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Yesterday I went in for a colonoscopy for the 5th time, but it had been 10 years due to being out of work and some previous bad experiences with doctors that have a poor bed side manner. I have Crohn's disease or UC, but not really sure which one. I told my doctor before the test that I was in a lot of pain and to be careful. I said if I can't handle the pain we need to stop and I told them I wanted to be put out as much as possible. Well for the most part that was what happened, but at the end of the test I started to come to. I told them at that time that I needed more pain medicine I can feel the pain. They responded to me by saying no, we are almost done. I tried to say stop, but I was under just enough that I couldn't get another word out, so they continued and for being almost done it seemed like an eternity as I was in horrible pain from the scope being passed in and out of my back side many times. All I could do was flintch and try to deal with the pain. Now they know that I have an active bowel disease going on in my rectum and passing that scope in and out was painful. This probably went on for 5 to 10 minutes I suffered. Once I finally was in recovery they asked me to eat and drink something. I was so upset with the doctor at this time I refused and told them I just want to leave. I am so upset about this I couldn't sleep at all. I need to file a complaint, but I don't really want the doctor to get in trouble over this. I just want her to understand what she put me through and in the future she needs to listen better to her patients. When I said I needed more pain reliever I meant that if you don't then the other option is to stop the test. I really didn't need her taking so many biopsies of my rectum, when it was so tender and painful. I am angry that she didn't listen to me and stop. Now I don't trust her. I am not sure what if anything I should do about this, but I feel that she didn't put my comfort as the 1st priority, instead it was more important to finish the test and make me hurt. I think at the very least that is a poor bedside manner and could even be considered unprofessional of her. It was like I was petrified. Unable to move or talk and I was in so much pain. If I had come out of the medicine fog at that time I would have said stop now and if she didn't I would have got up and walked out the door scope and all. So now I am faced with having to write a letter or E-mail to the clinic manager letting them know what had happened to me. They use Versed so she probably figures that I won't remember anything. I wish that was the case. Should I complain to the Manager or someone else is the question?
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