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Old 01-15-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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Colonoscopy prep concern - need to hear from people who've done this

Hello, I'll be going in for my first colonoscopy on Friday (Jan. 20, 2012). I'm terrified on so many levels but many of my concerns have already been put to rest from looking at other posts on these message boards. One very real concern is how am I NOT going to have a bowel movement on the way to the hospital or during the procedure? This sounds kinda silly, but I'm pretty worried about it. My prep instructions require me to drink 1/2 of the Nutralyte solution on the actual day of the procedure (which is at 10:00 a.m.) Does anyone know what I should expect during those last couple of hours leading up to the procedure with regard to my bowel movements? I'd really appreciate any input I can get. Thanks.

 
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:58 PM   #2
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Re: Colonoscopy prep concern - need to hear from people who've done this

You will be fine, I am the biggest chicken in the world and I got through it with no problems whatsoever and I even had an Endoscopy done at the same time. When I had my colonoscopy, I had to fast for a few days and drink something called Go-Lytely and I have to say, I was so emptied out there was no way I could have had any kind of movement for 2 days afterward, trust me! Like you, I was terrified and as soon as I told the nurses, they led me to a backroom where I could be wrapped in warm towels and watch a movie and was offered a sedative. Then I met with the doctor and the other nurses, felt amazingly relaxed and the next thing I knew, it was all over and I had gingerale and soda crackers in my hands. Good luck!

 
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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Re: Colonoscopy prep concern - need to hear from people who've done this

I had a colonscopy very recently (6 months ago) and it all went without a hitch. No pain at all.. Good luck to you

 
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