Post # 1
Any bees out there with UC? I was always told I had IBS really bad but now they are going to do a colonoscopy to see if it is something more. About a week ago I went to the ER with a fever and severe pain in my right side (and some blood when I went to the bathroom). They thought it was my appendix because of my higher than normal white blood cell count, but the trusty appendix was fine. The colonoscopy will not be done for another month since my doctor is on vacation. I am having really bad joint stiffness as well and I am driving myself crazy thinking about what it could be!
Post # 3
I had a colonoscopy a few weeks ago and it was nothing. They put me completely out and I remember nothing. I don’t have UC, but I hope they figure out what is wrong with you and you start feeling better soon!
Post # 4
Patients are not usually”completely out” for a colonoscopy. Procedural or conscious sedation is often used, which involves injecting drugs into an IV line. One of the drugs that may be used causes amnesia- so even if you have any discomfort you won’t remember it.
I had a colonoscopy in the hospital where I worked and it was a breeze. The test will help your physicains to diagnose the cause of your pain and bleeding. Good luck with it.
If you have severe pain or bleeding that causes you to be light-headed or dizzy , or develop a fever with no other known cause while you wait for the test, do not hesitate to go back to the ER.
Post # 5
I was given propofol, so whether I was completely out or not, I don’t know. I don’t remember a thing though until I woke up in the recovery room wanting apple juice.
Post # 6
I know this is the hard part, but try not to worry – stressing about it will not make waiting easier. And besides, there is *nothing* bad about finding what the cause is, because then they can figure out how to fix it! 🙂
Post # 7
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Your appendicitis scare is similar to mine – I went to the hospital with extreme pain in my right side, slight fever, and an elevated white blood cell count. But the CT scan showed nothing and they sent me home.
I think that was a mistake actually and I wish they removed it. I also have had a history of IBS and had my gall bladder removed a few years ago — which increased my GI symptoms.