Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Digestive Health Support Forum banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just wondering: I was sort of diagnosed with IBS three months ago, but didn't get a colonoscopy done.

Is that something my doctor missed? I did have x-rays and ultrasounds (abdominal as well as vaginal) and multiple blood, urine, and stool tests done.

Should I insist on a colonoscopy? Did you?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,180 Posts
Just wondering: I was sort of diagnosed with IBS three months ago, but didn't get a colonoscopy done.

Is that something my doctor missed? I did have x-rays and ultrasounds (abdominal as well as vaginal) and multiple blood, urine, and stool tests done.

Should I insist on a colonoscopy? Did you?
I got a colonoscopy. Personally? I think it is a good idea.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,180 Posts
When you call to make an appointment make sure to ask if they put you to sleep or just on twilight drugs for the procedure. If it's just twilight drugs? Call someone else. When they put you out? The procedure is a breeze, believe it or not. One of the easiest procedures I've ever done.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
Well,from what I've read,they are moving away from very intensive exams as it can be diagnosed usually by history. If you are

not showing red flags,they may feel you don't need more intense tests.

I've had three colonoscopies done already,all without being drugged. It was interesting to watch and I enjoyed talking with my Doctors during it.

They do have you plugged in and if you decide you want to be knocked out,they will do it. Mine have all been half water (underwater colonoscopy) and half gas.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28274109

https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/clinical/new-rome-iv-diagnostic-criteria/

http://www.journalnma.org/article/S0027-9684(16)30156-0/fulltext

https://patient.info/forums/discuss/my-colonoscopy-unsedated-73366

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4009549/
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Yeah, I don't like having much anesthesia. Everyone's different. I've had so many digestive problems for so many years I am really curious to see what it looks like in there. But everyone's different. Do your own colonoscopy the way you want it, or not. You don't have to follow my advice or anyone else's.

Whether you need a colonoscopy or not is something to discuss with your doc. They primarily detect cancer and precancerous polyps. They are not without risk. Sometimes they are not properly disinfected and they can perforate the colon (though that risk is low).
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top