Sherry, I had that same experience with my first scope. I wasn't sedated enough, and when they pumped air in it was very painful. I suspect it may have been because I was in a terrible flare at the time. Instrumentation of an inflamed colon with
open sores has to be much more painful than that of a healthy colon.
Still, I make sure I have adequate sedation now.
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Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001. Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006. Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Chronic joint/connective tissue/muscle pain; TKR 05/09
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