Colonoscopy

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@MrsPaperFlowers:  Nah….lots of farting and a generally goofy demeanor….that’s about it.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

He will be fine. I just had one recently because of my mom having colon cancer. Mostly just a little bit of gas after which is normal. He might just be a little bit funny when he comes off of the general anesthesia, but I was fine right when I woke up. Hope that helps. It’s very nice of you to be concerned for his comfort though 🙂

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsPaperFlowers:  There isn’t usually a lot of discomfort following the procedure. Any discomfort felt during the procedure is mostly forgotten, as one of the medications they give you in the IV is an amnesiac (makes you forget any discomfort you did feel).

Most people say the prep is worse than the procedure or how you feel after. You need to drink a solution to cleanse the bowel and may get cramping that is quite uncomfortable.

http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/kb/content/medicaltest/hw209694.html

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The prep is worse than the procedure. Please take probiotics after the procedure for a few weeks. I developed complications after the prep due to an inbalance of proper gut bacteria. 

I woke up during the procedure. Honestly despite that, not bad. The drugs made me a chatty kathy, and I was blabbering on to the poor nurse after apparently. So just sit with him after until he’s “with it” and you have to be with him for a day or so after usually. Keep an eye out for abnormal bleeding etc. They should give you discharge info with that though. 

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I remember the worst part being drinking the stuff before to clean out your system.  Afterwards was a piece of cake.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsPaperFlowers:  Wierd. I have autoimmune and they told me probiotics were essential. I guess different conditions are treated differently though. Either way, I hope he gets through it OK. Other than being a bit dopey after, the meds wear off fairly quickly in my experience. 🙂 Good luck

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@MrsPaperFlowers: I have crohns and i take an acidolphilus every day, and my dr never told me to stop taking, but i guess it depends on type of crohns and where the disease lies in your track. (I also take it to reduce yeast infections as being on Remicade there is a higher risk for them – Bleh!)

good luck with everything! Its really sweet that you want to know what to do for him, he’s going to be starving when he comes home because of the prep. but as long as he’s not in the middle of a flare then make him what ever he wants, if he’s in a flare you might want to make some of his “crohn’s friendly foods” everybody can have different triggers so i would look into what he likes to eat when he’s not feeling well.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

All I can say is that there’s nothing ‘lightly’ about GoLYTELY.

The name is a super lie.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@MrsPaperFlowers:  Good for him! the longer he’s flare free the longer it will stay! i’ve been flare free for about a year and a 1/2 and Remicade saved my life! They’ve upped my dose and I go every 4 weeks (that kinda sucks but what ever as long as it works!) Why are they doing another colonoscopy if he’s been feeling so good?

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