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Today i was admitted as a day case to have a colonoscopy and a endoscopy, i was sedated but felt the whole thing, the pain for the colonoscopy was physically unbearable and i was crying and screaming, they then upped my sedation and completed the endoscopy. Did it hurt this bad for anyone else? I feel very bruised and uncomfortable now but relieved to be back in bed at home (the pain ive got now is a bad abdomial cramp and bloating).They took 2 biopsys and i get the results to that and my blood tests on tuesday, i dont really know what to expect but my consultant said my bowel was spasaming severely.
(is there any drugs that i will be prescribed to stop this? or is there a natural cure?)My doctor also became concerned as he noticed that i bruises/discolouration some of which had appeared during the 1h 30min procedures, i bruise very easily, can this be linked with IBS?I am being referred to a blood specialist..And the journey continues...
 

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I am really sorry to hear about your examinations being so unbearable.I have had both done also but i can honestly say i did not feel very much at all,the endoscopy was uncomfortable when it was going down and i was fighting against that,but apart from that i remember nothing else.Maybe they should have sedated you a bit more.I had a sore throat afterwards,but that was all and of course i felt very tired.I bruise easily also,my Doctor done some blood tests all came back negative.I am very slim so it seems i bruise with the least little bump.I do hope you feel better soon.Maybe you should let your Doctor know about the experience you have went through today.Take care.
 

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Hisorry to hear it was a traumatic experience. I remember both mine well. My colonoscopy was very painful at times and the endoscopy i could not tolerate. My sedation was non existant. . . . i was fully conscious, the sedation was not enough.I have seen people go through this procedure (as a student nurse) and for most the sedation they give is enough. But for some the drugs don't always work as well.At least you've had them done.
 

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Magicfishjust wanted to add my sympathies-horrid experience for you. Often underestimated the trauma of these procedures. Just sorry for you and hope they find something to treat and then it will have been worth it. I think the worst thing about IBS is often the fact that we suffer, go through horrid tests and then are left to our own. Just IBS.................I've just been through an anal ultrasound, physiology tests and a flexible sigmoidoscopy. Am told the GI will write to me......BUT....no doubt it will reveal little as I suspected and I really wanted something to help rather than a load of negative...ish test results. I'm no further forward despite finding a damaged sphincter, haemorrhoids and an inflamed colon-suspect I will be told to just to keep upping the imodium. So frustrating.
 

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I am sorry you had an unpleasant experience, unfortunately it does happen for some. If your colon was in spasm that would most likely explain why the pain was so intense. As for the bruising, it's a good idea to get that checked into further as that is not typical of colonoscopy from what I know. Eat easy to digest foods for the next day or so - bananas, white rice, toast, baked white fish or chicken breast. And rest as much as you can. You'll be back to normal in no time.Peace,Elizabeth
 
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