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Colonoscopy help
Dec 31, 2009
... Have her talk to her doctor. There are several different preps available. DH had GoLytely and just the quantity of it was enough to make me dread this test. Fortunately, my doc recommended magnesium citrate and Dulcolax pills- much less obnoxious. See what alternative preps he/she recommends. Your mother can't be the only patient who can't tolerate the usual prep. (2 replies)
... Another thing to consider is chemotherapy for colon cancer usually takes 6 months and is accompanied by various side effects. Your colonoscopy will take 1 day and remove any polyps before they have a chance to develop into tumors. ... (22 replies)
... In regards to the discomfort of having a colonoscopy, it's not that bad. As is often stated, the prep is the worst part. Spending an evening pooping in the bathroom is not my idea of a fun time. But you just have to keep things in perspective. ... (22 replies)

... If you type virtual colonoscopy in a search engine you may find some places that do a scan of the colon without using an invasive tube. ... (1 replies)
... My mom has had a few surgeries for which flushing out was necessary, and a colonoscopy earlier this year too. ... (9 replies)
... I think the Visicol pills cleaned me out good for the colonoscopy, the doctor just made the comment that he wanted me to use the GoLytely before the surgery to do a better job. Maybe the higher volume of fluid going through flushes you out better. When I used the GoLytely, I added the water to the powder the night before and put it in the fridge so it was cold the next... (17 replies)
... Had my colonoscopy done yesterday. ... (17 replies)
... I'm 52 and had never had a colonoscopy before. ... (17 replies)
... Thanks everyone for all the input. Kaye, I'm glad to hear your husband is doing well. I'm not going to cancel my colonoscopy (been tempting though), but I won't I know I have to do this. Cowboy, also glad to hear you had no cancer. What a relief to hear! I hope I hear those same words. I don't even want a polyp... the whole thing really scares me. I saw what my dad went... (17 replies)
... I had a colonoscopy last December and used the Visicol pills. I didn't take the Mag drink afterwards though. My directions called for taking 4 pills every 15 min. ... (17 replies)
... Dont cancel your colonoscopy no matter what. It can save your life. ... (17 replies)
... I had my colonoscopy in February. The prep was Golytly. I hated it. By the time I finished my bm's were like water. ... (17 replies)
... As enticing as it sounds, I'm not sure I could go for 4 days without solid food. I just had a virtual colonoscopy done last week, and I used the Fleet for my prep. Trust me when I say it wasn't my favorite way to go but are any of them? ... (17 replies)
... I'm getting my first colonoscopy done next week. My gastro. doc. told me there was an alternative to drinking a gallon of prep. For some reason he asked me if I could handle drinking all of that and I said I don't know. ... (17 replies)
Bleeding etc
Sep 30, 2005
... I'm sure your colonoscopy will come back clear. My doctor also told me he thought my bleeding was caused by something other than cancer and he was right. ... (11 replies)
... Hi As I understand you have problems getting the sigmiodscopi due to pain - that would give you the same problem with a colonoscopy There is an alternative solution - that is virtual colonoscopy. This is done with a CT scanner at low dose radiation. You need the prep though but the procedure is totally painless as you get nothing up your butt :>) There a lot of places... (7 replies)




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