Typically they don't sedate you for sigs because they aren't as invasive as a colonoscopy...but when you have proctitis or severe enough inflammation that can certainly cause alot of discomfort during sigs...I have crohns and I have these perianal crohns skin tags which are constantly in a flare so even for sigs I get fully sedated...I learned the hard way too, infact it was a sigmoidoscopy that was used to DX me with CD along with the typically tests that followed, but as soon as the GI saw my anal skin tags, he knew then it was crohns.
Once I went in for a colonoscopy, I was fully sedated of course, only to wake up with the GI telling me I was so inflammed in the anus and rectom he couldn't even do the scoping...I woke up in tears balling my face off but didn't realize why, and apparently I was crying through the whole thing as he tried and tried to get the scope in there but decided to give up on it.
So even when I'm completely out my body reacts to the pain, depending of course on what med they use to knock you out...either way I was just glad I don't remember the pains from the many scopings I've had done...only the very first one that I was awake for.
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)
Post Edited (pb4) : 1/16/2008 5:38:40 PM (GMT-7)