Re: colonoscopy/ Angie??
Re: colonoscopy/ Angie??
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Posted by Sheri
on September 26, 2000 at 03:01:17:
In Reply to: Re: coloscopy/ Angie?? posted by Angie E on September 25, 2000 at 17:02:57:
: : : : I'm a 14 year old female. Lately I've been having problems with constipation. My dr says I need a colonscopy so I have one scheduled this week. I am SO nervous I don't even know anybody that has had this test I can talk to but I have read horror stories about it. Can some experienced person please tell me?
: : : I just had my colonoscopy last week and it was a piece of cake. They will knock you out before they even touch you and you'll wake up and will feel fine! I don't remember a thing about it. They'll put an IV in your arm (just a little stick, nothing major) It will be over in about 15 minutes. As soon as you wake up, you go home and sleep for the rest of the day.
: : : The day before when you drink the laxative, you might want to put a little vaseline on your anus. The most uncomfortable part of the whole thing is diarrhea. There wasn't any cramping at all. Your hiney will sting. Be sure and drink lots of water. If I had to do one again, I would do it in a heartbeat! Good luck and let us know how it goes!
: : : Angie E
: : Angie,i have had ALL other tests but the colon,my dr. says with my workup i don't need it,so did a 2nd opinion,i did have the sig.did you have a need to have it? symptoms? thanks,Krissy
: I refused the sig for a whole colonoscopy. Had to change dr.'s to do it too. My dr. was none to nice about me refusing the sig. I decided that if I was going to have to go through that, I wanted to whole thing looked at. And with a sig, you arn't sedated. I had a lower Gi and I would much rather give birth without pain relief again than go through something like that without being knocked out. A sig only sees the first 10 inches of the colon, not the whole thing. I was glad that I did it, because now I know they there is nothing that they missed. I had hell with the dr when I refused the treatment they recommended. They even refused to refer me to the dr I wanted in the first place. My primary care physician held my referrals hostage, so, I changed my primary care physican, and was able to go to the dr. I wanted and have the colonosocopy I wanted in the first place. Unless you are having major troubles that are unexplainable, I would think a sig would be enough. It just provides peace of mind to have the whole thing done (and sleep through it in the process!).
: Angie E
Hello Krissy and Angie! I too have to get a colonoscopy.....on Halloween, if you can believe it! I just wanted to thank Angie for writing her response, and to Krissy for making me see that I am not the only one who has the tendency to freak out a little (; Try not to worry Krissy, and thanks to Angie for the taking the time to make us feel a little easier about the whole procedure!