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... 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. with any clear liquid (I drank 7-Up) but with the last dose take with Ginger Ale. That was at noon, then at 10pm, I took 2 more sets of 4 pills, so a total of 28 pills. I was cleaned out by 6 pm, so the second... (17 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. You will have to do the prep, then air is pumped into the colon and the scan is done. ... (1 replies)
... us colonoscopy. The doctor had told her he thought he saw two polyps going in, but could only find one coming out, and two years later, it had grown flat on the colon wall, but like mine, the cancer was still contained so they got it all during surgery, so she didn't need any further treatment either. ... (17 replies)

... The short answer is that cancer does not get better, only worse so it is probably 'roids. those usually are accompanied by discomfort or pain and itchiness but not neccessarily. If you are concerned it takes a doctor to look up there and make the determination. It shouldn't be embarrasing since not doing anything and finding out later that it IS cancer is the alternative.... (1 replies)
... Medicine section. It stated that most colon cancer doens't show any symptoms until it's progressed and that if it is in your family, like mine, you should get tested at age 40. ... (17 replies)
... ancer. 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 through with colon cancer last year and I pray I never get that dreaded disease. He had stage 3 which spread to his lymphnodes and prostate but he is doing so well. ... (17 replies)
... A colonoscopy is not like a PAP test because the scope has to go through the entire colon and that involves maneuvering around the bends from the rectum to the sigmoid to the transverse to the cecum. ... (22 replies)
Surgery tomorrow
Dec 30, 2008
... Hey, no need to apologize...many of us have been there. You're going to be just fine. It's not as painful or as hard as people think...actually, both my 82 year old aunt who underwent it two years ago and me, who underwent it last year, didn't think the surgery was all that fact, I didn't use my pain meds after I got home. I did have some very unusual... (10 replies)

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