Nervously awaiting ct colonoscopy scan

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I am waiting for an appointment for my first ct colonoscopy scan to determine if I have diverticulosis. I have been having pain on and off on my left side for quite a while, my other symptoms are excessive wind and pelvic pain which has only recently started. I have not experienced severe pain fortunately but I need to find out what's wrong for peace of mind. I have read from people on this forum that a ct colonoscopy scan is quite painful when the air is pumped into the rectum. I am a but nervous now about having it done, my doctor didn't tell me she just said it was less invasive than a colonoscopy using a camera. Has anyone got some reassurance? Regards Kate 

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    CALM down, !!!! Iv'e had two of them. I confess to being a bit (lot)  jittery

    with the firsr one .Quite frankly I do not know where the GREAT PAIN from blowing

    a bit of wind up. It was a bit of a strange feeling, but nothing you won't forget

    almost as soon as they have done it/ You may get some pain if you are very 

    stressed ,because you will clench your butt .and it will contract,and make it

    difficult for the camera to slide.

    They will tell you everything they are doing, there's even one technician who

     will hold your hand 

    So, watch the monitor and relax, it will soon be over, Then you can hav a cup

    of teacheesygrin

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      It's not a colonoscopy I.e. With camera inserted into the rectum, it's a ct scan hence the pumping of air into the rectum. Apparently it really hurts around the pubic and vagina when they do this! My partner recently had a colonoscopy camera and said it was a breeze!! Perhaps he liked it!! 
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    I am so sorry Kate, I feel really guilty putting up my last post and worrying you😐. I think perhaps it was painful for me as I obviously have issues in my pelvic floor area. It is by no means unbearable though and just made me feel like I urgently nneeded to use the toilet. It is a relatively quick procedure too. Im sure you will be fine and wondering what I was making the fuss about lol ☺

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    Compared to a failed camera colonoscopy due to the pain and me begging them to stop, and I consider myself to have quite a good pain threshold, the ct colonoscopy is a walk in the park. Please do not worry about it. When the air was pumped in, it did feel a little uncomfortable, but only for a short time. Oh and when they put the dye in through the canula, by the time it reaches your pelvis you feel as though you have wet yourself, but you 
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      oops, I'll carry on smile. obviously haven't smile.  Where I had it done, the staff were brilliant, talked me step by step through everything, which is more than they did with the 'normal' colonoscopy.
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