Colonoscopy anesthesia

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Avatar m tn colonoscopy withoout anesthesia? I am a male and going to be 58 shortly but I have never had a colonoscopy. Of course my health care provider is strongly recommending me getting one. The only way I will consider getting one is if I can without any anesthesia. My reasoning is first of all i don't want my wife or anyone waiting on me while the procedure is taking place. The next reason is I will drive my self home after the scope is done.
Avatar n tn When I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy they gave me general anesthesia and intubated me and everything. This was probably cause I'm young and have other health problems but it isn't unheard of to give someone general anesthesia for a colonoscopy.
212161 tn?1599427282 That seems very strange that they are giving you general anesthesia. Are you sure they said that are giving you general anesthesia? They usually have to intubate you (give you a breathing tube down your throat to breathe) and there are a lot more risks with general anesthesia than with just sedation. Most people who are given sedation for their colonoscopies (which is the norm) do not remember any of their colonoscopy and they have no ill effects.
Avatar f tn Does anyone know what bowel prep for colonoscopy is safe for use by a patient with liver disease? I was given prescriptions for miralax/ducolax and for Suprep. Thanks!
Avatar n tn I had a colonoscopy. The anesthesia didn't work even though they gave me twice the normal amount. It felt like labor. When it was over they explained that the anesthesia didn't work because 3 of the meds I take counter act it. (I'd given them the complete list twice-I can only come to the conclusion that they didn't check my meds against the anesthesia or they would have given me the alternate anesthesia.) I was in discomfort for a week.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn Having a colonoscopy at 11 am. Used smoking meth during prior day to suppress the hungry feeling. Anesthesia will be used, should there be concen?
Avatar f tn my doctor wishes that i get a colonoscopy but i suffer from extreme anxiety and am so terrified of this procedure that i cant even find the appropriate words to describe my fear. i was wondering if for this it would be best for me to go under general anesthesia and not be conscious throughout this procedure as the thought of that calms my axieties?
1699550 tn?1320286617 i just had a colonoscopy done this morning and the abdominal pain is horrible and still has not gone away yet is this normal?
Avatar m tn Some months ago I had an anesthesia for a gastroscopy. There were usde the following neuroleptics: propofol, midazolam and fentanyl. I slept for about 2 hours and as soon as I woke up I was abnormally acting like a drunk. That being ended up in a couple of hours but unfortunately some symptoms and problems remained.
Avatar f tn Yesterday I had a colonoscopy and EGD. When the doctor came to talk to me in recovery, he advised that "normally" his patients require 1/2 to one full bottle of propofol for these proceedures. He advised that I was highly resistant and they had to give me EIGHT bottles. (?!?!?) After going home, my mother couldn't believe that I was up and about and feeling pretty good considering. When she had her colonoscopy, apparently she came home and went straight to bed.
7282682 tn?1397237735 I have a colonoscopy next week. The stuff they put you out with isnt an opiate is it? I don't want to do anything that jeopardizes my recovery.
Avatar m tn I'm scheduled for colonoscopy and told them that I don't want any sedation and that I'm allergic to midazolam and to propofol..and that the severe allergic reactions were terrible an I won't consent to trying any other drugs. Despite this, I get a call from a nurse anesthetist and she says that she will be present during my procedure anyway. Since I'm not consenting to anesthesia or sedation in any case, why would a crna be present?
Avatar m tn Nothing to do with the sexy doctor! I had a colonoscopy today and woke from the anaesthetic with a stonker that wouldn't go down for 30 mins. And I promise you the nurses were not hot sexy ones, and nor were the doctors. It was really annoying and totally autonomic.
Avatar n tn Hello: I am having a routine colonoscopy next week as I turned 50 in the last year. I have anxious tendancies when I see any physician and this procedure is creating a lot of anticipatory anxiety. May I take a couple of Xanex BEFORE I go to the appointment?
214864 tn?1229715239 Should I expect to have a colonoscopy done using only conscious sedation, or is it more safe to go with general anesthesia, and should I?
390388 tn?1279636213 Hi all. I'm 43 and my last colonoscopy was over 17 yrs ago. I was told to come back in 6 months and then have one done once/yr due to family history of colon cancer and (~7) polyps that were removed at that time. Problem is the colonoscopy was a nightmare. They gave me medicine to sedate me that did not work! I remember it all, I could smell/feel the burning and talk could talk clearly too them ...I told them it hurt so very bad, and that I felt like they were killing me.
Avatar f tn It is not uncommon for patients to request intravenous anesthesia during a colonoscopy. Some people have no pain and some people have a lot of pain during the procedure. It is unlikely you will "wake up" because the anesthesia is administered drop-by-drop while you are being monitored and when you show signs of awakening they inject a tiny bit more.
Avatar m tn Have you considered seeing if the doctors can do a colonoscopy with general anesthesia? But if you wanted to do it without anything then I would find a place to get it done so you don't have to deal with the issues of this place. Sorry, I don't know anything about insurance stuff so I can't answer those questions. Good luck.
Avatar f tn okay I had a colonoscopy done thursday (4 days ago) and wasnt able 2 have a b.m til last night. i took milk of magnesia & also here it is 4 days later and i have still some tenderness/mild discomfort in abdomen area...should i notify my G.I doc of this or is this common???
Avatar f tn Most doctors use a sedative called propofol that will knock you out but not give you a total-anesthesia type hangover. Colonoscopy will permit your doctor to visualize your entire colon and determine what is causing your symptoms. It is not routine for a person your age would not have been ordered if your symptoms did not warrant it. Good luck and try not to worry too much.
Avatar m tn Is doing a colonoscopy very painful? How does it feel ?
923105 tn?1341827649 sorry to hear this, I had a colonoscopy last year and it's not a fun thing to have. The Dr seems to feel you have polyps to be taken off? When do you see your other Dr and have they booked you for the colonoscopy or MRI yet? hang in there friend...
Avatar n tn My last period was 08/23/08 and I had a colonoscopy done on 09/08/08 and an endoscopy done 09/22/08 and today is 09/27/08 . So I'm worried if the anesthesia is going to affect in anyway my baby. Also I discovered that I'm O+ and my husband O- blood type will that affect my pregnancy ? I'm 27 years old.
2124601 tn?1335155369 In a couple of weeks I'm going to be getting a colonoscopy and an endoscopy done at the same time. I've had both procedures done before (just not together) so I know what to expect as far as prep and all that other happy stuff. :) But having them done together has brought on some questions. Are the scopes done in the same room? Are they done at the same time? Do they change how they do the anesthesia? Any answers would be great. Thanks in advance.
Avatar f tn in favor of general anesthesia next time you have to get one of these procedures. And the one good thing is they got some polyps out, those are the things that over a long period of time may develop into a cancer, which is partly why they do colonoscopies, so you're clear of that particular danger for a long time.