Posted 09 August 2015 - 07:52 AM
I will hopefully be getting a Colonoscopy appointment sorted soon.
I was wondering, for those who have had one can you please tell me what the whole process of the procedure itself is?
From the moment you walked in to your appointment what happened?
Was there any preparation following up to the appointment required?
What are the after affects?
Any hints/tips to make the process easier?
I would appreciate any advice please.
Thanks in advance.
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Posted 09 August 2015 - 09:38 AM
Posted 17 September 2015 - 03:42 AM
I am in the US, may be slightly different here. for a week before regular diet but with no nuts or seeds. day before a clear liquid diet. then the eve before the procedure you start the prep. in my case it was 4 dulcolax tabs (laxative) and 2 hrs later start with the miralax (a powder laxative) that you mix with 1/2 gallon of gatorade. you drink a glass every 30 minutes until its gone
i'll be honest, it wasnt particularly pleasant. lots of pooping, just passing water the last few hours. they suggest using baby wipes, which i did, but i still ended up with a bit of bleeding. did not sleep particularly well that night. I have had worse nights (like when I had food poisoning), it wasnt the worst thing ever, it just wasnt a lot of fun
The next day i went in for the colonoscopy. put on a gown, laid on a stretcher, talk over the procedure, start an iv. the anesthesiologist said "do you feel a little sleepy" followed by me saying "i'm waking up". the drugs they use are great, there is very little groggy feeling, no sense that any time has elapsed. to the recovery room for maybe 20 minutes, husband drove me home, i took a nice nap and had dinner that evening. The colonoscopy itself was really nothing
Im giving lots of info here because I had a lot of anxiety before going in. I have issues with new things. Hope this helps
Posted 09 January 2016 - 05:46 PM
It's not terrible.
Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:03 PM
I guess, colonoscopy is a test conducted by a doctor to see the inner lining of your intestine. It helps diagnose if one has an ulcer, tumor or internal bleeding.