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Scheduled For Colonoscopy...Ek!

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Have my colonoscopy on Feb 15th- decided not to wait any longer. Im a bit concerned...i'm only 35 but i have had a lot of GI problems for 8 yrs and both grandmothers died from colon cancer

I have had chronic constipation and bowel problems for a while so I almost feel like they will have to find something in there. My fear is polyps and/or cancer.

Have any of you with chronic bowel problems had clean colonoscopies?

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Except for 'the most extensive' diverticuli the doctor had ever seen my colonscopys came back normal prediagnosis. At the time I had suffered from daily explosive D for 15 years with the last 5 also including 3 hour painful bouts every night. It was more painful than having a ten lbs baby was. Of course my doctor was to ill-informed to even bother with doing an endo. I have always wondered what that would have shown.

If you going to do the lower it is a good idea to have them scope the other end at the same time. It only adds a short amount of time to add the endo in. With your continued issues they really should check your villi and see how your healing in additon to scoping the lower end.

The prep is no fun but the test is a breeze. You will most likely sleep right through it all.

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I'm glad you decided to get it done soon--chances are all is well and that should put your mind at ease. I was nervous about mine, since it was my first. The cleanse the night before is unpleasant, but the procedure itself was fine since I was completely out for the entire thing. The last thing I remember was having the IV put in, and the next thing I knew I was awake and it was over. Afterwards, I felt fine.

I had had GI problems (diarrhea, nausea) for years before mine, my dad had a polyp at age 50 that had turned malignant (it was removed before it had a chance to spread and never reoccurred), but thankfully mine was clean. Happily, my dad is now 82 and doing great--the key is if you have a concern/family history, get checked out but don't panic. Knowledge is power ;)

Best of luck, and let us know how you do!

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Just had the endo in December- was fine and biopsy was negative. just had some duodenitis but im working on treating that now

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Just had the endo in December- was fine and biopsy was negative. just had some duodenitis but im working on treating that now

I had forgotten you mentioned that before. I hope everything goes well with the scope and that they can figure out what is going on.

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