I've been having IBS symptoms for around 16 months, and am constantly going back and forth to my GP. Had a blood test for the gene present with coeliac, but came back negative. I do notice more pain when I eat bread etc, so have avoided this when possible for over a year now, but still getting pain.
Gastroenterology consultant advised to try FODMAPs diet, but this hasn't helped. I've been having regular blood tests for B12/Folic Acid and blood count, Been very up and down, but since I did the FODMAPs diet, B12 dropped dramatically and have now just had my first loading injections of B12.
So, I had a colonoscopy on Tuesday afternoon. Was listed as "urgent", due to my symptoms and my dad being diagnosed with bowel cancer in January this year. I was on the list in March, ended up being referred private by NHS and got seen this week.
The procedure was VERY painful, even though I had sedatives, painkillers and gas and air. My blood pressure and oxygen levels dropped very low so they had to stop at one point and the same happened once the procedure was over.
I now feel very tired, with mild twinges on the left side of my lower abdomen. But I also have a pain in the left side of my groin, which feels like a pulled muscle, and my back is aching a lot. I'm feeling very uncomfortable and couldn't handle going back to work today so ended up coming home. I haven't had a bowel movement since the procedure.
I'm going to try to see my GP tomorrow, but wondered if anyone else has had similar experience with pain during and then after a colonoscopy?
Apologies for the long post! This is my first post x
Any help is very gratefully received xxx