CT Colonigraphy was way less traumatic than imagined

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Just wanted to call out to anyone fretting a lot about aCT colonography. I had it last week and imagined it to be very uncomfortable and painful.. we’ll all I can say.. as someone who has never had such an invasive procedure ie. a bowel exam - it really was fine. I imagined all kinds of horrors... but it really was very little discomfort at all. I imagined serious wind pain... but nothing. The body absorbs it all... Just want to throw out some reassurance from a total baby when it comes to medical examinations!!!!

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    Thank you Lesley

    I’m sure there are others who will appreciate your input on this.  

    I am such a chicken that I always make having a colonoscopy much harder on myself.  Good for you, and glad all went well! 

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    I totally agree with you I also had one done after a unsuccessful attempt of a colonoscopy which I didn't tolerate .

    I,d stressed myself out over the thought of this procedure the bowel prep was a breeze some contrast liquorice tasting laxative not gallons of putrid bowel prep .

    I felt a little twinge once when my bowel was getting air pumped in . I,d worked myself up over nothing .. no stomach pains it was less intrusive ..

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    What's the difference between that & a colonoscope ? Mines had to be abandoned half way through , apparently I reacted badly . 

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      It's known as a virtual colonoscopy it's not invasive no scope goes through your bowel.

      They insert a tiny tube to put air into you ( painless ) and you get a ct scan done .. I'll be totally honest it's easier and pain free . Only problem is if polyps show or they need biopsies you then have to have colonoscopy

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    Good Morning:

    In May of this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug that could make preparation for the screening easier. The drug is called Plenvu, it's supposed to replace the traditional, poor-tasting bowel cleaning liquid that patients drink to prep their systems for a colonoscopy. The drug will allow patients take less liquid and still prepare for the screening. 1 liter instead of the traditional 2 liters.

    It should be available in the US third qtr. 2018.



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