Well where do I start, havent posted on this site for a long time, have suffered IBS for 8 years or so, am on the waiting list for a colonoscopy and I only just found out yesterday that the specialist wants me to have a Barium Enema first to check for polyps, hence the ouch! and I've heard that you poop concrete for a week afterwards, greaaaaaat!! my rare will never be the same..lol and to top it off my hubby this morning says to me "arent you glad handy cams are alot smaller than they used to be, he says ouch as I thump him" so how bad is it really? I have read that the prep for this is the same as having a colonoscopy? is this true... well I'll leave it there happy reading..