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Old 05-15-2019, 06:34 PM
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Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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The flexible fiber-optic colonoscope replaced the rigid (and limited) procto-sigmoidoscope -- just as table-type fluoroscopes and better local anesthesia took a lot of the insecurity out of the once-dreaded lumbar puncture (spinal tap); I've recently been a thankful beneficiary of both improvements.

 
Old 05-15-2019, 09:21 PM
 
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Almost anyone can go a day without eating without ill effects unless they have a specific medical issue that prevents it. I do it all the time - it is slight discomfort and low energy - no big deal. The human body has been designed to tolerate this quite well because throughout our history food was not always 100% reliable. You should get the colonoscopy to rule out something more serious like cancer so you can peace of mind, or if it is cancer you can start to do something about instead of keeping your head in the sand.
 
Old 05-15-2019, 11:13 PM
 
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Don't be a weenie. If this is the worst thing you have to do this month be grateful. You won't die from a day of fasting. Drink clear broth. It may not be as yummy as pizza, but it will keep you from being very hungry. Also keep busy so you don't focus on it all day.
 
Old Yesterday, 12:06 AM
Status: "Ummmmmmm" (set 6 days ago)
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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Go back and read the advice you got months ago. Then go OMG a whole day without food, then get your scope.

Or just keep going to the emergency room and itching randomly and bleeding AND FREAKING OUT BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS.

Your choice.
 
Old Yesterday, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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You should follow your physician's advice.....he is the only one who has examined you and knows what he is looking for, anyone here is just making guesses, uneducated ones at that....
Or she!!!!
 
Old Yesterday, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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This is the most ridiculous post I've read on C-D. You don't want a scope... because you're AFRAID TO GO A DAY WITHOUT EATING?!!!?!? You can't be serious?!?

And you eat a frozen pizza... 4 nights a week?!? as a ...4th meal.... and only weigh... 160 pounds...
Do you have a tape worm?
 
Old Yesterday, 08:22 AM
 
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10 years ago at age 50, the prep was Fleet phospho-soda. That was kind of nasty. You had to drink big volumes of it twice and sitting on the toilet was basically a space shuttle launch. I had another one a couple of months ago. The new prep is way better. You mix the stuff twice with maybe a pint of water and chug. The session on the toilet isn't the violent rocket launch. The La-La Land drug they give you before the procedure works great and you're up and fully functional minutes after the procedure is over.
 
Old Yesterday, 09:40 AM
 
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Iím 34 and my GI doctor wants me to have a colonoscopy because of my symptoms. My symptoms are itchy and pain sometimes when I use the bathroom. There is also blood on the tissue sometimes when I wipe myself. The itching is what bothers me the most. I could be walking down the street and it randomly start itching.

I was suppose to get a colonoscopy months ago and posted a thread on here about it months ago but never got the colonoscopy. A few weeks ago my butt was hurting me so bad that I had to go to the emergency room. They gave me Lidocaine there and it numbed the pain. My GI doctor wants me to do a colonoscopy this Friday. I am nervous and donít know if I can go a whole day without eating. Iím 5í8 160 but just donít know if I can go a whole day without eating. Iím also nervous about the prep drink too and 2 pills I have to take. The not eating part is bothering me.

When I went to the emergency room they gave me a stool sample and it was negative


I really donít want this colonoscopy test cause of the reasons I mentioned and plus I think itís hemms. The test is this Friday. Should I reschedule? Should I do this test?



Edit: another thing I forgot to mention is that I usually eat Digorno pizza 4 nights a week. I donít eat it for dinner though, itís my late night snack around 9pm 3-4 nights a week. Not sure if this is relative to my situation but just wanted to mention it

Ask yourself this. Would I rather have a colposcopy or a Colostomy bag?
 
Old Yesterday, 09:48 AM
Status: "Ummmmmmm" (set 6 days ago)
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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This is the most ridiculous post I've read on C-D. You don't want a scope... because you're AFRAID TO GO A DAY WITHOUT EATING?!!!?!? You can't be serious?!?

And you eat a frozen pizza... 4 nights a week?!? as a ...4th meal.... and only weigh... 160 pounds...
Do you have a tape worm?
You might be onto something. A tapeworm would make him so hungry that he'd be afraid to go without food for a day. And it might cause bleeding and itching.
 
Old Yesterday, 09:52 AM
 
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10 years ago at age 50, the prep was Fleet phospho-soda. That was kind of nasty. You had to drink big volumes of it twice and sitting on the toilet was basically a space shuttle launch. I had another one a couple of months ago. The new prep is way better. You mix the stuff twice with maybe a pint of water and chug. The session on the toilet isn't the violent rocket launch. The La-La Land drug they give you before the procedure works great and you're up and fully functional minutes after the procedure is over.
I had one done 9 yrs ago and donít remember violent toilet sessions. More like peeing out the butt, no pain or other nastiness other than going so OFTEN was a drag. The fasting was tolerable but I sure didnít exercise that day.
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