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I thought I would share my experience with you guys as I know it can be a scary time waiting for your colonoscopy. My story starts 2 years ago when I had my first colonoscopy due to bleeding I was 35 at the time.
I was so scared I believed something terrible was going to be found, I was suffering blood in bowl, constant loose stools and stomach cramps for a couple years. When I took moviprep the day before to clear my bowls there so so much blood I was freaking out. Next day I was on the bed had no pain sedative just gas and air and have to say why painful at some points want so bad, a 2cm polyp was removed and was found to be benign. I was told to come back in 3 years to see if I had anymore. This brings me to now, I had been experiencing lose and flat stools and blood again for a few months and was sent for repeat colonoscopy early (again anxiety kicked in and feared the worst) took bowl prep again was moviprep and again at the end of the prep was bleeding. Today I went in for my colonoscopy and chose to be sedated ( NHS) I was awake threw the colonoscopy but some how don't remember much as I thought it was over in 5 mins but had been in for half an hour, I would strongly recommend the sedative if you are extremely anxious as I was. This time was clear of polyps and just had grade 2 pro internal hemmorids. So for you guys out there that are putting this off out of fear for the worst I understand I nearly did twice, but has you can see from my story even when you believe all the signs are there for it to be the worst there's a strong chance it won't be. Once you have had the colonoscopy you know and knowing is everything, putting it off because of worry will only make worry more trust me my anxiety was so bad I had to take diazepam in the weeks leading up to it.
Trust me guys half hour of going threw a colonoscopy is a lot better then the months or years you spend with the worry of not knowing in the back of your mind
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