Colonoscopy question

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-16-2005
Colonoscopy question
5
Sat, 11-26-2011 - 10:10pm

I'm scheduled to have a colonoscopy on Tuesday and would like to know what to expect from the prep beforehand.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 10:46am

Sorry I did not see your question sooner. I guess you will already have finished your prep and the colonoscopy, too, by the time you read this. I am surprised that you did not have specific prep instructions sooner.

Prep results can really vary a lot with individuals as well as with the specific prep selected. I have always had a lot of diarrhea sort of results and been up for hours with my preps. My husband just had a colonoscopy and he only had one movement after he took the prep. He was on clear liquids for a day before the prep, so that might have made some difference.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-16-2005
Wed, 11-30-2011 - 5:00pm

I didn't have too much trouble with the prep.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 2:31am

Glad the prep was not too bad.

I always have the same problem with people finding my veins. Not fun!

I hope that your colonoscopy was just a routine thing and no problems found.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-09-2008
Tue, 12-06-2011 - 4:05pm

I personally found the entire thing, prep and test, kinda awful.

 

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 11:44pm

I think it is true that the prep can aggravate your stomach problems! And I did find the prep worse than the test. I was not totally "out" throughout the test, but sort of drifting in and out. My hubby on the other hand was totally out and did not realize it was all over when he got to the recovery area.