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bluefox
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   Posted 12/5/2006 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
well i had my first colonoscopy,never again for me,it hurt like a son of a b ----.the dr said i had a lot of scar tissue.
 

Sir Matt
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   Posted 12/5/2006 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry to hear that. When I had mine, they put me out with a drug called "versed". Did the doc also give you this drug?

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   Posted 12/5/2006 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry to hear you had such a painful scope. Didn't they give you drugs?
What is the scar tissue from? Any other findings (polyps, UC, Crohn's, etc.)?
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MommyKimmie
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   Posted 12/5/2006 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh I'm so sorry. How long were you hurting afterward? Now I'm super scared to get mine done.
-Kim

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   Posted 12/5/2006 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Kim, don't worry too much about it. It is NOT common for docs to leave their patients in pain. Make sure you tell them you want to remember as little of the procedure as possible. Even if you joke around and say it in a playing manner, they get the point.
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   Posted 12/5/2006 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Occasionally someone does get a bad colonoscopy, but it's pretty rare. And, in fact, most of the people that have to put up with the pain are people that can't be given sedatives because of other medical problems. Other than that, no one should be conscious during the procedure because it is painful, especially if they biopsy.

Make sure you take someone with you to the procedure to be your advocate. If, during the procedure, you experience any awareness or pain, tell them to knock you out. If they are slow or reluctant to do so, tell them to stop right now. If they don't stop, then they are in violation of your rights and you can sue for malpractice. You NEVER have to get a test done that you don't want done and you ALWAYS have the right to stop the test in the middle if you feel the need to.

If push comes to shove, start screaming for the person that brought you in. And, for good measure, add phrases like "Murder!" and "They're killing me; stop them!" and "I'm sueing all of you!". I assure you, they will either cease to cause you pain or get you knocked out in a real hurry if you start screaming things like that and causing a scene. Don't let anyone in the medical field abuse you. Sometimes pain is a necessary evil for treatment or testing, but, in this case, it's absolutely not.

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 12/5/2006 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I had one bad one like that where the Dr. would not give me enough sedation. He said because I have emphysema but he had done and endo like a month before with plenty of sedation. I changed Drs and the last one I had I felt nothing. I would never tolerate that pain again if I had to leave in the middle of it. I screamed the whole time almost the first time. Am due in another year for another. It is not just the scar tissue it is the gas they are pumping in your. I agree it is unbearable.
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