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Old 02-26-2008, 03:50 AM   #1
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billfisher01 HB User
Virtual Colonoscopy?

Anyone ever have one of these? I ask because my mother who is 70 years old just had a regular one, she gets them every couple years.This time however she told me Never again! She simply cant stand the prep anymore. I cant say as I blame her one bit, she is also Diabetic so that day without food etc makes her feel awefull. Anyway just wondering where this virtual one stands and if they are succesfull....Thanks

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Old 02-26-2008, 07:01 PM   #2
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Re: Virtual Colonoscopy?

Hey Bill.....

I understand that the VC is just as effective in diagnosing polyps as a regular colonoscopy. There is prep work the day before...not sure of the food restriction, though.

One drawback is that they're unable to snip a polyp if one is a regular colonoscopy would have to be done anyway to remove it.

I sympathize with your Mom. The prep is the worst and her being diabetic and not able to eat properly adds insult to injury.

There are easier preps out there now. I was allowed water and black coffee the morning my last test. Huge difference from my first one almost 10 years ago.

Best wishes,

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