Well just got back from my first ever colonoscopy! I am a healthy 28 year old female and was only referred due to experiencing blood in my stools. What an experience! I opted for sedation and was given 1mg of midazolam and 50mcg of fentanyl with no effect!! I was in so much pain at one point they had to stop, they did gave me another dose of the painkiller but didn't seem to have a quick enough effect
A 12 mm polyp was removed from the distal sigmoid. I have been advised to visit my GP in 2 weeks (for the results I assume?) and to have a repeat colonoscopy in 1 year.
I am just wondering why they want me to have a repeat in 1 year, when they usually repeat in 3-5 years? Do they suspect something more serious? I have no history of bowel cancer or polyps in my family and only 1 polyp was found? The report also indicates that the bowel prep was good.
Any advice would be appreciated