|I had a colonoscopy in 2001 and it was the most painful and traumatic medical procedure of my life. I was writhing in agony, thrashing about on the surgical table, even though I had been given Versed and Demerol. The gastroenterologist then had me restrained in a surgical restraint garment and continued with the procedure against my wishes. I was screaming for him to stop. He ignored me. I had trauma for months afterwards. I could not get any support in my legal case against him, since this was considered a "routine colonoscopy." There is a lot of information going around that colonoscopies are painless. That simply is not true. If they were, why are they performed under strong pain killers? I want to let other patients know what is considered a "routine colonoscopy." If I had known, it would have been more easy for me to deal with what happened. If at all possible, avoid a colonoscopy. I am not referring to the preparation. That was nothing compared to the trauma of going through excruciating pain while I was restrained. Shame on the medical profession.|
|I am having a colonoscopy this week but just diagnosed with a upper respitatory infection. Really I just have a runny nose and my chest is clear. Should I cancel my colonoscopy?|
|I'm having a colonoscopy in two days, and I'm about to start the preperation procedure in 2 hours and 12 minutes. >_< I'm 15, and I'm so freaking out almost. I've never stepped into a hospital for anything medical, I've never had IVs, I can't imagine an "artificial sleep." I don't wanna drink the stuff they gave me. And on top of that, I get to imagine a tube going down my mouth! And then up my butt! I don't like the thoughts about this. >_< I hope this finishes everything and I don't have to go back. =[ I've been bleeding for over a year now, but I didn't tell my mom until about 11 months. (I think) I'm so scared about being embarassed and what people will think. =[
If a tear is found in your colon, how do they fix it? Apparently if they find one, they would bring a surgeon in. Would they have to cut me open, or would they use the intruments through the tube?