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Old 08-10-2006, 09:45 AM   #1
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Colonoscopy & Menstrual Cycle

I'm scheduled to have a routine colonoscopy on the 18th of August. Unfortunately, it kind of looks like I may be in the midst of my period then. When I scheduled it, I thought I worked it out right and wouldn't be having it; but since then, my periods came a bit earlier than expected...I'm peri-menopausal.

Although I'm not positive this will happen, I wonder if there would be any harm having a colonoscopy during this time..or would it just be that I'd be a bit uncomfortable with the whole idea?

Anyone have this happen? I'm keeping fingers crossed that I don't get it until the day after. I really hate to reschedule as I just want to get this overwith.

 
Old 08-10-2006, 09:50 AM   #2
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Re: Colonoscopy & Menstrual Cycle

The question has come up before. It doesn't make any difference.

 
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Old 08-10-2006, 12:04 PM   #3
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Re: Colonoscopy & Menstrual Cycle

Gastros are used to it. Don't worry. Best wishes.

 
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Re: Colonoscopy & Menstrual Cycle

Thanks much!

 
Old 08-10-2006, 03:43 PM   #5
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Re: Colonoscopy & Menstrual Cycle

the only downfall is the prep. If you do the pills it may not be so bad but if you have to drink go-lytley it could make your cramps much worse.

I would look into the pills if you are at all able to. otherwise i recommend no solid food for 2-3 days before your test to avoid pain.

Maybe the pain was just that bad for me, but if i had no food at all in my system when prepping, it wouldn't have hurt me soo badly i think.

Good luck and hope its not too uncomfortable for you.

 
Old 08-10-2006, 05:49 PM   #6
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Re: Colonoscopy & Menstrual Cycle

I was wondering the same thing I am having one on Monday, and might still be having my period, I am hoping it will be gone, cause I thinkt hat will be yucky!

 
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Re: Colonoscopy & Menstrual Cycle

I'm not bothered by cramps too much, so I'm sure I'll be fine. My doctor has done a few surgeries on me, so I feel comfortable with him and I'm sure blood is no big deal to him anyway.

Chances are I won't be "in full bloom" as I call it when I have it done. Probably just the first day which is usually not much.

 
Old 08-11-2006, 02:57 PM   #8
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Re: Colonoscopy & Menstrual Cycle

This happened to me. Nobody cares except you!

 
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