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Anyone had a Colonoscopy or Endoscopy done?

How did you feel afterward?
What can I expect?
Any other helpful info??

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:30 PM on Apr. 8, 2009 in Health

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  • My mom did & she was still knocked out from the sleepin medicine!!!! other than that you might cramp a little bit not alot and your stomach might be sore.....

    Answer by rebel07 at 3:34 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • The colonoscopy was nothing, it was the cleaning out the day before that was a trial. Plan on staying near the bathroom all day, and follow the directions exactly. For the procedure you are sedated and don't even care- there's no embarrassment at all. Then you get your results and are done. Afterwards you feel great. mentally and physically, because that is out of the way.

    Answer by Bmat at 3:35 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • I had both- the ONLY thing that was hard was the prep- UGH- that was not easy, just make sure you have NO plans for the day and have some help with any kiddos :) After the event you feel great! Just like a good nap :)

    Answer by jessicasea at 3:37 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • Ugh..the prep. Part of the prep depends on what you are given to clean yourself. If you get the phosphosoda, it's a small amount that you just mix with a little ginger ale and slam it down. If it's the Go-lytely then you have to drink an entire gallon..However the procedure is nothing. You will be sedated and if you have a good anesthetist, you will be so high you won't care what they are doing. Just remember that it is okay to pass gas afterwards. You have to expel the gas that is used during the colonoscopy to expand your colon walls. Good luck!!

    Answer by Izsarejman at 6:26 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

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