Colonoscopy

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I think I might need to get a Colonoscopy. I am too nervous and embarrassed to discuss it with my physician. Should I get a Colonoscopy? How do I get a Colonoscopy?? Explain me Colonoscopy.

gr8080, Friday, 18 January 2008 20:29 (sixteen years ago) link

you will be sedated so it's not too bad. i've never had one but i worked for a company that made the cameras. we used to have to watch procedures all the time. people would fart a lot during them because they pump air into you to expand the colon

carne asada, Friday, 18 January 2008 20:34 (sixteen years ago) link

carne asada reconsidered

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gr8080, Friday, 18 January 2008 20:36 (sixteen years ago) link

Also ASK TO SEE THE SCOPE THEY ARE USING ON YOU! someplaces don't clean them very well. it might have CACA ON IT

carne asada, Friday, 18 January 2008 20:45 (sixteen years ago) link

Where do I begin... I was diagnosed with IBS about a year ago because that was the first time I really started to feel the abdominal pains. I didn't ever know what was wrong with me. I now cannot have a BM without taking a medication. I have gained about 8 pounds in the last 5 months all in my abdominal area due to bloating, and I feel so self-conscious. I am miserable. I did get a colonoscopy, and I was diagnosed with a ‘beautiful colon.’ Nothing is helping me. I'm at my wit’s end here. I am looking for any help. I want to be myself again. I am sleepy all of the time, my face is breaking out, and my stomach hurts constantly. It has personally and professionally affected my life.

– Maroni
November 1, 2007

carne asada, Friday, 18 January 2008 20:56 (sixteen years ago) link

i think you should get one because it cleans the poop out of you!

jergin, Friday, 18 January 2008 21:20 (sixteen years ago) link

That's a long six hours though.

Pleasant Plains, Friday, 18 January 2008 21:28 (sixteen years ago) link

I had one done last June. Completely painless.

Pleasant Plains, Friday, 18 January 2008 21:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Rrobyn asked me once to post pictures, but I've hesitated.

Pleasant Plains, Friday, 18 January 2008 21:29 (sixteen years ago) link

uh, yeah. keep hesitating

did you feel ten pounds lighter? (people always say that. maybe they actually are ten pounds lighter?)

jergin, Friday, 18 January 2008 21:30 (sixteen years ago) link

Yes. After that half day of sitting on the toilet is over, it does feel a little rejuvenating.

Pleasant Plains, Friday, 18 January 2008 21:34 (sixteen years ago) link

that sounds awesome

deej, Friday, 18 January 2008 23:26 (sixteen years ago) link

i think i'll get one right now!

deej, Friday, 18 January 2008 23:26 (sixteen years ago) link

liveblog it, deej!

Lingbert, Friday, 18 January 2008 23:58 (sixteen years ago) link

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gr8080, Saturday, 19 January 2008 00:03 (sixteen years ago) link

how do i get colonoscopy? is it safe? legal? free cheap and easy? safe and anonymous? how do i clean my intestines? how do i rid myself of feces? cheap colonoscopy. unlicensed colon doctor. colon doctor for cheap

colon below, Saturday, 19 January 2008 01:07 (sixteen years ago) link

Another way of colon cleansing is colonic irrigation. I'm a huge believer in this procedure, and it is far more effective than enemas. However, colonics are not thorough, as they only remove the softer, surface plaque which becomes loosened during the colonic procedure. Also, colonics can be very expensive and many are required to be effective, even for this superficial clean out. What would be far better is colonics combined with a good colon cleanse program.

chaki, Saturday, 19 January 2008 01:12 (sixteen years ago) link

cheap colonics best value

Lingbert, Saturday, 19 January 2008 01:23 (sixteen years ago) link

i really dont understand anything that heave ho does ever.

chaki, Saturday, 19 January 2008 01:28 (sixteen years ago) link

heave ho doesn't make sense.

