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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)
... Modern surgery has a whole range of sedation to choose from and only as much as is required is used. ... (7 replies)
... I just had a colonoscopy on Wednesday. ... (19 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)
... 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 rest of the day. ... (7 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
... The only thing, or the main thing, I 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. ... (25 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)
... anxiety agent that is strong and very fast working... it also tends to make you forget the experience. So, you will be in and out of sleep... if you feel ANY pain, tell them and they will give you some more of the meds and you will probably just drift back to sleep. ... (4 replies)
Apr 8, 2006
... anxiety medicine to help you in the weeks before. ... (10 replies)
... years. I started noticing changes in my bowel habits and knew I had to get this done and off mind. ... (10 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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Aug 7, 2005
... Mary speaks of a sigmoidoscopy... NOT THE BEST CHOICE in evaluating the colon. ... (8 replies)
... But there is no anesthesist in for a sigmoid, so NO drugs. You usually have the choice of being put out for a colonoscopy... in your case, I would do "conscious sedation. ... (13 replies)
... phone with the nurse. You are right I was the one that pushed for an earlier scope. According to the nurse this is standard practice for this dr. If you come in complaining of constipation, diarrhea, stomach pain ect then he does 30 days of metamucil to see if that helps then his 1st step is a colonoscopy. ... (5 replies)
Sep 23, 2005
... ding. My doctor also told me he didn't think I had cancer and fortunately he was right. However, as others have told me on this board, it's always wise to have a colonoscopy done anyway just to rule out anything serious. ... (13 replies)
... lly since FOBT is often false negative, and as you are surely aware, a sigmoidoscope does not visualize the entire colon. So, the possiblility of missing polyps in a large part of your large intestine remains high. I would think with your dx of IBS, you would want to have your entire colon visualized. ... (13 replies)

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