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I live in the USA. I want an unsedated colonoscopy because I don't like the idea of medicine, being put to sleep, etc. and one time I also had a bad experience with a sedative.
Apparently it's hard to find doctors in the USA to do these things unsedated, at least in my area. I did find one the other day who said he'd do it, however when I asked how many unsedated ones he'd done before, he said ZERO, and anyone would tell you you need a doctor with experience doing them unsedated or you are in for a rough ride.
There is also something called 'water assisted' or 'water exchange method' which is supposed to make it a lot more comfortable for an unsedated patient, however no luck in finding clinics or doctors who advertise this.
Finally, I decided I might have more luck with an MRI colonoscopy (not ct - don't want the radiation). However, google searches only come up with articles on the subject, not places where one can get one done.
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