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



Cancer: Colon Message Board

  • Colonoscopy

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 11-02-2006, 09:56 PM   #1
    trish2
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    trish2's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jul 2002
    Location: cinti,oh usa
    Posts: 33
    trish2 HB User
    Colonoscopy

    Good evening everyone!

    First, I would like to say what a wonderful, amazing, supportive group of people reside here on this board! You are all so caring and supportive. Thank you all for your time and efforts to share your opinions and stories with me over the past month or so. I cannot stress how much I appreciate all of you.

    Colonoscopy was very easy this time. They were actually running ahead of schedule and the doctor's surgery nurse kept coming to get me from the prep area. Made me a bit nervous but I did get to speak to the dr and assure him that I had stopped the Coumadin and I wanted him to do biopsies or remove polyps with this procedure and not to wait. They gave me a heavier sedative this time because I kept waking up last time wih the Versed. This anethesia began with a D but I have never heard of it. I was talking to the anesthesiologist and he asked me how I felt right after they began the IV and I said woozy and the next thing I remember is waking in recovery. While this may have been heavier, I actually woke up easier.

    Anyhow, on to the good news but yet bad (no) news. The Dr. said the colonoscopy did not show any polyps or inflammation (hooray!) and while it showed diverticula, it did confirm the diverticulitis is completely healed. He did not biopsy anything. I wish he would have at least taken a few samples.
    He offered no explanation on my symptoms. The last thing he said to me when leaving ( he stuck his head back in) was "Oh, by the way, you do not need another colonoscopy until you are 50!" He sounded so excited to be telling me this news. Isn't this incorrect? I am just turning 37. Should I really wait until I am 50 to have another colonoscopy?

    I still have all the symptoms. I am already questioning the colonoscopy.
    Did he view the entire colon? Was I cleaned out enough?? Should he have taken a biopsy? Maybe he missed something...Do they usually miss things?

    I had 8 bowel movements today and I still have the chronic left, lower quadrant pain. Not sure where to go from here. I am exhausted with doctors and searching for answers.

    I believe I owe all of you with a dx a huge apology. I feel quite embarrassed that I was positive I had cancer and then it turns out to be nothing. (at least nothing w/ my colon) Thank you so much for being positive and listening to me whine. You are all so strong and such fighters. True inspirations! I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. God does hear and answer.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings,
    ~Trish

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 11-03-2006, 06:13 AM   #2
    Nassau one
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Nassau one's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jun 2003
    Location: London UK
    Posts: 1,301
    Nassau one HB UserNassau one HB UserNassau one HB UserNassau one HB User
    Re: Colonoscopy

    Hi Trsh, it was such a relief to hear from you. We are always glad when the news is good, though it seems you are not quite convinced! Don't be embarassed about being sure you had cancer and then finding you don't....just celebrate! And let us celebrate with you. I am sure others will agree that we all worry when we cannot hear from someone who has had a colonoscopy. I am sure others will comment on the long time the doctor said you should wait until your next one!

    Love and prayers,

     
    Old 11-03-2006, 06:20 AM   #3
    LESLIETOO
    Senior Member
    (female)
     
    LESLIETOO's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Oct 2004
    Posts: 194
    LESLIETOO HB UserLESLIETOO HB User
    Re: Colonoscopy

    Trish

    That's great that your colonoscopy was clear. I think diverticulitis might be a reason if it flairs up again, not to wait 13 years before your next colonoscopy.

    As far as the lower left pain, have you been checked for ovarian cysts, pelvic cysts, fibroids? Have you had any surgeries in the past? It could be adhesions or endometriosis, a narrowing or gravel in the left ureter. If the pain is strongest once a month, that could be when an egg is released.

    Keep searching, there has to be an explanation for your discomfort.

    Leslie

    Last edited by LESLIETOO; 11-03-2006 at 06:22 AM.

     
    Old 11-03-2006, 04:13 PM   #4
    lalee
    Senior Member
    (female)
     
    lalee's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2004
    Location: England
    Posts: 116
    lalee HB User
    Re: Colonoscopy

    That's really good news. so pleased for you

    Lalee

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    any alternatives to a colonoscopy? teejai Arachnoiditis 2 03-14-2009 04:00 AM
    fears of colonoscopy Jody1414 Cancer: Colon 22 09-16-2007 11:12 PM
    Colonoscopy Question Please? Arka5678 Cancer: Colon 22 01-25-2007 09:18 PM
    Colonoscopy yesterday -- not that bad! Daisies4monkeys Bowel Disorders 6 08-28-2006 04:57 PM
    Is colonoscopy necessary considering all the headaches? Mamma Lucia Bowel Disorders 10 02-27-2006 12:50 PM
    Should I do the Flexible sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy? efang Cancer: Colon 19 01-20-2006 02:17 PM
    obstruction/impaction and colonoscopy sorrel2 Cancer: Colon 23 12-02-2005 03:00 AM
    colonoscopy results dont know what to thin?????. dizzyhead Bowel Disorders 4 04-02-2005 04:00 PM
    Endoscopy and Colonoscopy Mom22greatkids Digestive Disorders 17 12-03-2004 02:33 PM
    colonoscopy prep question chelespiglets Cancer: Colon 10 11-28-2004 09:02 AM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    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




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:14 AM.





    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!