Colonoscopy Results

So I had my colonoscopy done yesterday (not a great experience). The gallon of stuff I had to drink made me sick and throw up at least twice. It was horrible. Then apparently during my colonoscopy I am really small on the inside so I ended up getting bruised internally. After the anesthesia wore off a massive headache came over me and I felt like I had the flu. I am feeling better today but I hope I never have to go through that again. :/ My results: Possible colitis. Thank god no polyps or tumors were found. I go back to my doctor on July 16th for a follow up. I am relieved now and thankful over stressing this issue for the past couple of months.

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  • I know the procedure can be a trial but you know what the issue is, so can move forward

  • I had that 18 months ago, not nice procedure but I found out that I have diverticulosis. Another thing that can only be treated a and not resolved. At least I know the signs of when it's ibs or diverticulitis that's playing me up. Hope your results help you.

  • When I had a colonoscopy last year, it was horrendous. They did not give me enough sedative and after about 5 minutes they had to abandon it because I was in excruciating pain. I could not tolerate it. I had a horrendous day in the Colonoscopy Department all round and ended up making a formal complaint to the Chief Executive. I would want General Anaesthetic if I ever had to have it again, and for people who say, it's not that bad, you'll be OK, they are WRONG.

    If it's any consolation to you (and others) and maybe this isn't automatically offered, there is a procedure in the Imaging Department (x-ray) called Colonography, not Colonoscopy. This is done on the computer. One has to do the preparation to clean the bowel (laxatives) in a similar unpleasant way, and the radiographers insert a little tube probably 4" in max. The results and findings are EXACTLY the same as in a colonoscopy. It is hugely more comfortable and less threatening. The only difference as far as I know is, that with Colongraphy, polyps if seen and found, can NOT be removed, whereas with Colonoscopy they can.

    Hope this is helpful to those people out there who really cannot tolerate the colonoscopy. Some of course can, and take it easily in their stride. Maybe it's down to the skill of the scopist - I had a nurse attempting it on me, not a doctor.

  • Well I had a doctor and had the same experience as dachshund,horrendous.

    The only reason I screamed my way through it was,I was told it's the only test you can have to rule out anything. If I'd known about a colonography,I would have halted the colonoscopy precdure.

    But some people can cope with it. But not me ever again,and I have a high pain barrier.

  • Chey, I was just wondering if they ever did a pelvic cat scan on you? Let me know, would you? Thanks.

    I am so very sorry that you had such a rough experience....I do so hope that they can address your colitis...or like you said whatever it is! Best of luck to you!!

  • No I never got a pelvic scan

  • I think it is a case of you must try hard though it is, to relax, I had one done 6wks ago and was terrified but managed to breathe my way through it and it was not too bad at all.

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