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Old 08-28-2018, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Florida
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What's silly about it? I had two colonoscopies in the past 2 years, and no sedation for either. This was at my request and for me the procedure is painless. It was interesting watching the whole thing on the screen, .
My husband did it that way, too and IIRC, he was given a copy of the film to show me
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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In America when undergoing a medical procedure it's common to put on a gown for modesty and go under sedation for things like a colonoscopy and the like, but from what I have heard Europeans don't do either, just do whatever without any kind of sedation and fully nude, is that true?
Of course you wear a gown, and you are sedated, in fact you can opt to be totally anaesthetised using a general anaesthetic. This is what happens in the UK and I should imagine most European countries follow similar procedures.
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Rome
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In America when undergoing a medical procedure it's common to put on a gown for modesty and go under sedation for things like a colonoscopy and the like, but from what I have heard Europeans don't do either, just do whatever without any kind of sedation and fully nude, is that true?
A couple of years ago a friend of mine had a ghastly experience on a glacier in Northern Italy.
As a result his toes got severe frostbite and some of them had to be amputated.

He was hospitalised, and after a painful sleepless night he was taken to the operating theatre.
There he stood fully naked waiting for the doctor to arrive.
At last the surgeon showed up with a chopping knife and a bottle of grappa; he shoved the bottle into my friend’s hands ordering him to gulp it down.
Whilst my friend was drinking the surgeon kneeled down and... CHOP! ... the dead toes were gone.
Then the nurse swept the floor clean, opened the window and threw the useless bodily parts onto the busy streets below whilst my friend, anesthesised by copious amounts of liquor, was standing still in the middle of the room barely aware of what had just happened.
He spent another week in hospital and then he came back to his normal life, fully recovered
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:45 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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In America when undergoing a medical procedure it's common to put on a gown for modesty and go under sedation for things like a colonoscopy and the like, but from what I have heard Europeans don't do either, just do whatever without any kind of sedation and fully nude, is that true?
Who told you that?
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:46 AM
 
Location: SW France
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God bless the internet!

I recently had a gastroscopy here in SW France.

Had a gown, was sedated, woke up in recovery, taken back to my private room that cost Euros20, which I can have reimbursed through my insurance.

All done quickly and smoothly.

Great medical set up over here.
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Old 08-28-2018, 05:20 AM
Status: "I cannot wait for the heat to break..." (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Then why do Europeans not have an issue with it?

Do you have a choice? I'm sure if it was the same price and a European doctor asked if the person would like their colonoscopy with or without medication I bet many would choose medication. I could be wrong but why be stoic when there is no need. I can see if it is price or you have a bad experience with medication but to decline if you are healthy seems rather foolish to me. So should I say all Europeans are foolish? See how dumb it is to completely generalize



When I went for my colonoscopy I was not given a choice. It was a procedure and the doctor told me how it was done. How does that make me a wimp?
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Old 08-28-2018, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Pérouges
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Where on Earth did you hear that!?!


Have you been been talking to the blue fairies at the bottom of your garden again? You know you shouldn't.... The trolls under the bridge by the river are a much more reliable source.
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:11 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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never mind where he heard it, why would anyone believe anything so stupid?
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:14 AM
 
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A couple of years ago a friend of mine had a ghastly experience on a glacier in Northern Italy.
As a result his toes got severe frostbite and some of them had to be amputated.

He was hospitalised, and after a painful sleepless night he was taken to the operating theatre.
There he stood fully naked waiting for the doctor to arrive.
At last the surgeon showed up with a chopping knife and a bottle of grappa; he shoved the bottle into my friend’s hands ordering him to gulp it down.
Whilst my friend was drinking the surgeon kneeled down and... CHOP! ... the dead toes were gone.
Then the nurse swept the floor clean, opened the window and threw the useless bodily parts onto the busy streets below whilst my friend, anesthesised by copious amounts of liquor, was standing still in the middle of the room barely aware of what had just happened.
He spent another week in hospital and then he came back to his normal life, fully recovered

Wow!!!! This kind of innovation would really cut down on medical profiteering in the U.S.
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:25 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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For example, in Europe when getting a colonoscopy they don't knock you out, hell you don't even wear a gown, you do most everything without sedation and fully nude everywhere else. Only Americans are wimps and prudes about these kinds of things.

Oh another thread bashing Americans because we do things differently than other countries.
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