I had my 9th or 10th colonoscopy a few weeks ago and ended up in the hospital after - never had that happen before in my 19 years with UC. I even once went out the same night I had my test! I talked to my GI a few days ago and he said I had 2 polyps removed so that could have caused extra bleeding (I had ALOT and I'm not in a flare) and extra pain.
He also said that sometimes the air they put in can get trapped up in the small intestine and cause alot of pain. Said they will need to make sure next time that they try REALLY hard to get all the air out at the end of the test. I'm fairly certain the doc that did my test didn't try at all to get any air out. They claimed they use carbon dioxide (or something like that? I can't remember now!) rather than what they used to use as apparently it gets absorbed into the body on its own eventually. I have a feeling this means the doc didn't even try to get any air out. They got an earful from me on that! It's amazing how much pain trapped air can cause, it actually almost made me throw up a few times.
UC - diagnosed 1994, in remission for 10 years, currently trying to get over a flare
Meds: Prednisone 6mg; Colazal 3 pills/3x day, 2 mesalamine enemas./day, VSL #3 DS 1 packet/day, Ultimate Flora 30 billion, iron, calcium, folic acid, L-lysine, Zyrtec, Yasmin, multi-vitamin, evening primrose oil, zinc
Tried Imuran but it affected my pancreas