Gastroenterology Community
colonoscopy pending
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Gastroenterology issues such as Acid Reflux (GERD), Barretts Esophagus, Colitis, Colon/Bowel Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis/ Diverticulosis, Digestive Disorders and Stomach Pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

colonoscopy pending

hi i am a 27 year old female that has noticed mucous in my stools for the past 8 mths. when i drink an alcoholic beverage my stools become loose and i feel nauseated. my doctor wishes that i get a colonoscopy but i suffer from extreme anxiety and am so terrified of this procedure that i cant even find the appropriate words to describe my fear. i was wondering if for this it would be best for me to go under general anesthesia and not be conscious throughout this procedure as the thought of that calms my axieties? and also do you think it is a necesary procedure for me to have considering my bloods came back normal and my doctor hasn't even taken a stool sample?
your response would be greatly appreciated
Related Discussions
Avatar_f_tn
I don't think you need a colonoscopy yet.  You should get a stool sample first.  For me, I have had general anesthesia and sedation, and I remember nothing of the procedure for both of them.  Some people remember the procedure and others remember nothing.  The colonoscopy is not as bad as you would think.  The worst part of the colonoscopy by far (and almost everyone would agree) is the prep to get you cleaned out the day before.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
CalGal
CA
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
cnoevl21
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
1530171_tn?1418143903
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
me_just34
140029_tn?1393301742
Blank
Matthew007
UT