Colonoscopy recovery

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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 Hello- I am about your age and about to have my 4th colonoscopy (polyops were found and 1 ugly one they have to keep checking on). I would say that the worst part for me is the no coffee or eating the day prior. I can handle the clean out - start early & stay home! Have a pad, towel, or Depends for night available, just in case. The procedure for me has always been smooth. My mom stayed there one time, my husband the other times.
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 f tn I had my colonoscopy awake. I asked my female doctor if it was more painful than labor. she said no, and it wasn't. The staff talked to me the whole time and explained what was on the monitor, it was uncomfortable, just when the pain felt like bad labor it was over. I put off having a colonoscopy for years because I didn't want to be anestitised. When several of my friends told me they had the choice to be awake, I then had it done - awake.
398021 tn?1212590766 I asked for a CT scan of which everything was clear and two days ago had a colonoscopy which was the worst expierence in my life. At first it was fine then the doc had difficulty going further i screamed in pain he gave me more seditive and my blood pressure went to low to carry on. What does this indicate?
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 f tn t remember a thing, and there are no after painful side effects. After the colonoscopy I am taken to a recovery room with about 10 beds in it, with 3/4 nurses to monitor recovery from the anaesthesia. My hospital insists that someone has to come to the endoscopy suite to take me home - you are not allowed to drive for 24 hrs, nor have any alcohol. There is really nothing to be afraid of, except fear itself.
Avatar n tn a biopsy of your small intestine. The only way to do this is for you to have a colonoscopy and they SUCK! THe only bad part is the prep required for this procedure. You basically cant eat anything for a 1.5 days and have to drink some kind of NASTY laxative.
Avatar n tn hi my dad died colon cancer when he was 54, my brothers where told to have colonoscopy when they 35 a nd then every other year, for women its 40. i have colonoscopy booked for 14 th may. i have had left abdominal pain lot of gas etc for couple of months but thankfully no bleeding if you have no symptoms 35 should be fine. im 37.
Avatar m tn 30 pm and began taking my prep for my colonoscopy that is scheduled for today. after taking the directed amount every 20 minutes as told by my doc, i noticed my stool was a clear yellow liquid with no solid matter. I was told that when i notice that, to stop. I woke up this morning, and went to the bathroom and there was what appeared to be a small amount of solid like matter that went straight to the bottom of the toilet.
Avatar f tn I'm a 29 year old female and three months ago I ended up in the ER with a micro-perforation of the bowel. Previous to this I weighed 144 pounds (I'm 5'7) and my diet was just whatever I wanted, mostly crap food. But it wasn't an issue because I have a fast metabolism and I didn't care much about what I put in my body. I am also a smoker. Luckily, I didn't have to have surgery for my perforation - it healed up over three days of intravenous antibiotics in the hospital.
398021 tn?1212590766 Hi, i had a colonoscopy yesturday, which was the most painful experince in my life. They tried to give me more seditive which made my blood pressure very low i think. (i was out of it but not enough to feel that pain) Is this normal to have so much pain? it still hurts now, but i don't know if it was the shock to my body or the air they inserted.
Avatar n tn He had 3 episodes in the same day but after that the diarrhea and blood in stool has stopped. The colonoscopy results are negative. He has diverticles but none of them are damaged or bleeding. Has anyone any idea of what could be going on? Thanks!
Avatar f tn I went in to have a double colonoscopy and endoscopy last week. It was suggested by my friend who is a doctor to determine the cause of low ferritin levels. He asked to do the procedure himself. He later asked if I was comfortable having him do it. At the time I thought he would be my best advocate so I agreed to it. My family and other friends thought I was crazy to have a friend perform this intimate procedure.
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.
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 Had a colonoscopy and polyps were found in my ileocecal valve. The dr. Was only able to get 75% of it and I need to have surgery to remove the rest. Has anyone experienced this and did you end up losing the entire ileocecal valve?
Avatar m tn I have mentioned problems with my Dr for years but he just doesn't seem interested in listening. Here are my concerns: Every late winter through until summer I get a dry cough. It irritates or causes hemorrhoids. My core gets hot during the day and I sweat a lot in the underwear area and I begin to stink like my butt is leaking. The smell really bothers me, I spray deodorant down there because it gets so strong.
Avatar n tn I had an endoscopy/colonoscopy last week. Within 1/2 hour i was ready to pass out, throw up, etc. 2 1/2 hours later i was sent to hospital in ambulance. Had CT scan. I had a small laceration of spleen and was bleeding internally. needed 2 pints of blood. Came home after 5 days. I now have more pain on left side (more than i did the last 2 days in hospital.) This is EXTREMELY rare. Does anyone know if this is normal to have pain and for how long after? I am going to get blood checked tomorrow.
Avatar m tn by my doctor during a routine colonoscopy. Apparently doctor did not know he injured me..I advised the attending nurse when I woke up that there is something seriously wrong. I was in so much pain. She rushed to get my clothes on and rushed me out the clinic. When I got home, I told my husband to call the ambulance as the pain got worst. I was taken into the emergency room and I was told later I was operated on and in ICU for 2-4 days.My surgeon removed about a foot to repair the colon.
987242 tn?1335490770 Yeahhh. If you've got endo on your bowels, it is very common for it to cause constipation or diarrhea, bloating and gas. All sorts of GIT upset. I have stage III endo, with the worst of it being down the bottom of my bowels, and I get the WORST gas, very painful, and a lot of it. I've tried changing my diet heaps, I've even had a colonoscopy and 2 gastrocopies. My gyno almost laughed when I told him I had those procedures, he said it's definately my endo.
Avatar f tn My Dad was diagnosed with Colon Cancer/Stage II at age 81. After a colonoscopy, they found a large cancerous mass that needed removed asap, so he was in surgery two weeks later. It will be one year, June 18th since his surgery and considering some post surgery complications due to blood loss and other health issues, I can only say that he's had a long recovery compared to most others.
Avatar f tn Having my third colonscopy. I had one eight years ago and I cannot remember feeling so nervous. I had a polyp the first time and it was benign. The second colonoscopy was fine. I'm having a difficult time with feeling hungry and waiting to take the prep this afternoon. I've already started having diaherra because of my nerves. Guess I need to unload and find support on here. Looking forward to hearing from anyone.
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?
212161 tn?1599427282 I do not think that you need to be worried about this at all. So go ahead and schedule your colonoscopy. Good luck.