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:shock: I had to go in for a colonoscopy mid December and it was a nightmare!! My doc thinks I suffer from IBS but wanted me to get a thorough check and even though the consultant agreed with the doc he wanted me to get one \"just in case\" I agreed... more fool me! I gave him my medical history and an appointment was made. I was kept waiting for an hour after my appointment time but all of the staff we lovley and very reassuring. Even though the consultant had taken all of my history the nurse who was performing the proceedure new nothing about a previous operation I had had, which was an important issue as it actually affected the colonoscopy, as the nurse stated that it made the proceedure a little more difficult AND more painful. During the consultation I was not offered any pain relief even though he knew (or should have known) that it was going to be harder to perform! As you can imagine I was mortified when I found this out and even though I tried my best to relax I could not take the pain and it took 3 of them to hold me down as I screamed my head off for them to stop, which they eventually did. They had managed to get so far and told me that they had not seen ANYTHING, they did not have a clue what they were looking for as they did not have much to go on from my notes. My colonoscopy was just a precaution but as the consultant had requested it, they wanted me to make another appointment but this time WITH sedation which I have just had through the post but there is no way I am going back even with sedation as I am now too scared to go back there. It was a NIGHTMARE. So if you are thinking about getting one then PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure you get sedation and ask all the right questions.
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