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Painful Colonoscopy

I had a colonoscopy yesterday and was in pain almost the entire time, and then was told I would need to have a barium enema done as the colonoscopy was incomplete.  My question is how often does this happen and should I continue with the enema?
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I just had my second colonoscopy on Tues after a colonoscopy one year ago.  The first one was stopped because of a tortuous colon. I thought I was having a bad painful dream when in reality I must have woken up at one point as the Dr was trying to maneuver the scope through the twisted part of my colon.  I was given the option of the enema(which I had years ago)or another colonoscopy with deeper sedation.  I chose the colonoscopy.  I was given "Propo...something", can't remember exact name.  I never felt a thing and woke to hear the nurse say they got all the way through.  Did the Dr say why the procedure was incomplete?  Colonoscopies are a better way of seeing the colon than a barium enema, I have heard.  I apologize if this post comes up twice.  I hit something trying to register and it seemed to delete my first post.  Tell us more, I am curious as I just went through this whole ordeal and an upper endo as well.
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I just had my second colonoscopy on Tues after a colonoscopy one year ago.  The first one was stopped because of a tortuous colon. I thought I was having a bad painful dream when in reality I must have woken up at one point as the Dr was trying to maneuver the scope through the twisted part of my colon.  I was given the option of the enema(which I had years ago)or another colonoscopy with deeper sedation.  I chose the colonoscopy.  I was given "Propo...something", can't remember exact name.  I never felt a thing and woke to hear the nurse say they got all the way through.  Did the Dr say why the procedure was incomplete?  Colonoscopies are a better way of seeing the colon than a barium enema, I have heard.  I apologize if this post comes up twice.  I hit something trying to register and it seemed to delete my first post.  Tell us more, I am curious as I just went through this whole ordeal and an upper endo as well.
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