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Colonoscopy fears
Sep 29, 2004
... Please don't be nervous or scared about having the colonoscopy done. The worst part of the test is the prep. You will not feel anything at all because you will be sedated. ... (9 replies)
Colonoscopy fears
Sep 26, 2004
... I don't remember a single thing about the actual colonoscopy procedure! ... (9 replies)
Colonoscopy fears
Sep 26, 2004
... o. They found 1 polyp which was biopsied and found to be nothing. This was my second prep in 2 month, I had to do it for surgery. The prep was no fun, but the colonoscopy was nothing. ... (9 replies)

Colonoscopy fears
Sep 26, 2004
... Don't be worried about the colonoscopy..I have had three in the last 6 months, and they are a peice of cake....Now the prep really sucks, but the procedure if simple and pain'll be amazed how easy it is...good luck (9 replies)
Colonoscopy fears
Sep 26, 2004
... You can only have liquids and broths the day before the colonoscopy and nothing on the day. Plan to be at home from the time you start to take the laxative as you will be in the bathroom alot. ... (9 replies)
Colonoscopy fears
Sep 26, 2004
... arium examination. The doctor said he saw something which he thinks is probably the stitches from my previous operation, and he would arrange for a CT scan and a colonoscopy as he wouldn't know for sure if it was the stitches or a return of the cancer until they had a look inside. ... (9 replies)
... Did you find out what it was? I hope it was good news and that you have overcome your fears. I have had two kinds of cancer and the word is very scary but they got both of them early so I'm still here. I wish you the best in the days ahead. (1 replies)
... Thanks, Leslie, for your response! I am hoping that there wasn't another one in there that the doctor couldn't see (which is one of my fears). I am going to ask about having another colonoscopy at the 1-year mark which would be the time they could see if anything was missed or if there is anything new. I'm guessing if something was missed, it woudl have been because it... (8 replies)
... I have the same fears about the C'scopy. Most people say they never finish all the prep. ... (10 replies)
... Please don't be afraid of a colonoscopy. My dad was diagnosed with rectal cancer Feb. 2006. He has stage 3. He is doing fine right now. I was 43 when he was diagnosed, and now I'm 44. I went July 2006. I was terrified to go get one done, because I was scared of what they might find. I was having no symptoms, but his colon dr. recommends everyone to get one at age 40. I... (22 replies)
... Norton, you are not the only one with a fear of doctors, believe me! I don't even like to take my dog to the vet for cryin' out loud (seriously)! Due to my fear of doctors I now have stage IV cancer and have the "pleasure" of seeing a doctor or getting poked an average of once every 2 weeks or so. I went 4 weeks without seeing a doctor while on a chemo break and I was doing a... (22 replies)
... Well EXCUSE me. I think the origin of this thread was not getting a colonoscopy it was a FEAR of it and yes I gave my "two cents". ... (22 replies)
... I noticed that you have been talking about needing a colonoscopy since March of 2006. ... (22 replies)
... Definitely get the colonoscopy. I was diagnosed at 39 with stage 3 colon cancer. Make no mistake that a colonoscopy is absolutely NOTHING compared to major surgery and chemotherapy. The surgery was no fun. ... (22 replies)
... A colonoscopy is NO BIG DEAL, and it is a walk in the park compared to the alternative which could be colon cancer. I waited...and waited...and waited... ... (22 replies)
... Norton54, I hear you. I can't watch doctor shows on TV because I will have every symptom of every disease they show. I really am scared of doctors and I give myself acute anxiety by diagnosing myself via the Internet. But I have finally come to the conclusion that hypochondria and fear is OK as long as I take action when there's something wrong. From your response, I... (22 replies)
... You are doing yourself and others a disservice by implying that a colonoscopy is something to be feared and put off. Is it a pleasant day at the park? ... (22 replies)
... I agree with LESLIETOO. Please get your colonoscopy. It truly is no big deal. I put it off and put it off -- I am now stage IV and have been undergoing chemo for 8 months. In addition, because I put all of this off I developed a life-threatining condition called necrotizing fasciitis (commonly known as flesh-eating bacteria) from a tumor that leaked from my rectum into my leg.... (22 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)
... oo weak. my mom is the only person in my family who has ever had it. but i know that there is still a chance that i could get biggest fear about getting a colonoscopy is being drugged..i would rather be awake. that might sound ridiculous, because of the pain. ... (22 replies)

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