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Posted by @anon98332461 in Digestive Health, Oct 4, 2012

I have to have colonoscopy!! I am dreading this!

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Posted by @katzee, Nov 3, 2012

The colons opt is easy. It's the prep that sucks. When is it


Posted by @mikemar1280, Nov 5, 2012

Nothing to worry about - Its not even mildly a big deal. You're out like a light the whole time and wake up wondering If they've even started yet. Not eating the day before is not fun, but this is not a procedure to be worried about.

Posted by Anonymous-3f367f8c, Nov 22, 2012


The prep is the hardest part -- personally, I would try to clean my system by eating light. Soups, etc. This way your colon will be clean. (Of course, your doctor will prescribe something you drink a day or so prior to procedure). I have read that a clean colon is very important. The test itself is painless. You will be mildly sedated. Good look and relax. Make sure you get a follow-up report. If polyps are found, they are usually removed during procedure. Not to worry -- I wish you well. Prevention is the key.


Posted by @smorford, Dec 2, 2012

I agree with other comments... it's really not bad. It was over only moments after I got in there... (or so it seemed). I found the biggest deal for me was being weak the morning after cleaning out my system with the liquids I drank the night before-- when I got to the hospital that morning to check in, they were asking me all sorts of questions (about insurance etc) that I had trouble answering because of my low blood sugar. Next time I will do an advanced check in the day before so I don't have to try and be conversant that morning. But I sure appreciated the chance for a total colon cleanse, and the colonoscopy was a great excuse for that. Plus, just knowing that I am doing something really really important for my health gave me comfort. Many of my friends don't have health insurance and can't afford it and would love to have the privilege you have -- celebrate your great fortune!

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