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07-21-2014, 01:40 PM   #1
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First colonoscopy

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I have my first colonosopy on august 8th at 9am. What can I expect? I'm suppose to be going to a cottage that evening; being picked up around 5pm. Should I be making arrangements to go saturday or cancel completely?
07-21-2014, 01:48 PM   #2
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I felt tired after mine but still went to my sons ball game.
07-21-2014, 02:16 PM   #3
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I usually come home and have a nap after mine. If you have a nap like I do, you might still be a bit groggy afterwards but coherent enough to enjoy an evening with friends/family.
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07-21-2014, 02:22 PM   #4
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I think you will be fine going to the cottage that night. The worst part is the prep and once you actually get scoped you are just sleepy for a few hours afterwards. And very hungry!!

Good luck and have fun on your trip.
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07-21-2014, 04:32 PM   #5
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After a scope, cottage is a great idea.
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07-21-2014, 09:43 PM   #6
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When do I get the results of the scope?
07-21-2014, 09:45 PM   #7
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I got mine back in three days but had a dx same day..just needed the path to confirm.
07-22-2014, 04:44 AM   #8
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The actual procedure is nothing,the prep is horrible foul tasting liquid,you just generally feel tired after it,so if your going some nice after it enjoy.good luck all the best
07-22-2014, 11:25 AM   #9
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Hey there

Generally in the US the sedation is pretty good for scopes, so you probably wont remember it.

You might be drowsy after, so make sure you have a little time for a nap if you need one, or if you can sleep in cars maybe sleep on the way. You might also be a little sore for a few days, so make sure that you have some painkillers. Generally though, I don't think you need to cancel your trip, just warn loved ones you might be a little dopey that evening and you might not be super active. I think having something to look forward to will really help get through the prep as well
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07-24-2014, 02:28 AM   #10
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And you might be really gassy - they pump you full of air to do the scope and it all has to go somewhere if you know what I mean. My son has had pretty bad cramping because of the gas along with a lot of toots.
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Hi cwilliam! We can be virtual colonoscopy buddies, as I have a colonoscopy and endoscopy on August 8, also! I check in at 9:30 am and it is scheduled to start at 10:30 am. Good luck!
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07-30-2014, 08:02 PM   #12
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Amy is it your first one?
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No, I had one before in 2009 for unrelated issues.
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