sigmoidoscopy worries

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hi im having a sigmoidoscopy next week thought great not a bid tube only 2 ft wont hert but reading some peoples blog im terrified.i ws offered a bottle of bearium to do at home or have it done when i go back what the hell are u suposed to get it up your own bum at home

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    Hi Shirley, please don't worry yourself unduly. I haven't had a  barium for many years but I have had many sigmoidoscopy ? Please read my previous comments on this subject.


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    I had mine done at the hospital don't worry about that . That's the easy bit . Good luck .
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      Hi I was expecting a full one all around the bowel but only doing the one side and Anus just a short tube to the other ones. Carnt get back to being alive until I go on the ninth been for accessing today was even scared of that hate hospitals.

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    I had one about (15 years ago in the US).  I was lied to, and told that it was pain-free, and no sedation was needed.

    I have never returned for anything so invasive and painful.  I don't trust doctors whatsoever.  And I worked in health care for over 20 years.


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