Colonoscopy sedation

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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 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 m tn Then after a month, I end up going to the ER with nausea/bleeding/anemia and then GI tells me that indeed colonoscopy can be done without sedation and that they do them unsedated when required. The problem is that the same doctor that told me that sedation is absolutely reuired a month ago is now telling me that it really isn't required. This would be fine, but now I don't trust her, especially when the procedural consent includes a consent for sedation.
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 just scheduled an EGD and colonoscopy for next week, the EGD for persistent nausea and the colonoscopy because of family history (I'm 54 and 14 years overdue) plus bleeding issues. My issue is that I need to have these exams done without sedation because of a previous bad experience with Versed in a dental procedure; the memory loss and nasty amnesia left me unwilling to undergo sedation again for any reason (I know that there are other agents, but I just can't do sedation).
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 What are at least ten reasons why sedation given for a colonoscopy? I would have one done without the sedation, but doctors (and outpatient) clinics insist that it must be done with sedation and that it is safer that way. Safer for who?
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 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 n tn Crambone, in many areas outside of the U.S. colonoscopy is routinely done without sedation, and the individuals of those areas a fine with that idea in many cases. The U.S. is probably one of the only countries that routinely heavily sedates for everything.
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.
Avatar n tn We started out with my colonoscopy without sedation and then some sedation and I do vividly recall I was moving about too much and they were concerned I could get hurt by the movement and they asked my consent before administering more sedation. They found an atypical polyp ........I am overdo for my followup exam by 2yrs worth .... really foolish on my end I know .... but due to the dehydration and a kidney stone problem/history I have, I am scared to get it again ..
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?
212161 tn?1599427282 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.
398021 tn?1212590766 I too have also just had a colonoscopy supposedly under light sedation at a Central London based Hospital. One of the nurses suggested I kept my glasses on so I could see some of the procedure on the screen. This was one of the most painful procedures I have ever had. I didn't need my glasses as I spent most of the time with my eye shut rhything in pain. I am currently complaining and looking into why the pain relief failed.
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.
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?
Avatar m tn I'm due for my first ever colonoscopy in two weeks. It is strictly a routine procedure...and was recommended by my PCP since I am now over 50 years old. Needless to say I have all the usual jitters...and worse yet I have read almost ever horror story ever uploaded to the internet. I know that the prep sucks....and that submitting to the actual procedure is a crapshoot. It will either be painless and non-eventful or else a Hellish experience. I guess I'm OK with taking my chances.
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 I was diagnosed with focal colitis of unknown origin at the splenic flexure last year - did another colonoscopy that advanced to the hepatic flexure - then came out of sedation - they had to stop the procedure - does this mean that the splenic flexure was checked or not. Told after first colonoscopy that I had thickening of the bowel no answers as to why.
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 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 n tn Got question is it possible or should I say can one have a colonoscopy without sedation? And if not what is the best possible way to have this done being awake without discomfort.
Avatar f tn I was given the option of the enema(which I had years ago)or another colonoscopy with deeper sedation. I chose the colonoscopy. I was given "Propo...something", can't remember exact name. I never felt a thing and woke to hear the nurse say they got all the way through. Did the Dr say why the procedure was incomplete? Colonoscopies are a better way of seeing the colon than a barium enema, I have heard. I apologize if this post comes up twice.
Avatar n tn Hi my name is Allana . My question is I have to get a Colonoscopy,and Endoscopy at the same day. I heard they give you medication to help you relax,and something for the pain. What kind of meds do they put in IV? I also heard that I could be put asleep, all I have to do is tell my Dr before he starts. I am been in pain for so long ,and don't want anymore to add to it. Please can you help me. So my mind can be a rest.