Colonoscopy gone wrong

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Maybe because there is a history of colon cancer in my family and a colonoscopy is the most definitive way to tell if anything is wrong. I was nervous about this procedure but found it to be a pretty easy test and you wont feel anything. The only yucky part was drinking that prep stuff but if you get the fleet phoso soda there isnt as much of it to drink. Hope I helped answer some of your questions.
However, recently one of my employee's husband went on a routine check up. They said since he is 47 he should have a colonoscopy... When he was done with that, he is now doing radiation and chemo... He has full blown cancer all over his pelvis... My gp advised with no history in my family, I am good to wait until I am 50 but if I did have a history of it, she'd recommend that I did it when I was 40... Now I am thinking about lying to her just so she'll write orders for one...
1, 2008, he had bled to death at the young age of 18. They had to do an autopsy to determine what had gone wrong, I chose not to here the results. I want to remember his smile that lit up a room and my heart, and his last words to me. I cannot take hearing of anymore of his suffering. His younger brother is still unable to sleep in the bedroom they shared, and his sobbings at night wake his mom. He watched his dad suffer and die, and now his big brother, his best friend.
Well, ever since the colonoscopy, my constipation and feelings that I have not gone enough are gone. I go twice a day, normal amounts now. It's great! Has anyone every heard of this??? I am perplexed. I would ask the gastro, but I don't go to see him anymore since he was a referrral for doing the colonoscopy only. Has anyone ever had a colonoscopy "cure" their constipation????
Once my physician saw I was having problems, he told me I was constipated and had me on laxatives for 3 months. Then I had a colonoscopy and found nothing wrong. After that he told me that because I had no more female organs that he was not the right doctor for me and that he could do nothing more to help me. Since then I have been to a few doctors and it took me a very long time to get my insurance to approve everything. My endoc.
i just got back from having a colonoscopy done and the findings came back as follows the perianal and digital rectal examinations were normal a diffuse area of mildly inflamed mucosa was found in the sigmoid colon and in the descending colon. they took three pictures which showed the inflamed mucosa in the sigmoid colon and in the descending colon. the doctor really did not tell me anything when i woke up.
I there any possibility that I could have gotten colitis from my first colonoscopy? Anyone with any ideas on what might have gone wrong I would greatly appreciate your comments. Thanks.
Had colonoscopy in January. Came home & started having severe back pain. Began collapsing. My entire pelvic girdle is in pain. Bladder pain, lower back, inner thighs, hips. I know something went wrong. About 2 wks later; had diverticulitis. Never had it before. My bowels are all messed up now. I cannot figure it out. My doctors are not doing ANYTHING! I don't even know if it's a gastroenterology or a urologist/gyno problem. As in a Pelvic Floor or Interstitial Cystitis.
I was scheduled for a Colonoscopy on 07/21/2009 at 8:30am. I had told the doctors nurse the day before that I didn't want anesthesia, the last two Colonoscopies I've had I took no drugs. Anesthesia doesn't sit well with me and messes me up for days. I know the Colonoscopy is a bit painful without the drugs but doable never the less. Then the day of the treatment when I checked into the hospital I told the nurses again that I didn't want any anesthesia or sleep inducing drugs used on me.
Had ultrasound, full blood labs, x-rays and EGD. Still no diagnosis! What's wrong with me? Could it be Dysbiosis? And what would be the remedy? It's like my life has been taken away. I have no energy and am in pain. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/236549'>Strange Symptoms following a screening Colonoscopy on 9/26/06</a>.
Hello all, I just wanted to get some input on some problems I'm having after my recent colonoscopy. I had it done last Thursday. Right now every joint in my body is swollen so big that they look like they could pop. Ya'll will have to bare with me because my fingers are in a great deal of pain and it's hard for me to type. Every time I put weight on my feet it feels like I'm stepping on needles. Therefore I have been in my powerchair since Friday.
I was sore after the colonoscopy and very bloated but it has not gone away. Yesterday I ran a low grade fever and had waves of very intense pains all over my stomach. Today I still have stomach pains but no fever.
After transplantation my surgeon asked me when I had my last colonoscopy. I replied that I never had a colonoscopy and he then asked how I got a liver transplant without having a colonoscopy. I replied that it must have slipped through the crack - honestly that's what I said.
which is my only vice. I have my colonoscopy scheduled for the 19th of December and doctor wants to run a tube down my esophagus to see what else is going on in there right after that; should I do that test before the colonoscopy? What else could it be and should I be doing anything else? I also had an abdominal ultrasound done last week and everything turned out normal. I carry arounf 40-50 pounds of stenographer equipment everyday, so just wondering if I could have ruptured something.
