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I went to the doctor today.  He thinks I need more fiber in my diet.  He wants me to do Citrucel for 2 weeks then if no improvement do a colonoscopy.  He took some blood to do a red blood cell count.  1st question...if the red blood is normal does that mean I'm ok?  2nd question...can I get a colonoscopy without going under anestetic?  I am really affraid of that.
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Hi There,
a normal blood count tells you that you are not anemic. Anemia occurs for many reasons including nutritional deficiencies, blood loss from: (trauma, heavy menses, gastrointestinal bleeding, etc), inadequate production of blood cells due to chronic illness. And so on.

A colonoscopy can be done without anesthesia. it is usually done with sedation and is much more comfortable to go through when medication for pain and anxiety is given.

best wishes to you.
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