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Had my first colonoscopy yesterday as I suffer from diverticular disease and also had my right ascending colon removed 20+ years ago. I was not looking forward to the prep or the experience. The prep involved citramag and taking 10 senna care tablets following a 2 day low residue diet. The prep was not as bad as I expected. Sure you need to be close to the toilet but did not experience stomach cramps and managed to get a good night sleep before the afternoon appointment. The hospital do offer mild sedation given intraveniously and I am glad I took it. I did experience mild discomfort despite the sedation and was "explored" for quite a while as the surgeon removed a couple of small polyps which hopefully are harmless. After the procedure rested for 30 minutes and was picked up by wife and had a decent meal at home. Today fell a bit tired but dont have any pain or bad symptoms. Hope this is helpful and that progress continues
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