after colonoscopy trouble

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   Posted 10/10/2006 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I have visited this sight on and off for the past few months trying to find ways to cope with what possibly might turn out to actually be ibs. My primary has me on zelnorm and nexium (just in case) And today I finally got my first colonoscopy. My gastro dr is kind of a flake and he talks like he should be running an auction so I don't really know what I've gotten myself into. He got me an anesthesiologist to zonk me out during my procedure and I seemed to have tolerated the prep and the procedure all right but now, 8 hours later I have stopped passing gas and have an incredible tightness in my chest and back. I am so bloated I look 9 months pregnant. I usually get bad gas pains in my chest when i get an attack of whatever it is I have (probable ibs) and this could very well be the same thing and I  am just being paranoid. Has anyone got a similar experience with this? Oh, they found nothing wrong with my colon and said i had the cleanest colon they'd ever seen. Probably due to the gallon of gatorade that I drank in 2 hours last night. They meant to tell me to drink a half gallon but screwed up.

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   Posted 10/11/2006 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
When you have a colonoscopy performed, they shoot in a bunch of air to better visualize the intestine, so afterwards you might have some painful gassiness for a couple of days.  If it doesn't improve within the next day or two, you might want to call his office for their recommendations.  Some go for the Gas-X to help relieve that.  In the meantime, hang tight and try to toot as much as you muster!

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   Posted 10/11/2006 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Try lying on your left side and pull your knees up to your chest to release some of the gas. There are also some wind releasing yoga poses but I don't know what they are. Maybe you could google it. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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   Posted 10/11/2006 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry you are in pain ((((hugs)))).  I just had a colonoscopy too (on 9/29) and woke from the procedure in A LOT of pain!  I could not pass gas either, they gave me some sort of heating pad, laying on my side, had me up walking around and finally had someone do reflexology on the bottom of my feet and that FINALLY got it going.  I was in pain for much of the day unlike the first one I had done back in 2003. If you do not feel better within 24 hrs of having the procedure then I would call the doctor's office and let them know.  They should be contacting you anyway to see how you are doing, my docs office did this.  I hope you feel better soon!  Take care   

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