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   Posted 9/25/2007 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
getting scoped next week not looking forward very uncomfortable do they see all your part if u know what i mean and does it hurt afterwards

Post Edited (boomer2006) : 9/25/2007 5:37:59 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/25/2007 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Boomer: if your having a colonoscopy, the position is similar to when you have a rectal exam. You are lying on your side with your upper leg bent over your lower leg. You will be draped but obviously your bottom is exposed.

In my experience the worst part about the procedure is the prep. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids the day before and while you are taking the prep even if you don't feel like it. There is a danger of dehydration. You shouldn't experience much discomfort afterwards, although some of us find the prep upsets our bowels and we experience a temporary increase in symptoms.

The procedure itself, can sometimes be uncomfortable. Usually you are sedated, but aware enough to respond to the person doing the procedure. I've never minded the actual procedure myself.

30+ years living with Crohn's.

Lady G
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   Posted 9/25/2007 7:22 PM (GMT -7)   
hey there. Being a girl I thought scopes would be pretty embarassing or invasive, but once I started getting them, that was the last of anything on my mind, the nurses and doctors are so professional and you do get covered and its not like other patients are around so your not really exposed, just to the docs, but I've never been uncomfortable with that part of the scope. I think your so nervous about the scope you forget about being half naked, haha.
belleenstein is right about the position, they'll guide you, just lay on your side and all.
as for after effects, I find from reading every single person is different so you never know til you try...I've had horrible scopes and aftereffects in my personal ones...but I've watched other patients come out not even knowing they were done or anything happened cause it was such a breeze, its all about how your own body will take it. yes, I also agree with the previous that the prep is the worst part. Just do the best you can.
26 year old, married. Diagnosed with Crohns at 17, suspected of having for at least a year or so before that.  Alot of Crohns in my family history.  No surgeries yet.  2 bad Flares so far. Taking Entocort.

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   Posted 9/25/2007 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Of trust me the prep is the worst thing. I cannot rmember how many scope I have had, but quite a few. My dr pretty much knocks his patients out-he does not talk to the patient during the procedure. In fact, when I wake up I remember nothing. My dr talks to who ever is with me and they give me the low down. I have not ever experienced any aftermath at all from having a scope. There a couple of eeps on here that refuse sedation-no way-knock me out, please.


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