just made me feel dizzy, I was having a full colon examination and the pain was incredible like someone stabbing you inside, the gas and air did nothing no matter how much I breathed in, it did make me scream at some points and I have a high pain barrier, the whole examination took about 20 mins, if I had to have it done again I would have sedatation with out a doubt, I spoke to another nurse and she had it done a week or so ago with sedation and didn't feel a thing, you have to ask for maximum sedatation though or you might still feel some pain, ok the recovery is longer but i would prefer that then having to go though all that pain again, afterwards the examination your taken to recovery as your full of air and bloated again this was very painful and the only way is to pass it but it takes a while, I'm on my second day now after it all and still feel sore inside, I would definatley recommend a days rest after it to recover from it all. Results are given on the day.
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