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I have been suffering for about 4 or 5 weeks now. I have had everything going with IBS. This last week I haven't been cramping or the others things just a real sore feeling in the gut, rumbling and I look pregnant! I am scheduled for a scope next monday (upper and lower). My question is this - if I am better (symptom free) should I go ahead with the scope. I dread it and of course would cancel very quickly but should I go ahead and see what the findings are (if any)? Thanks.
 
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I am scheduled for the colonscopy this next Wed and had the upper GI barium Xrays this last week. I have been worse than ever the last 3 months and waited and waited to see my internist cos I had not had the tests in 10 yrs. Well, it kept getting worse and worse and when Bentyl and Immodium just weren't doing it I finally went and she sent me to a GI specialist. I am glad to being having the scope so I can be sure if I have something other than the IBS that I was diagnosed with 15 yrs ago. I am doing better now and was tempted to not have the scope but just don't think that is a good idea. Doctor won't try any new meds unless the scope shows nothing. I suggest you go ahead with the tests and bear with the problems they cause. Good luck to you. ------------------
 

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Hi maryalex:It's a good idea to have the scope done. As Javamom said, they have to rull out other conditions that mimic IBS. It's good that your symptoms have subsided, but it's better to know for sure.JeanG------------------Member of "The Advance Guard for the Ozone Rangers".May the "farce" be with you. JeanG
 

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I just had upper and lower scopes done this week - I'd had the upper before but this was the first time for the lower one. My doctor told me I definitely have hiatial hernia, ibs, and removed two polyps. He did say he didn't see anything that looked cancerous but took biopsies as a precaution. I am glad to have the tests done, my only problem was the preparation for the test because I kept cramping after the stuff was out of my system. I woke up during the colonoscopy and it was somewhat painful but nothing I couldn't handle. If nothing else, having the tests should relieve your mind.
 

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YES!!!!! Do the scope. Remission from symptoms is temporary at best. Proper diagnosis is a necessity!
 
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Thanks everybody. I have somewhat of a white coat syndrome and hate to have anything done. Everyone tells me this is all a "mental" thing and I know I let things get to me but when I realize they have gotten to me its too late!!!! I thought I was doing pretty good with things when this last spell happened. My husband says "just cope with things!" OK, thank you, I will. That easy. Anyway, thanks for the advice. Depending on which one they do first--just hope they chance scopes!!!!! HA
 
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