Colonoscopy Anyone?

By imsuzie2 Latest Reply 2011-06-10 01:56:27 -0500
Started 2011-05-26 06:26:10 -0500

Got this link today, and thought I would share…

Welcome to Colonoscopy For Dummies, Special Edition

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Hope this helps…S2

5 replies

Tigereyze209 2011-05-26 11:27:58 -0500 Report

They did one on my lower colon about a year ago. Lord Jesus, and I thought a prostate exam was bad and humiliating! Seriously though, pain aside (yes, it DID hurt.. a lot!) they found a small polyp that they removed, tested as harmless, and I will not need another one, they say, for five whole years.
In other words, good results.
When they do a full colon check, they put you to sleep. Lucky me, I got to stay awake for my procedure, and they even offered to let me see it on a monitor, which I declined.

jayabee52 2011-05-26 10:26:28 -0500 Report

Thanks suzie! I am facing a colonoscopy in the near future. Gotta find that Dave Barry article on colonoscopies. Hilarious. Prepping for it is a PITA though!

imsuzie2 2011-06-02 01:35:47 -0500 Report

James, ask the doc for Miralax (RX one)…it is an easier prep than Go-Lightly or the Sodium stuff. With the Miralax, I also take 2 Dulculax tablets about 11a, then start the prep around 2p. Hugs

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-06-07 04:36:46 -0500 Report

Sounds like what my colonoscopy prep was last year. I remember throwing up the last portion of the miralax.

imsuzie2 2011-06-10 01:56:27 -0500 Report

Even with Miralax, I can never finish the prep. I take an extra Dulculax about 6 or 7pm just to help cleaning…