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Easta
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   Posted 12/12/2007 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Just returned from hospital after the scope. Went quite well and a normal finding thank goodness. Consultant wants to see me again in 3 months to discuss how I feel and what other options might apply.

Was warned about post colonoscopy complications though, including perforation which sounds a bit horrendous! How common is this - I had no snares for biopsies or polyps. What should I look for?

Don't feel too bad - a bit tired and sore down below with trapped wind for England!

Glad it's over though and my experience of the procedure itself would not put me off having another in the future. The prep was the worst as you all said it would be.

Thanks for support - if anyone could throw some light on the incidence of post procedural perforation that would set my mind at rest even more.

Keriamon
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   Posted 12/12/2007 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Perforation is pretty rare, although certain people and people with certain conditions can make it more likely.

Being an English person, I know you've had proper sausages before. Think about how hard it can be to tear the casing on those sausages with a fork or even the typical table knife. That's the same for your intestines; they are rather elastic, and are not easily perforated (a hole poked through them) with the flexible scope that they use. It's really only people with certain genetic conditions or certain intestinal diseases that have thinner than usual intestines or more brittle intestines that are at a higher risk. Oh, and malpractice; a really bad doctor can always cause a problem. As far as I am aware, though, you cannot get a perforation after the scope, because there's nothing in there to poke a hole through your intestines.

Your biggest concern should be diarrhea after the procedure. Most people stop having diarrhea after they quit taking the laxative and start eating solid foods again. However, some people do not adjust well to all of that laxative--see, it flushes out a lot of the good bacteria in your intestinal tracts and some people don't recover naturally and continue to have diarrhea problems. In that case, you should take probiotics for a week or three to get your intestines normalized again. If you have diarrhea all the time as a symptom of your IBS, then go ahead and take the probiotics just in case they help make the diarrhea less. The worst thing probiotics can do to you is give you gas, and most people adjust to that after a week or so. Never hurts to try them at any time.

Easta
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   Posted 12/12/2007 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for that. I have already embarked on the probiotic therapy and hope it helps. Am rumbling and burbling with enough wind to service all the UK's wind farms at present!!

Thanks for your reassuring comments on the risk of perforation. Actually I have not had a sausage for 18 years as I am vegetarian but the veggie sausages are less tough skinned!!

Keriamon
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   Posted 12/12/2007 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
<< the veggie sausages are less tough skinned>>
 
That's because vegetables have terrible digestive tracts.  I'm surprised they have intestines enough to encase their "meat". 
 
tongue  
 
I saw some of those wind farms when we were in Scotland and in the upper part of England.  I told my husband I had never imagined that those turbines were that big.  I'd never seen any before except in pictures and on SimCity--neither of which properly reproduces scale.  Of course, if you're pooting carbon dioxide or methane gas, you better help those turbines turn to make up for your contribution to global warming.  tongue

Easta
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   Posted 12/14/2007 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually I could have propelled several jet aircraft yesterday but much better today and the soreness over the area has abated.

Perhaps global warming is escalating because of a rise in IBS?!!!

Keriamon
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   Posted 12/14/2007 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you are feeling better. 
 
When my husband and I were looking at a chart on global warming in the Museum of London (where they pointed out that it's not as warm now as it was in the year 1000, much less when dinosaurs roamed the earth), I asked him if he thought dinosaurs farted themselves into a warmer climate, or did they cause it to get cold and make themselves extinct?  I'm so terrible.  tongue    Everything's got to be about farting now, LOL. 
 
Of course, there are some scientists who are now trying to see if they can't bring over (I think it is) an intestinal bacteria that's in kangaroos that makes them fart some better gas and put that in cows who do release methane.  So farting versus global warming's not just a joke I'm making up (I'm just running with it)! 
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