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    First time Colonoscopy

    Hello I have a Colonoscopy booked for the 25th of Jan. Needless to say I am worrying myself silly! I've read all the leaflets about the procedure and it's scared the hell out of me!! Any advice would be greatful! Many thanks.

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    Re: First time Colonoscopy

    Hi

    What worries you about it specifically?

    Also, have a read of the posts in this sub-forum as there are loads of people that have gone through this so you can read all about it.
    Nicola

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    Re: First time Colonoscopy

    It’s really not that bad. The two days before are the worst, but again not THAT bad. Are you worried about the procedure itself?

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    Re: First time Colonoscopy

    Quote Originally Posted by nomorepanic View Post
    Hi

    What worries you about it specifically?

    Also, have a read of the posts in this sub-forum as there are loads of people that have gone through this so you can read all about it.
    The prep is the worse and there are various types of Prep available. The actual procedure with sedation is easy.

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    Re: First time Colonoscopy

    Thanks for the replies. It's the procedure itself that scares
    I've read some of the other threads and feel some relief. I hate the not been in control and the sedation bit but im told it is necessary.

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    Re: First time Colonoscopy

    The sedation is not necessary - I have never had it and they encourage you not to have it at the hospital I go to.
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    Re: First time Colonoscopy

    It's really not that bad. The waiting and run up to it is the worst part because its the unknown. I had to be sedated because of high blood pressure but you may not have to be sedated. Either way it will be over before you know it. Don't listen to horror stories about prep or procedure. Neither are that terrible. Good luck.

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    Re: First time Colonoscopy

    Thank you Pearly Queen. Much appreciated. X

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