What type of drugs where you put on for this? In almost every case you are supposed to be asleep for a colonoscopy or drugged to the point of being unable to remember the procedure afterwards. It seems very odd that the doctors would perform this with you awake, and with the ability to be able to fell the amount of pain you where going through.
6 years ago I had a routine colonoscopy and it was the most upsetting medical procedure of my life. Even though it was done in a hospital under Demerol and Versed, I had excruciating pain, was thrashing about, totally awake, and in such agony that I was begging and screaming at the doctor to stop. Instead, he had me restrained in a Tyvek restraint jacket on the surgical table and I was held down while he proceded with the colonoscopy. It was traumatic beyond belief.
I had a tremendous amount of pressure in my stomach area that was making me short of breath. I was told it was my colon. Previously I had a cat scan which showed normal. I had a colonoscopy done in January 09. They gave me demerol, I remember waking and saying " it hurts" and was immediately knocked out again. I was released a couple hours later with the home instructions of take whatever I had at home for pain. Got home and slept for hours.
I said i was still concerned as the pain and constipation is still there and she said its probs just ibs but will send me to hospital for colonoscopy to make sure.
Can you develop Colonic Inertia from having a surgery gone wrong??? Is it possible that the surgeon may have cut or gone to close to the bowel?? Why would all of a sudden your colon features sigmoid that is sharply angulated and your gatro doc has a hard time getting a scope in you for a colonoscopy?? Do you trust colon cleansing and what products if it takes you now almost 1 week to move your bowels????
I did develope scar tissue on my left side where the ovary/cyst was removed. It is VERY painful. I have gone to my PCP about it before & he says its scar tissue. I believe him, however, I don't want another surgery so I just deal with the tearing/burning, I do take advil, does not help much but it is something. It will feel better if I massage the area in a downward angle. Sorry , not much help.
As the puking feeling increased, I passed out. When I woke up, the feeling was mostly gone and I just felt dizzy and confused. Since then, I have felt dizzy, light headed and my stomach hurts on a pretty constant basis. The only thing that makes me feel better is when I make myself burp. Its usually when Im at school or around meal times. My doctor thought it was heart related and so I was sent to a cardiologist who said I had syncope which is why I passed out.
Well, I've been trying to find out what's wrong with me for several on years now. Im 20 years old and a female. I have been having abdominal pain for several years but over the last year it has seemed to be getting worse so i have seeked out medical help. Even my friends tell me that im always complaining of a stomach ache. It seems to always occur after I eat something, but sometimes it will occur even when I haven't eaten for hours. I haven't had a normal bowel movement for several years.
Ive had terrible trouble going to the toilet,to the point where I have only had 2 bowel movements a week but when i have gone it hasnt been hard like you would expect from somebody suffering constipation,it has been very soft,not watery just soft,my abdomen has been very tender and swollen to the point where I have been asked how many weeks pregnant I am and my stomach pains have been getting more and more painful.
I felt better before I seen a doctor and now I can barely go out at all. I have been thru many tests, colonoscopy, endoscopy(which ulcers were found) but were never treated. Blood work and catscans. Did the gole bladder test and everything else came out normal. My doctors tell me these medicines should be helping but I just feel worst. The only thing that helps is Belladonna. I tried eating more fiber 25 grams a day for 8 weeks, I tried whole wheat for 4 weeks.
The only thing that can go wrong during a colonoscopy is if they perforate the bowel, but that isn't your problem. You would have had other symptoms, lots of pain long before now, and would have ended up in the ER. I think it's gas getting trapped, and IBS can just present itself out of no where, and it may be just coincidental. Ask to be treated for IBS and if the pain doesn't go away, I would find a third GI. It took 3 to finally diagnose my son's problem. Take care...
on one hand, they say i probably don't have lupus, but on the other hand they can't tell me what i do have. i know that something is wrong. i'm not crazy!! my husband has witnessed my siezures or whatever is happening to me. my hair is falling out, like thinning. i have chronic headaches. i have severe sinus problems, but the ent doesn't understand why, i even had sinus surgery! i hurt soooo bad some days, and others, i can tolerate it. my lower lumbar spine is horrible.
The past few days when I have gone to the bathroom, I have noticed a orange colored substance that floats at the top of the water. Sort of like oil droplets. I've noticed these before but they usually go away, but I've had them for the past few days. My grandpa had colon cancer, I'm only 22 but wondering if I should be concerned?
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