Will hemorroids add to discomfort of colonscopy?
Yes - 50.0%
No - 50.0%

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   Posted 12/23/2007 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm scheduled for colonoscopy next week. I have hemorroids and wonder if that will add to discomfort of procedure. Doctor did not think so but I would like to hear from someone with similar circumstances.

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   Posted 12/23/2007 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
You will be given some sort of anestheisia.  Last colonoscopy, whatever they gave me made me woozy but I was awake but felt very little discomfort.  A lot of doctors knock you out to do it.  Don't worry about it.  The worst part is the prep, that WILL hurt your hemmoroids.

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   Posted 12/23/2007 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I was out cold for mine. dont ever remember it.
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   Posted 12/23/2007 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had hemorroids and a fissure in the past when I've had a colonoscopy and it didn't effect me at all. Like princesscolon said the prep is probably going to be the worst for it. Good Luck!
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   Posted 12/24/2007 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never had hemorrhoids until I had my colonospy and my doctor said the prep caused me to have a small one. Make sure you buy wet wipes for the prep or you might be miserable.
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   Posted 12/24/2007 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Most people tolerate the scope well, I am hopeless however, even sedated have to ask to stop, get more sedation etc., my whole gut and abdomen are so frigged up I guess I am hypersensitive. Don't worry, they will make sure you don't hurt.
21 years of UC which started after quitting smoking. In and out of flares which are usually triggered by antibiotics.

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   Posted 12/25/2007 2:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Colonoscopies are quite invasive which typically makes them painfull, add inflammation to that and in my opinion it's in-humane for any doc to perform one without sedating the patient.

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   Posted 12/26/2007 1:23 AM (GMT -6)   
colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy? The latter is less invasive and most do well without having any sedation because they don't go near as high with it compared to a colonoscopy.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 12/29/2007 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for supportive comments. Colonoscopy went well. No pain before, during, or after. They found and removed three polyps so glad I went through procedure and encourage anyone over 50 or at risk to take the plunge.

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   Posted 12/29/2007 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear it went well with no pain!
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