The question is both whether the prep can further inflame the small intestine and whether the procedure itself (or the anesthesia) could. Anyone have similar concerns?
Hey NY-CD, I had a colonoscopy to diagnose my Crohns in July and after having a anesthetic issues 14 months earlier (didn't wake up after a GA) so i had issues to get answered to, but in australia it is done by twilight, so it is not actually an anesthetic it is a drowsy drug where you have no idea what is going on but with it enough to be safe.
I always feared a colonoscopy and after having one I would have no hesitation to do so again if ever required, it was most certainly not what I have envisioned.
As for the state of your stomach, I had been passing only blood for 4 weeks straight and couldn't sit down (only some of my issues) and the gastro had me in the hospital for a colonoscopy within 3 days..
Just don't eat tomatoes, grains or red/purple coloured drinks. You were probably given a list anyway with what and what not to have.
So in my opinion NO it should not further inflame your intestine, and as it is not and actual anesthetic that wont harm either :) (oh and if it is a GA it should have no effect on your intestines either)
Good luck & all the best
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