Yes, wear a tampon. Yes, its okay to have a colonoscopy during your period. I'm also surprised a CC gastro would make such a comment given his dictated report. The only thought that crosses my mind is that if you are on a PPI and/or other meds for GERD he felt those results were being treated. BUT that is NO EXCUSE for the way he treated you. "I" would write a letter to the CC gastro department head regarding such an experience.
I did that about
2 years ago. I've been going to Mayo Clinic w/my family and/or for myself for some 50 years and ALL the doctors were WONDERFUL as one would expect at Mayo where they always used to stress "bedside manner" as much as expertise in their field. BUT - this last visit there I encountered a sleep pulmonologist that was a complete .... sheister. And his dictation was full of "less than the truth". I've NEVER had a problem getting my full medical records from Mayo each visit - including now that the digital age is here CDs of any imaging, etc. But this shesiter even limited some of my medical records that I requested, even when requesting them thru their Med Records department. I had to send Med Records a diplomatic reminder of what records I had requested that hadn't been provided and tactfully mentioned my HIPAA legal rights. One of the records I had requested that I was told couldn't be provided they replied they would only send to a licensed sleep pulmonologist of my choice.
Mayo Clinic????? I was flabbergasted! I did have them sent to my local sleep pulmo and he gave me the CD and the letter from the sheister sleep pulmo at Mayo. In the letter the sheister clearly stated that he "trusted" my sleep doctor to keep the information confidential and to destroy the CD after viewing it!!! This sheister is no more a Mayo quality doctor than a relative of the mule is!!!
When I think of all the doctors I've encountered at Mayo between my family and for myself I continue to be shocked and amazed that this sheister ever managed to get on staff at Mayo!! This encounter did not end or damage my 50+ year "love affair" w/Mayo, Rochester, BUT I would NEVER allow them to schedule me w/that sheister again!
My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.