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    i Will Be Getting A Colonoscopy This March 1, And I Would Like 2 Know What 2 Expect Such As, What Will My Body Feel Like After The Procedure, I Was Told That I Will Be Put 2 Sleep, But I Have Read On Some Sites That U Can Be Somewhat Awake During The Process, With My Urinary Frequency, Will I Have A Difficult Time Urinating After, Is Having A Colonoscopy More Painful Than A Cystoscopy??? Thankz

  • #2
    Gemini, I was completely out the whole time. When I did wake up, I was still very out of it. My body felt very drowsy and that is all I felt. That is why they tell you to make sure someone is taking you home.

    To amazement, I have severe IC, but I had no trouble with the test. Well drinking the stuff to get prepare for the test was not great on my stomach. Otherwise did good.

    Hugs, Trishann

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    • #3
      Oh, when I had a cystoscopy, I was in so much pain. But the colonoscopy, I was in no pain at all.

      Trishann

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      • #4
        The cleansing for a colonoscopy is the worst part.
        While I was in a twilight sleep and could respond to Dr's commands, I dont remember much of the procedure. I was a bit sore for a couple of days aftewards.
        It didnt affect my bladder at all.

        Good luck
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        • #5
          My colonoscopy was totally painless. I was definitely asleep and then slept most of the day afterwards. I had no pain after, and I had a normal bowel movement the next day. The prep is definitely the worse part. Make sure to let your doc know that you have been diagnosed with IC. He gave me a different prep to drink because of it. Good luck!

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          • #6
            The problem like the others have said, is the prep. make sure you are near the bathroom with a good book and that no one else is using it besides you.

            The colonscopy itself wasn't bad at all, I had that and an endoscopy as well, so I was also put to sleep, when I got home, slept the rest of the day as well. Didn't bother my IC at all. Good luck.

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            • #7
              I agree with the gals ahead in many ways. First of all, the prep is by far the worst possible part of the whole ordeal. Depending on your doc's protocol, some order clear liquids for a number of days followed by a laxative(aka pipe cleaner)to include Magnesium Citrate(tastes like Sprite full of Sour Patch Kids) There are enemas in many varieties to include Fleets in the bottle, and the queen mama to all....drum roll...Golytely! An entire gallon. Bond and do a little feng shui in the loo to entertain the suffering. It is relatively quick, and Milk of Amnesia(propofol or Diprivan) is wonderful. Hang in there, k?

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              • #8
                Here's another vote that the prep is the worst!! It will definitely give you time to catch up on some good books!!
                I slept through the procedure and most of the day as well, but I did remember a lot of it the next day...it felt as though I was remembering a dream.
                Barb, love your description of the mag citrate!!!

                Good luck with it!
                Claudia

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                • #9
                  Everyone has told you great advice...I only have this to add... Buy youserlf some tucks pads to clean your bottom with after the bm's on your prep day. This will be VERY soothing and help prevent any hemmorhoids from pooping so much. Also, you can ask for HALF lightly. It's a half gallon of the stuff you have to drink, and much easier to get down than a whole gallon. Some doctors will give you pills to take for the prep, but it's 28 pills, and there are issues with potassium and sodium, so if you have any electrolyte problems you will have to drink the other stuff.

                  Also, a cheap alternative to tucks pads is a washcloth soaked in witch hazel, and put in the freezer. Make lots of them for prep day. Then place the washcloth between your sore bottom and your underwear, leave it there til it warms up. This was really a livesaver for me with all my preps, and after having 3 babies!

                  Hope this helps a little!
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                  04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.

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                  • #10
                    I totally forgot about the tucks, good job Sandy. And I LOVE your idea about the witch hazel and wash cloths!

                    ~Claudia

                    "A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others."
                    ~ The Wizard of Oz

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                    • #11
                      I Was Given A Prescription For Oral Solution Where I Must Drink The Whole 4 Liter Container Every 15mins Til Its All Gone. Is That Possible??? I Jus Gave The Specialist A Call A Few Mins Ago And I Asked Her A Couple More ??? As Well, She Told Me I Will Be Some What Awake And Will Be Able 2 See Whats Going On, On The Monitor, But It Depends On The Person On How They React 2 The Sleep Aid. Im Really Scared Now. Is This Procedure More Worse Than A Cystoscopy When Your Awake???

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                      • #12
                        If they put you under do they do a foley catheter or is no catheter involved?
                        hugs,
                        Janie

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                        • #13
                          Now that you mention it, I remember having to drink some insane amount of something every 15 minutes. So, it's not pleasant, but possible to do. As far as being awake, I am guessing it will be a type of sedation like I had with interstim last week...technically you may be awake, you may even talk or they may have you change positions, but you likely won't remember any of it. After mine, I was apparently talking to my parents about the Yankees and all kinds of crap, and I don't remember any of that!

                          ~Claudia

                          "A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others."
                          ~ The Wizard of Oz

                          "If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own
                          back yard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with!" ~ Dorothy


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                          • #14
                            Gemini, I would ask if they could completely knock you out because you are freaking out. Tell them you have IC which is a bladder condition and that you don't think you can handle being awake for this test.

                            I have never heard of someone being partial awake but every doctor is different, but again I would ask about it.

                            Hugs, Trishann

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                            • #15
                              Versed and Demerol...thats the usual combo for a colonscopy. If you do NOT want to be awake at all, tell the doctor. I, unfortunately, do not cooperate when I am awake at all. I try and pull the scope out, so they put me way under. Versed is an amnesic (sp?) drug, and if they give you enough of it, and you do wake up, you won't remember a thing. The demerol is for pain, and it really keeps you quite comfortable. A cystoscopy is something totally different when it's done in the office, you're AWAKE with no sedation usually. This is really not a bad procedure, but if you're afraid, tell your doctor you prefer to be as knocked out as possible. You dont need to cooperate, you just have to lay there still.

                              I've had so many upper and lower scopes I can answer just about any question...and no, no catheter, and no it won't bother your urinary tract or cause you any problems urinating...it's a different place all together!

                              It'll be fine, I promise. I've only woken up once, and they put me right back to sleep.

                              If this weenie can handle it, I'm sure anyone else would be just fine.
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                              *Fibro--Fall 2000; CFS-- Fall 2000
                              *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

                              Total Abdominal Hysterectomy--adenomyosis--9\08

                              04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.

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