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Cancer: Colon Message Board

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I will be having a colonoscopy in a month. I have been having problems with rectal bleeding, weightloss, and nausea after BM's. I went to a colon rectal surgeon that I saw 7 years ago who treated the hemorrhoids again last week. He strongly suggested that I get a colonoscopy done. My last one was done 7 years ago. I was told last year that I needed to do one when I turn 35 because my mom had a precancerous polyp removed when she was 45.

It looks like my dr threw a kink into my plan and I will be doing it next month. To be honest, my colon-rectal surgeon scared me when he told me that he has diagnosed colon cancer in people my age.

Anyways, the prep that he is giving me is 3 steps. I am doing a combination of 4 dulcolax tablets, then a bottle of Magnesium citrate, and later I take mirlax. He said that it will start early and hopefully be done early. How much cramping will I experience with this prep? The thought of taking this much stuff is nerve racking. I am very regular and never had problems with constipation.

When I did the colonoscopy 7 years ago, I didn't not remember it. I had a spinal procedure done under sedation last year and was crying and screaming off and on. I made it clear to the dr that I am concern about the sedation and he told me that if I wake up, he will stop and give me more medication. I am scared that I will be aware of it. I don't want to be in pain or even care about it. Will this be possible?

How bad will the cramping be. Any way to reduce it.


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