Colonoscopy no sedation

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Avatar n tn I just had a colonoscopy and EGD friday with no sedation at all and both were easy! I had one horrible experience with Versed and would never do sedation again; I tried numerous docs and all refused to do colonoscopy without sedation until I found a true gastor specialist and she had done thousands of colonoscopies and a fair number without sedation although it's not the norm.
Avatar f tn Is it possible to have "conscious sedation" for a colonoscopy without having amnesia of the experience ? I don't mind being relaxed & sleepy, but I do NOT want my memory stolen from me (even if it is just 10-15 minutes). Thank you.
Avatar n tn I just had a bad experience with a colonoscopy. I remember the pain quite well in spite of a huge dose of Versed (8 mg) along with 50 mg. of Benedryl, and 100 mcg. of Fentanyl. I am overweight, but not obese. A pediatric scope was used. I have endometriosis with obliteration of the cul-de-sac and 3 ovarian cysts that were not removed during laparoscopy because they were so inaccessible (10 weeks ago).
Avatar m tn I'm so pleased to see someone being pro-active with their health! Not just taking a doctor's word, as gospel. I had a son that had his colon removed at 12 and is a healthy 38 year old today. His older brother had to have his removed at 16 (they both had inherited FAP which had taken their father when they were very young). The sixteen year old was doing fine, but developed some pain in his abdomen.
Avatar m tn Throat was sore for a few days. Bottom line was no sedation to recover from. You can ask for light sedation. Never totally out. Have done that also. When I do it again, I will go no sedation. I have no experience with no sedation with the lower end. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I have to do EGD and colonoscopy, But I have seen several doctors in ut, all they only use sedation for my colonoscope and EGD. Anybody know a GI doc in UT supports colonoscopy sedation-free?
Avatar n tn I recently underwent my first baseline colonoscopy. I was lightly sedated, but apparently I was a bit resistant to the scope entering any further than the first few inches of my rectum. It was reported that this was sufficient to determine all was well and it was also recommended I come back again in approximately five years. Do I just need to have more sedation next time or could I have a stenosis that caused me to subconsciously be resistive and uncomfortable. Should I be concerned?
Avatar m tn I had one in juky w/o sedation (fentanyl only-which was a waste)....now symptoms and elevated blood tests indicate a bad situation. I moved since July and now I can't find anyone who will this colononscopy w/o sedation; one hospital agreed, I did the prep , reported this morning and the GI nurse said "sign this sedation consent" or we won't do you, no matter what you were told.
Avatar n tn m planning on getting a colonoscopy with out anesthesia or sedation but no one wants to do it with out it I'm from Texas.What doctor did you go to?
Avatar m tn After my initial attempt at getting a colonoscopy without sedation (and almost getting the sedation anyway because they lied about it), I finally got the exam done today unsedated and it didn't hurt much at all. Interestingly enough, it was the CRNA who was there for my first "exam" who called me at home with the name of a doc who would do the exam unsedated.
Avatar f tn I have had an 2 EGDs, 1 colonoscopy, and a small bowel enteroscopy which is a more extensive EGD that goes further down all the way to the end of the jejunum and all of them but one were done while completely unconscious. Honestly you want to be unconscious if not you will gag and other stuff and you will freak out.
Avatar m tn After reading the many colonoscopy horror stories and problems with sedation associated with it; I was less than anxious to get a colonoscopy. But the symptoms persisted and I met with several GI docs; they did not listen to any of my questions, ubt insisted that I get a colonoscopy immediately. When I told them that I didn't want sedation, they said that was impossible and basically told me to get lost.
212161 tn?1599427282 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.
398021 tn?1212590766 Dear Bear, Gosh, what a terrible thing has happened to you. You are not supposed to feel pain these days, with the drugs they give you. I am shocked to hear of your experience. What's worse is the doctors and nurses who attended you did not DO SOMETHING right then and there as a result of your pain. Either they didn't give you enough drugs, or they may have even torn some tissue, is my thinking, especially since you are still uncomfortable a day later.