Lingbert, Saturday, 19 January 2008 01:54 (sixteen years ago) link

I can't remember what the name of the box of drugs I took on the half-day. I do remember that it came in flavors of lemon-lime, cherry, and orange. You have to drink a whole glass of this stuff every ten minutes, and it's like a half-gallon of the stuff.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 19 January 2008 02:08 (sixteen years ago) link

gross.

gr8080, Saturday, 19 January 2008 02:14 (sixteen years ago) link

The process is not appealing.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 19 January 2008 02:15 (sixteen years ago) link

I keep hearing Supertramp's "Stereotomy" everytime I see this thread.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 19 January 2008 02:18 (sixteen years ago) link

i'm going to get a virtual colonoscopy instead.

virtual colonoscopyhttp://www.aradnj.com/Services/VC%20Poly%204.jpg

virtual colonoscopyhttp://www.cs.sunysb.edu/~vislab/sample_images/colonoscopy/VxUIWeb.jpg

virtual colonoscopyhttp://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g159/MISVAN/VirtualColonoscopy.jpg

gr8080, Saturday, 19 January 2008 02:19 (sixteen years ago) link

lolllllllll @ "To Rectum" button

gr8080, Saturday, 19 January 2008 02:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Now I'm hearing Jamaroqui.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 19 January 2008 03:16 (sixteen years ago) link

how can i not poop any more

colon below, Saturday, 19 January 2008 03:25 (sixteen years ago) link

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sanskrit, Saturday, 19 January 2008 16:21 (sixteen years ago) link

colonoscopies suck :(

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 19 January 2008 20:14 (sixteen years ago) link

better or worse than uffie?

jergin, Saturday, 19 January 2008 20:20 (sixteen years ago) link

colonoscopies suck...the shit outta you.

libcrypt, Saturday, 19 January 2008 22:59 (sixteen years ago) link

six months pass...

Got another one on Thursday.

Had meatloaf, yellow rice, black-eyed peas, and a roll the size of two fists with honey today since it'll be black coffee and jello for two days.

Pleasant Plains, Monday, 11 August 2008 18:43 (fifteen years ago) link

But really. You shouldn't be afraid of a colonoscopy. The most uncomfortable part is when they put the IV in you.

Pleasant Plains, Monday, 11 August 2008 18:43 (fifteen years ago) link

the most uncomfortable part for me was afterwards but I had a terrible abscess so

Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 11 August 2008 20:12 (fifteen years ago) link

also: the prep

Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 11 August 2008 20:12 (fifteen years ago) link

Well, yeah, the prep. But that's what Fantasy Football Preview '08 is for.

Pleasant Plains, Monday, 11 August 2008 20:20 (fifteen years ago) link

you guys can start a new thread on ILE, you know.

gr8080, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 05:37 (fifteen years ago) link

eek

Doctor Jekkle, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 06:07 (fifteen years ago) link

Talking about colonoscopies is more about the pwning than the loving, gg.

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 15:34 (fifteen years ago) link

this board is about the rating

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 15:48 (fifteen years ago) link

Ha, this is what happens when you look at everything through Site New Answers.

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 15:53 (fifteen years ago) link

It's all one big rosy combination to me.

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 15:54 (fifteen years ago) link

Had one this morning; nuthin' do it.

Pleasant Plains, Thursday, 14 August 2008 17:45 (fifteen years ago) link

post pixx

gr8080, Thursday, 14 August 2008 17:46 (fifteen years ago) link

I have no memory of making my last post.

Pleasant Plains, Friday, 15 August 2008 18:41 (fifteen years ago) link

is memory loss a side effect

gr8080, Friday, 15 August 2008 19:34 (fifteen years ago) link

It is from the anesthesia.

That's why I can't stress enough how easy these things are. You'll never know it happened.

One moment I'm telling the doctor when my last CAT was done and the next second, I'm drinking a Sprite in the recovery room.

Pleasant Plains, Friday, 15 August 2008 20:04 (fifteen years ago) link

Anyway. By request:

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/2327/ppco08141dj4.jpg

Everything looked okay this time except the doctor is checking out that growth next to one of the staples that sewed me shut last time. It's likely a build-up of scar tissue, but you know. Keep your fingers crossed.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 16 August 2008 00:41 (fifteen years ago) link

Dang ol thang looks like a pop-tab or somthin'...

