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Flexi Sigmoidoscopy

Had this procedure this morning and wanted to report that it was absolutely fine! I’d read a lot of negative stories online but I shouldn’t have worried. It was far easier than trying to have my Mirena removed! I didn’t have sedation, just a little gas and air and it wasn’t bad at all. So if you need to have this procedure please try not to worry! Xxx

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Well done Janine. i managed without sedation myself and felt so much better for it afterwards. Did they see anything to help explain your symptoms?

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Mine was to check if my endo had gone inside my bowel, it hasn’t, so I was really pleased! Xxx

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thats what mine was for too. u must be so relieved x

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Hi Janine,

I am happy to read your post for I am going for a lap next month and very scared. Did you take local anaesthetic? And assuming there was no pain.

I am quite worried about the general anaesthetic.

Regards,

Kathy

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I’ve had two laparoscopy surgeries and they were both fine. I quite like the feeling of going under the general anaesthetic, it’s quite pleasant but I tend to be able to be very relaxed for things like this and I know I’m lucky with that, I know many people find procedures and hospital quite stressful. You’ll be asleep for your procedure and so you won’t have any pain during it. Afterwards you may feel uncomfortable from the gas they use to inflate your tummy and your tummy will be uncomfortable when moving around for a while but nothing unbearable. Xxx

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Hi. Really pleased you've had a good result with this. May I ask if you needed to have any prep before this such as a laxative? Xx

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I had to take two tablets two evenings before, I think they were dulcolax, then moviprep the evening before. I was expecting the bowel prep to be awful but it really wasn’t too bad at all xxx

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Thank you for letting me know x

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