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Hello, I recently posted a message about the horror story of colonoscopy I had on Tuesday. Well, I've continued to have abdominal pain since then. I called my doctor's office this a.m. where I had to leave a message on a machine saying I had pain since the procedure. Yes they were there but too busy to answer the phones. An hour later I get a return call but not from the doctor. I was told to stop by their office to pick up paper work and go to the hospital "STAT" for bloodwork and x-ray. No body even asked me any questions before sending me to the hospital. I arrive at the hospital with the paper work where the x-ray department didn't know why I was there. They had to call the Dr.'s office. Within an hour I'm done with all the tests and return home. The x-ray department said my Doctor would call me. At 4:15 and not having heard ANYTHING I call my doctor's office once again where I have to leave another message. Someone else calls me back 30 min later asking what my problem is. I explain to her the situation and she says oh my god and looks for the test results. She finally yells to another co-worker if she's seen the results. She says, "oh, yeah, he got those earlier and everything is o.k. The girl on the phone repeats this. I reply, "Well then what am I supposed to do about the pain?" I then launch into how terrible the colonoscopy went." She replied, "they did not give you engough medications." She also asked who the doctor was." I went on to tell her that I was thinking about suing that doctor because he did not stop when I asked him to and I've had pain since then. The only response I got was the she would leave a note for my family doctor in the morning!!!!!!!!!So I have yet another day to wait! But I'm sooo mad that NO ONE bothered to call me and I bet no one will call me tomorrow either. Why don't doctor's care about people? I thought that's why they got into medicine.Here I've been in pain and since the results are o.k. they think I'm o.k. - that my pain doesn't exist. I have trouble walking, sitting and moving around. My pain does exist. I did not have this much prior to the procedure. I'm so tired of the #### doctor's dish out. I want to yell, "I'm mad all hell and I'm not going to take it any more!" Thanks for letting me vent.Birdie
 
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I really have never heard of a doctor like this. It's time to look for another one, seriously. This guy is a piece of work. Ask friends or family if they have a doctor who is more human and change.
 

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It sounds like you could be experiencing pain from all the air they put up there during the proceedure. It took me 2 weeks to get rid of all the gas and I remember being very miserable. It seemed at the time that since there was "nothing" wrong with me that at that point no one really cared about me so I know how you feel. If I were you I'd try and get a hold of the report of the proceedure, especially the name of the medication that they gave you so you can make sure you never get it again for anything else. Unfortunately we are sometimes all a bunch of cattle to the medical profession, with insurance restrictions there often isnt much choice, but maybe it is possible for you to switch DR's. I know what you are going through and hope that you are more comfortable soon. (I know that you will be
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Yes, I need a different Dr. I just moved to this state a couple months ago. From what little I've seen this guy, I don't like the way his practice operates at all. Unfortunately I only know a two people so far and neither of them have been helpful. There are not very many doctors in town either and they all practice under the same group as my doctor. But I'm going to look around anyway.As for the pain being gas, I don't believe it's that. This feels more like a muscle that's been pulled in the pelvic floor area. Also my left hip and part of my left thigh are tight that I limp now. I've tried stretching them out but that doesn't help much. I think this will take me awhile to heal. Thanks again for the replies.Birdie
 

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I was so hoping you were feeling better by now. I hope you can find a new doctor. I also am thinking about finding a new doctor as I haven't been satisfied with my treatment either. It is so hard to know what to do and where to go. I wonder if the insurance companies and their policies have anything to do with what seems like a lack of humanity in the medical field. Sometimes it seems the doctors hands are so tied as to what they can do they just adopt an attitude of not caring. Feel better soon, I hate to think you are still in pain.
 

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I am very sorry to hear of your problem. You better be sure they did not puncture your intestines during the process. Are you running a fever.You should find another doctor and I prefer female doctors they seem more caring to me.Linda
 
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Hello once again. Thanks for the support and replies. I was my family doctor's today for the continued pain. He thinks the muscles in that area are my problem. I had x-rays and blood work that came back normal so it doesn't look like a bowel perferation- thank goodness! He also moved my left leg around and my pain increased up in the abdomen. I was told to take pain killers and have a return appt. next week. I just pray this pain goes away.Also, I told him how horrible my colonoscopy went and he was going to make a few phone calls to see what happened. He said there was no reason I shouldn't have been sedated more. I told him that I would be contacting the hospital too and he gave me idea who I should speak too. I just wanted to let everyone know that I haven't given up on my quest and maybe the next person who has a colonoscopy doesn't have to experience what I did.
 

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I completely support you in continuing to find out more about that doctor and what can be done about him. We, patients, have a right to say what's being done to our bodies. Keep up the fight!!
 
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Just a thought. I am a nurse and worked in the operating room for a time. It may be possible that the doctor or nurse was leaning on your leg or pulling it up higher for easier access. This could easily cause muscle strain. Did your doctor suggest warm baths and gentle stretching?Hope you feel better soon!wpmom
 
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The doctor was on my right side and the nurse was on my left but up around my head. She was holding my hand until I squeezed it soo hard that she let go. The only time they touched me and my legs was to roll me to the right because they couldn't get the scope to move the correct direction. The nurse barely touched my leg because I rolled myself when they told me to roll. I've tried stretching, the warm bath and heat, pain killers etc to no avail.The area I hurt inside is where they had a lot of trouble with the scope- down in the sigmoid region. Things would just not move and I thought the area was going to explode. I've never had soo much internal pain. They may not have perferated the colon but I do think they did some sort of damage. It's now day 4 after the procedure & I still have the pain. Thanks for your advice and knowledge. I'm grateful for any help.
 
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Poor Birdie! I hope you can get the help and relief that need. Is it possible that something could have happened with a nerve or something like that? Just a thought. Good luck!!!------------------Deb
 

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Birdie-I'm so sorry that you are still in alot of pain. I still think that the pain you are feeling (same area where I get pain)could be from some trapped gas in there with a spasm. My post colonoscopy troubles lasted a full 2 weeks, it was 8-9 years ago and I still remember it today. I'm glad that your DR is going to bat for you, definatley call or write and keep copies of whatever you send out. The people who did the test will probalby say that what happened to you was rare BUT who cares if YOU are the one it happens to? Take care, I hope things get better for you
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Hi Birdie:I'm really sorry about the pain you are having. I sure hope it lets up soon for you, and I think you're doing the right thing by complaining.Take care.JeanG
 
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Birdie,I would make that Dr and Hospital feel like there had been a hurricane running up and down the halls. You poor thing.. What a nightmare. I hope you start feeling better soon.
Shirley
 
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