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1659/ppcol08142kv0.jpg

There's your Fantastic Voyage for the night.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 16 August 2008 00:42 (fifteen years ago) link

u have a rly nice colon PP

harbl, Saturday, 16 August 2008 02:29 (fifteen years ago) link

four years pass...

unfortunately

ILX is not a non-profit — we are just not profitable (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 19:43 (eleven years ago) link

so hey, this moviprep stuff is not a lot of fun

jazbay crostata (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 3 January 2013 01:37 (eleven years ago) link

In recovery room. For the record, not so very bad this procedure. I've had worse dates.

jazbay crostata (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 3 January 2013 13:51 (eleven years ago) link

poop bowel

♨ (am0n), Sunday, 6 January 2013 20:14 (eleven years ago) link

eleven years pass...

Getting my first on Tuesday. Tonight the fun starts. I don't like the idea of messing up my system intentionally when it works just fine day to day, but better than letting cancer go undetected, I guess.

paisley got boring (Eazy), Sunday, 18 February 2024 18:43 (four months ago) link

I recommend watching A Bande Apart in between trips to the bathroom

calstars, Sunday, 18 February 2024 19:13 (four months ago) link

Turned out fine. I had been so prepared for the prep to be awful, that it actually wasn't so bad (drinking it through a straw probably helped). Surreal how the whole process works.

paisley got boring (Eazy), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 01:36 (four months ago) link

I remember sitting in the presurgery waiting room with all the other sad sacks who were getting one, all sitting in our paper gowns looking miserable, and one guy quietly piped up "I'm so hungry" and everyone just nodded sadly.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 04:36 (four months ago) link

If you need to go in without anaesthetic they encourage you to fart otherwise you get a build up of air or something around the camera.

Stevo, Wednesday, 21 February 2024 08:25 (four months ago) link

I work in a hospital and had to pick up a coworker after hers last week. She was giddy from the sedation and said she felt like she had the best two hour nap and tea at a spa.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 21:16 (four months ago) link

I have to have colonoscopies basically every year now thanks to my active IBD. Chugging the prep solution is still the hardest part. I definitely don't feel refreshed after waking up from anesthesia, lol

c u (crüt), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 21:25 (four months ago) link

I work in a hospital and had to pick up a coworker after hers last week. She was giddy from the sedation and said she felt like she had the best two hour nap and tea at a spa.

― Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 21:16 (twenty-six minutes ago) link

now that's a spin i can get (into my) behind

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Wednesday, 21 February 2024 21:45 (four months ago) link

Yeah I was pretty elated when I woke up from mine. Combination of the relief of “it’s over” and the drugz. On the way home I was very talkative

calstars, Wednesday, 21 February 2024 21:49 (four months ago) link

I got one at 50; now that I'm 60, I've got my 2nd one scheduled for next month. It's kind of a minor family tradition now to go out for a big breakfast afterwards, looking forward to that.

that's when I reach for my copy of Revolver (WmC), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 21:57 (four months ago) link

I felt nice and mellow afterwards, not drugged but just fewer thoughts and anxieties than usual.

It was weird not to be hungry when not eating for two days; it made me aware of when I eat out of habit or whatever else. The prep solution had electrolytes, and I also had clear coconut water and unflavored Bubly (also with electrolytes), and that seemed to keep me sated.

This was only my third procedure ever (other two were an appendix removal and a detached retina), and I was aware again how hospitality is even more of a concept in hospitals than hotels. Everyone was so calming. As with the other two procedures, it was good to know that they're doing many of these each week and that there's no mystery and not much variety.

paisley got boring (Eazy), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 22:02 (four months ago) link

yeah i always feel remarkably safe waiting in the pre-op room with an IV drip and three bajillion monitors stickered to my body. it's a real blessing. warm blankets too.

also the plastic-y saline smell from the IV is burned into my mind. it's weird because it's a smell experienced from traces of chemicals in the bloodstream and not from an external source.

c u (crüt), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 22:28 (four months ago) link


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