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I had a first and hopefully last colonoscopy last week. It was extremely painful throughout - is this normal and should it have been continued if I was in such pain? Or was it up to me to make that call? - I wanted to get through it so braved through but as I was not sedated I'm having bad flashbacks of it now.
Also the endoscopist was pretty consistently ramming his hand up against my anus in a manner that was a little odd I felt. But I gave it teh benefit of the doubt that this is just what he needed to do to get the control he needed over the scope. That said, again because I'm having flashbacks of that too, having looked through Youtube videos, in all of them the endoscopists hand is nowehere near making full on contact with the patients anus. In a way I want to someone to say "yes that's normal" so I can just forget about it! It did feel odd intimate though I have to say :-/ Though to be honest its such a subjective thing that I'm sure i'll just have to accept it either way.. Would be interested to know peoples experiences and views of this.
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