Pain passing waste from colonoscopy prep

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   Posted 7/13/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry for the new topic, but I've been searching through all the older posts on here trying to see if anyone mentions this, but I can't find anything anywhere.

I am in A LOT of pain everytime I go to the toilet. It really feels like I'm passing pure acid or glass. It's been like this for hours and getting worse. Does anyone else get this? Is there any way I can make it less sore?

This is my first colonoscopy.. and I'm hoping now my last!

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   Posted 7/13/2009 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I think your bottom is probably getting pretty tender from going so much and wiping so much. Try to put some cream (diaper cream helps) or you can try patting dry instead of wiping. I always have alchohol free baby wipes on hand at those times to help the bottom tenderness. Another tip is a squirt bottle to rinse the area, then pat dry (not wipe). Hope that helps a little.
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   Posted 7/13/2009 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the reply.

I've been dabbing with wet toilet paper since it first started getting sore, but it's still getting worse. I can barely sit down after going.

I was taking Omeprazole (proton pump inhibitors/acid reducing tablets) previously, but had to stop for the colonoscopy for some reason. I'm wondering now if this is actually stomach acid coming through... All my internet reasearch hasnt brought up anything about this kind of pain, and I'd think if people were feeling it they'd be talking about it! Trying to find some tip or trick to help make this easier.

I'll try the cream, though I dont think I have much here.. I think my sudocreme is at work from the last time I had dry skin.

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   Posted 7/13/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
A wash cloth wrung out w/as hot water as you can stand and pat your poor bottom then hold it there til it cools a bit. That is the liver bile and the prep that is burning your poor bottom so bad. A good hot water rinse and soak can do wonders as well (a hot sitz bath). Then a good baby diaper rash cream can help. In a pinch even vaseline can help. You want to wash/rinse that "expulsion" off your poor bottom ASAP after each "trip".
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