When I turn 45 my doctor might order me to take a colonoscopy. I heard they are hard to take. Should I be nervous?
- 6 days ago
45 is generally too young so you must have symptoms he is concerned about.. They are not hard to take. You wake up thinking they still have not put you under. Just do it. There is no pain and you are up and walking around same day. Bleeding is a slight risk so talk to your doctor about that. Colon cancer is one of life's nightmares.
- WillieLv 72 weeks ago
It'll hurt more to find out that you have colon cancer, so be a man and let the doctor check your oil.
- Dj2541Lv 74 weeks ago
Your Doctor my suggest that you should have a colonoscopy but he/she/it cant order you to have anything!!!!
- RICKLv 71 month ago
They are very very simple
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- Diane ALv 71 month ago
They are pretty simple now, even the prep is easier. The vast majority have no issues at all.
- DixonLv 71 month ago
I had one as part of a general screening program and it was fine. There was a home enema kit to clean things up and you don't eat that day (so you want it done in the morning).
- 1 month ago
Can you invite a friend to go with you if you are nervous about the colonoscopy?
- Anonymous1 month ago
They are a bit traumatic. You have to starve for 24 hours beforehand and drink a special fluid that flushes you out and frankly you will be urinating it out of your anus. Then when you turn up at the hospital you get sedated before the procedure. However, the sedation is beautiful.