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Old 05-15-2019, 06:28 AM
 
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I had after years, if not a decade, of avoiding it. It was no big deal. The prep is the hard part, if you will. The procedure itself goes quickly and you're sedated anyway.

 
Old 05-15-2019, 06:32 AM
 
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I had after years, if not a decade, of avoiding it. It was no big deal. The prep is the hard part, if you will. The procedure itself goes quickly and you're sedated anyway.
Ok so it feels good to see I ain稚 the only one who is avoiding it. I been avoiding it since January. I知
Normally not nervous about tests but for some reason I知 nervous about this one and keep putting it off or start eating on the day before the procedure. How often does the prep make you go to the bathroom
 
Old 05-15-2019, 06:35 AM
 
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Ok so it feels good to see I ain稚 the only one who is avoiding it. I been avoiding it since January. I知
Normally not nervous about tests but for some reason I知 nervous about this one and keep putting it off or start eating on the day before the procedure. How often does the prep make you go to the bathroom

It depends. Quite a bit then subsides.
 
Old 05-15-2019, 06:37 AM
 
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I must add that though I avoided it for years, I never had symptoms that made it urgent.
 
Old 05-15-2019, 06:44 AM
 
Location: OHIO
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You've never been sick and gone not been able to eat for a day? You will be fine, and you're allowed to eat stuff like soup broth that day before you start the prep.

I had to have one done at 19, it's not that bad. I did the magnesium citrate prep. I honestly felt really good after it was all said and done.
 
Old 05-15-2019, 06:47 AM
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Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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It's a piece of cake, I've had three of them without incident; you can considerably improve the taste of the "prep cocktail" by chilling the stuff, and on the recommendation of my own MD, using one of those little squeeze-bottle disposable enemas before the "cocktail" seems to get completely clear "returns" (just water and liver bile) sooner.

I always decline sedation -- and engage the "team" in conversation during the procedure itself; it just seems to put everyone at ease.

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Old 05-15-2019, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Is that your expert diagnosis based on a thorough history and physical exam???

A physician, a GI specialist according to the OP, believes a colonoscopy is warranted. Clearly the GI PHYSICIAN doesn't think its just "hemms", or he wouldn't have ordered the colonoscopy...

A late night snack isn't causing GI bleeding, and as someone already pointed, NOWHERE "is it said" that one shouldn't eat after 6 PM or so

This OP.

Your reasons for being scared are without merit.
 
Old 05-15-2019, 07:08 AM
 
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Just bite the bullet and do what your doc suggests. I知 71 and, as you would guess, have had them. Though it just sounds like you have hemorrhoids, the doc must have seen something else to raise his suspicions. The colonoscopy is not any where near as bad as many of the things it can reveal.
 
Old 05-15-2019, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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I知 just uncomfortable with not eating for a whole day
You'll be fine. You can still take in calories, they will just be in liquid form. And you can go about three weeks without eating before starving to death in any case; one day of not eating anything solid is simply no big deal.

Get the colonoscopy done!
 
Old 05-15-2019, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Get the colonoscopy.

My co-worker was having some issues and her doctor recommended a colonoscopy. Diagnosis: colon cancer. Fortunately, it was caught in the early stages, it's being treated and her prognosis is really good. She's in her early 30s.

The age to start getting regular colonoscopies was 55 years old. A different lady - no symptoms, no issues but she turned 55 and so she had her first colonoscopy. Diagnosis: stage IV colon cancer. No. Symptoms. And it has spread to other parts of her body. She's currently receiving treatment.

(Since then, they have changed the recommended screening age to 45.)

These are real life examples. I don't post this to alarm you but to show how very important it is that we take care of ourselves and get the recommended screenings.

Get the colonoscopy.
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