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    Colonoscopy

    I have a colonoscopy booked for next Thursday and note they plan to sedate me. I had one 10 years ago and was sedated but a mate said he was given a wonderful relaxant and he watched the procedure and chatted to the nurse and didnít feel a thing. I would prefer this than be put out. Has anyone had this option?

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    Re: Colonoscopy

    Do you know why they want to sedate you?

    I don't have anything - just stay awake and watch the whole thing - no sedation or anything.
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    Re: Colonoscopy

    Hi Nicola, no idea at all. Is it painful or uncomfortable? My last one I was put out and cannot remember a thing apart from waking and jumping up asking if they found anything.

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    Re: Colonoscopy

    They often give you a light sedation, as the air they use to clear and see into the various areas of the bowel, can be painful. I've felt this discomfort even with sedation.
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    Re: Colonoscopy

    It can be uncomfortable yes but I just seem to be able to cope with it ok.

    You can have gas and air as well.
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    Re: Colonoscopy

    Thanks both. I will find out what they level of sedation they propose to administer. I do not want to be put out like before.

    I had a sedation for an endoscope and can remember that. Felt I was suffocating, the worst experience apart from the cystoscope I had earlier this year, but I had nothing for that apart from numbing gel that didnít work or work as much as I would have liked.

    I have a feeling the endo will be next if nothing shows in this, which I donít expect it to.

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    Re: Colonoscopy

    I was sedated for mine but I didn't watch it on the screen as I have zero interest in watching a camera wind it's way round my poo-pipes. The experience itself bordered on pleasant. I was pissed, but nice pissed and before I knew it I was being wheeled out to a side ward where, for once, a damn good fart in public isn't frowned on.
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    Re: Colonoscopy

    I was sedated (mostly) for mine, didn't really fancy seeing inside myself to be quite honest, they offered but when I asked for more sedation the happily obliged. Next thing I knew i was being wheeled out onto a ward, let out a nice long fart and was offered some biscuits and a cup of tea. A little bit later I was discharged.
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    Re: Colonoscopy

    LOL NoraB.

    I agree, I have no interest in watching it. The last one I had I was out cold, similar experience as Aleman.

    Thanks to you all for your replies. Just need to get it wrap up and done now.😩

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    Re: Colonoscopy

    Some advice. Had my procedure of Thurs, left felt fine. Okay yesterday too and ate well. Woke this morning not feeling too clever, bloated, a little light headed and quite a bit of pepsin - silent reflux. Is this normal 48hrs after the event? Would have thought I could have expected this yesterday. I also had two polyps removed, so not sure whether this makes any difference and have diverticula disease. Thanks.

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