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After reading many terror stories on the internet about how horrifically painful this procedure is, I got myself into a right state! I was crying and refusing to have it done, which is not like me! However I had nothing to worry about!
I am simply writing this to reassure other people who have read bad things on the Internet, that there is nothing to be scared about!
I am a 19 year old girl with a very low pain threshold and was worried sick about having my colonoscopy.
When I arrived at the hospital I made a huge fuss and was going to refuse treatment and go home. The staff were wonderful and reassured me and calmed me down. Once I was briefed and calmed, I had a sedative through an IV drip, which made me feel slightly drousy however I did not sleep. I stayed awake and watched the whole prodedure on the screen! I felt absolutely no pain throughout just a slight pressure when they went around the bends.
Afterwards I had some tea and some toast and was out the door in half an hour!
So for those of you worrying, please do not! You will be fine
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