Avatar n tn Welcome to the gastroenterology community! Sedation is normal, and is the usual for a colonoscopy/endoscopy/colonoscopy and endoscopy. However "put to sleep" has different meanings for different people. I'd say that most people when they are sedated, do not remember any of the procedure (which is part of the point of sedation).
107693 tn?1252864443 My gastroenterologist will not schedule a colonoscopy because i have sleep apnea. He needs a clearence from my pulmonary doctor. Is this the protocol?
Avatar m tn Thank You for your reply. I hope my procedure goes just as you described....uneventful, that is. Having done a lot of online research...too much perhaps LOL...one thing is can say for certain is that there is so much variation in people's experiences and variation in the way Dr's conduct procedures. The process and stories coming out of the UK are another matter entirely...they use low to no sedation over there.
214864 tn?1229715239 I have had 2 colonoscopies in the past done by two different doctors. Conscious sedation was used for the first without any problems at all. The second I had done 3 years ago, I lost consciousness during the attempt to consciously sedate me. They were using valium and versed, which I am really accustomed to, due to having had eleven cardiac catheterizations. No problems with allergic reactions to these drugs ever. The doctor said it was due to dehydration!
Avatar m tn Welcome to the gastroenterology community! I would not recommend researching "what can go wrong in a colonoscopy." Yes, things do go wrong, but in over 99% of the cases, everything is fine. I (and most other people) will tell you that the worse part of a colonoscopy is the prep because it tastes bad and because you have to spend all day having diarrhea. I had a colonoscopy at 16 and I was totally fine. Do you know what type of sedation you are going to get?
Avatar m tn Had a very painful and uncomfortable colonoscopy performed at a British NHS hospital today. I'm absolutely convinced that I was either not given sufficient sedative or else none of it got into my blood stream. I did NOT feel in the least bit sedated!! The doctor (who seemed rather impatient and not very communicative) made a complete hash of inserting the needle in my arm and there was blood all over the place. I didn't even feel mildly dizzy when he administered the versed drug.
Avatar f tn Told after first colonoscopy that I had thickening of the bowel no answers as to why. Because of the sedation complications doctors do not want to do another colonoscopy but still experiencing severe diahiarra, abdominal cramping, pain and sometimes bleeding at least once a month.
Avatar f tn Had a very traumatic colonoscopy 6 days ago. Very bad cramps. My insides felt bruised. I was in and out within an hour. I had sedation but doctor proceeded before it started working.i felt everything was in so much pain had to stop the procedure. I was sweating, screaming in agony. About to be sick and he was still shoving that camera and he knew sedation hadn't worked because twice he asked if I felt doppy and twice I said no. I had 2mg midazolam,100mcg fentanyl, 20mg buscopan.
Avatar f tn I scheduled a colonoscopy without sedation (I had terrible long-term memory loss from Versed previously so I now decline all sedation). The doctor told me that she had no problem with doing the colonoscopy unsedated (several of her GI doctor friends get their colonoscopies unsedated), but I had a problem with the anesthesia nurse. The CRNA told me that an unsedated exam was "impossible" and she got upset when I disagreed.
Avatar n tn I am a C-Pap user and I went for a colonoscopy and had no problems. I did take my machine with me and it was not needed. I agree with KatEyes that you should let your doctor and nurses know.
Avatar m tn t require any sedation and the prep is much easier. However it shows much less than a colonoscopy can.
Avatar f tn Can the drugs used for sedation during the colonoscopy, or any other medications for that matter, interfere with the results of the EMG? The drugs for the colonoscopy will likely be Versed, Demerol, or anti-nausea medication. Thank you.
Avatar f tn If they are giving you propophol (sp?) I have had it during colonoscopy. It made me sleep, and I had no nausea when I awoke. I usually have difficulty with anesthesia, makes me very ill, so propophol is a Godsend. Best of luck.
Avatar f tn It looks at the lower part of your large intestine from anus to the portion of the colon called the sigmoid. A full Colonoscopy can also be done without sedation but is not recommended. It can be quite uncomfortable. The Colonoscopy procedure or flexible Sigmoidoscopy are considered safe during pregnancy it's usually the anesthesia that can be dangerous for pregnant women. I am not a physcian so definitely be sure to clarify with your OB.