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... Archie is correct... conscious sedation IS actually safer than general anesthesia. Conscious sedation allows you to drift in and out of sleep and usually forget much of what went on, all the while making you comfortable during the procedure. ... (7 replies)
... I like to know if I will get more amount of "conscious sedation" meditation this time because the procedure needs to take more time.I don't know if do EGD and colonoscopy at same time is as same as safy than just do one procedure one time because getting more amount of sedations. ... (7 replies)
... When we do a colonoscopy or Endoscopy procedure , the doctor use a conscious sedation to has the patient to lose consciousness for a while, I like to know this sedation’s detail information and if this kind of sedative is pretty safe. I mean “safe” is the patient will be recovered consciousness soon and wouldn’t be lost consciousness forever by accidentally. (7 replies)

... I just had a colonoscopy on Wednesday. ... (19 replies)
... I don't understand what your mean, if they used this kind of sedation and let you are somewhat aware during the endoscopy procedure was used and cooperated with them? ... (7 replies)
... Windy, looks like you'll be having your colonoscopy tomorrow. Best of luck. Mine was scheduled for tomorrow as well, but was bumped up a day to today! ... (9 replies)
Aug 5, 2007
... Hi -- I just wanted to put your mind at ease about the sedation, my husband has sleep apnea bad and snores like a lumberjack on steroids, and he's had 2 surgeries and a colonscopy with different levels of sedation. No problem whatsoever. The doctors won't let you stop breathing! Conscious sedation is less risky than general anesthesia --of course any procedure has some... (25 replies)
... Modern surgery has a whole range of sedation to choose from and only as much as is required is used. ... (7 replies)
... When I have my colonoscopies, I am given a wonderful sedative that you wake up from immediately after the procedure, fully awake with no hangover. I think it was Versed. However, when I had an endoscopy done (at a different time than the colonoscopy) that medication was bad. It took a long time afterwards to become awake and alert and I felt like I was in a stupor most of the... (7 replies)
... but evidently conscious sedation doesn't work for me. I was chatting with the doctor and nurses the entire time. At one point the doctor said "would you please be quiet? ... (6 replies)
Mar 30, 2006
... Get that colonoscopy scheduled!!!! With your family history it is vital that you get scoped every year or two. ... (10 replies)
... persistent diahhrea for a couple years, bloating, really thin or flat stools. Had a fecal occult which was negative a few months back. Anyway, I scheduled the colonoscopy and had it Wednesday. ... (3 replies)
... I dreaded, feared, worried about having a colonoscopy so much and I'm in my 50s. They are no big deal. ... (1 replies)
Aug 5, 2007
... should say, that bothers me, is the sedation. I snore and don't know if I have sleep apnea, but I read of a study done in Philly in which some people receiving conscious sedation experienced sleep apnea! I guess I should my doctor of my worries. I have never been sedated in my life. ... (25 replies)
... I had conscious sedation with Diprofan and had an upper edoscopy exam as well as the colonoscopy. the worse part for me was the gas I experienced afterward. ... (10 replies)
... First of all, no you PROBABLY won't be able to go back to work. This is only because you will have some form of conscious sedation and you really shouldn't drive afterwards. Many people wake right up while others are groggy for the day. ... (10 replies)
... Trish: Of COURSE, that's a perfectly valid worry that all of us on this board who have children have had to face. It's too bad your husband is out of town next week... did you have a good friend that could have driven you? I KNOW that you want you husband involved, and he would be I'm sure from then on. But with the pain, bleeding, and other symptoms, maybe it would be... (4 replies)
Apr 8, 2006
... You can also get anti-anxiety medicine to help you in the weeks before. Explain your previous trauma/abuse to the MD and I am certain you will be prescribed something. It is SO important that you get this done. I am now 33. I began bleeding when I was 28 and was told that the rectal bleeding I was having was due to hemmorhoids, etc. by my Internal Medicine doctor. To make... (10 replies)
... I'm thinking it is probably safer than the more powerful stuff they give for serious surgery. My one and only colonoscopy went just fine--I woke up near the end, watched the monitor and chatted with the doctor as he retracted the probe. A nurse I talked to yesterday told me she was out like a light for hers and was slow to wake up, so I guess it affects people differently. ... (7 replies)
... My turn to post instead of reply! :-) I start my prep tomorrow morning for my 3rd 'C' in 2 1/2 years. I would like to second all the posters that the prep is, by far, the hardest part of the procedure, but it isn't the end of the world! The procedure itself is a "piece of cake" and afterwards you wonder what all the fuss was about. If a ployp is found, I guess (for me anyway)... (2 replies)

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