(Closed) Tummy Troubles

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wait…you haven’t seen the gastro yet?  And they’re scheduling a procedure without seeing you first?

Not to scare you more, but I would be wary of that. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

My father has had quite a few colonoscopies. Basically they give you a laxitive and you don’t eat the night before. They sedate you (I think they call it twilight sedation) so your muscles relax and you don’t tense up.

What are you worried about specifically?

Basically, it’s just a camera going to scope everything out. You don’t need something abnormal to show up before they schedule one. it’s very routine.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@KateByDesign:  Typically, your gastroenterologist does the colonoscopy. I didn’t get the gist that she was having surgery. She mentioned surgery because the last time she was under anesthesia (which is not the same as sedation) she aspirated and she’s worried about the sedation.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I am a tummy troubler too, I had a colonoscopy back in June and it was no trouble at all. I saw my gastroentrologist once with similar symptoms to yours and then I had it done. So I would not say its out of the ordinary. And even though you are sedated, you aren’t fully put under and I wouldn’t consider it surgery.

The only part that sucks was prepping for it. The procedure itself was painless and you don’t even realize until its over.

The peace of mind though knowing that your bowels aren’t inflamed or anything else was way worth it

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Hyperventilate:  I know that.  But doesn’t a consultation usually occur with the gastro before deciding she should have the colonoscopy?  it’s my understanding her GP referred her to a gastro and they called her to schedule the colonoscopy without even seeing her or discussing her symptoms. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@KateByDesign:  I assume the GP put in a referal for a colonoscopy. Generally if the GP says, “This patient is having belly issues.” the go-to procedure is a colonoscopy. My father has had, hell.. maybe 3? 4? He has never had a previous meeting with the gastro (except for a non related issue). It doesn’t seem strange to me.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Hyperventilate:   Hmm, I guess i’ve just had the opposite experience.  MY GP referred me to a gastro and I went over everything with him again at his office, since he was the specialist, then he decided from there to have the colonoscopy/endoscopy.

MY Darling Husband had the same experience with a different Doctor.  

But OP, a colonoscopy is nothing to be worried about.  It’s a very simple procedure that doesn’t take long at all.  

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If it makes you feel any better, my mom had a short period where she was having stomach issues (they went away on their own, with no explanation) and her tests came back completely normal, but they still wanted to schedule a colonoscopy just to be safe. It’s a really common procedure, so they probably just want to be 100% sure nothing is wrong. If I were you, I’d call your regular doctor’s office about your test results. My doctor’s doesn’t call if everything in your tests is normal, they only call if there is a problem.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013
Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Gluten allergy? Or dairy? Have you tried eliminating both in your diet for a couple of days?  Might help, I know the STRESS and ANXIETY of waiting on a diagnosis. Hang in there bee 

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