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    Perforation? Constant pain 3 days after colonoscopy

    Hi all,

    I haven't posted on here for a while as my health anxiety has been on and off but kept on a generally lower level. But right now I am in a state of panic and disheartening.

    I went to have a sedated colonoscopy three days ago due to bleeding intermittently for two years, and the results came back all clear with internal piles. The doctor told me that I had a redundant (tortuous) sigmoid colon, so the procedure was difficult.

    Ever since the colonoscopy 3 days ago, I have been feeling very tender on the left side (sigmoid colon area), I cannot apply any pressure without feeling very sore, tender and painful. I also feeling very gassy, frequent urges to defecate and pee. I do not have fever, chills or vomiting at this time. I called my doctor yesterday ( 2 days after the procedure) and told him about my tenderness. He said because I had a sharp turn in my sigmoid colon, so I may be tender for a couple of days.

    Now, the pain in my sigmoid colon area is not getting better, which makes me very worried. I read that tortuous colon is a primary contributing factor to colon perforation, especially in the sigmoid colon area. Most people, I read, don't have any pain lasting for days after colonoscopy.

    I am very scared and disheartened with myself right now and feel that I have done damage to myself. I don't know what to do. Does anybody ever feel the same after a colonoscopy?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Perforation? Constant pain 3 days after colonoscopy

    Has you called and spoken to your gastroenterologist?

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    Re: Perforation? Constant pain 3 days after colonoscopy

    Yup I called and my doctor just asked me to put heat pad on where it hurts ... Ughh

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