Post Edited (Dave KXB) : 3/6/2010 10:41:16 PM (GMT-7)
You probably haven't met anyone who has GI issues because those of us who have GI issues have had lots of colonoscopies! I had my first sigmoidoscopy at age 26 and colonoscopy at 31. But as Shaz said, even children have had them. The prep for a colonoscopy is far worse than the procedure itself. I have never been asleep during a colonoscopy and never had terrible pain from one. They are uncomfortable but your pain will be monitored. Be sure to share your anxiety with your GI so that you can be appropriately treated.
Post Edited (Marsky) : 3/7/2010 7:15:36 AM (GMT-7)