Originally Posted by sammi2
I am 65 yrs old. During the physical exam at dr's office they found blood in my stool. It was not the home occult test I've always done at home but the one they do when doing pelvic exam. I call it a finger smear. I am worried about the stress of doing the fasting & clean out b/4 colonoscopy. I have seizures, hypoglycemia, adrenal exhaustion etc. I always pass out when I have an enema, how will I ever survive this procedure? I do not do well with sedation because of low BP. Thanks for your input.
Everyone doesn't have to go through that low residue diet before a colonoscopy. Besides that, you must remain in a good mind-set; regardless of whether you have to have that low residue. I did have to have it, my daughter did not. Make sure your Doc knows your concerns. Ask if it is absolutely necessary. If so, try your best to remain calm.