It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Cancer: Colon Message Board
Post New Thread   Reply Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-21-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 582
arlmon18 HB User
Unhappy failed colonoscopy

I have had 2 previous routine colonoscopies. Both were uneventful - no polyps, no complications. Yesterday, the doctor could not complete the colonoscopy, because he said there was a sharp turn and as much as he tried, he didn't want to perforate the colon. He even switched to a smaller tube, but he couldn't get through (less than 1/2 way). Needless to say, I was very upset. The doctor reassured me that since I had 2 colonoscopies (the last one 5 years ago), the possibility of having a tumor is very very small. I have to see him again in 2 weeks, where he will probably schedule a virtual colonoscopy. The only problem with this is that if there is a polyp, they can't remove it. I still can't undertand how my colon could change in 5 years. It doesn't make any sense to me. Also, this time it was very painful, unlike the other times. All that prep for nothing.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 12:13 PM   #2
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New York City
Posts: 207
Voxx976 HB UserVoxx976 HB UserVoxx976 HB UserVoxx976 HB UserVoxx976 HB User
Re: failed colonoscopy

See another gastroenterologist.

 
Reply With Quote
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 04-28-2013, 08:20 PM   #3
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2
bichonlady HB User
Re: failed colonoscopy

I also had two failed colonoscopies. Then I got very sick 8+ years later, spent 6 1/2 wks in the hospital. They finally completed a colonoscopy. To find I had stageIIIb colon cancer. Came very close to losing my life. I didn't follow through after the first two attempted colonoscopies. Wasn't a smart decision. If I had done something about it then, I could probably have saved myself major surgery & chemotherapy!! When they attempted the first two colonoscopies I remember waking up during the procedure feeling like they were hitting a brick wall. The pain was excruciating!!
Please follow up early detection is so very important. If your doctor can't do a complete colonoscopy there are other doctors that can. I'm a firm believer in second opinions. I know the prep isn't great. Research the Internet there is lots of information on new preps and information to help you get through it easier.
Good luck, my thoughts & prayers are with you.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply Reply




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Aspirin
Ativan
Coumadin
Demerol
Lomotil
  Morphine
Nexium Potassium
Tylenol
Xeloda




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



paulcindy88 (7), Nassau one (4), LESLIETOO (4), gwb123 (4), Daisy65 (4), JJSMITH (3), solofelix (3), brachy (3), kjmiller (3), Misssty (3)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1136), MSJayhawk (941), Apollo123 (857), janewhite1 (823), Titchou (773), Gabriel (743), ladybud (667), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (655), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:40 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!