I'm pretty sure Doctors are used to encountering women having their cycles when coming in for procedures. Call the Dr office on Monday, tell them what is going on with your body and ask them what you should do; pad or tampax or whatever. I don't see how having a period will make any difference when having a colonoscopy procedure, they are two different areas. The only problem is the 'logistics' of how to handle your Aunt Flo to cause the least amount of embarasment for all involved.
I just looked up paracetamol because I didn't know what it was. I would think it should be okay, but you'd be best to call the Dr office and ask them for sure.
Best of luck that everything comes out okay in the end,
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry.
I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC. No remission. 5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon. Dx changed to Crohn's. Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returning after resuming 6MP.