Re: I Need to Know???(question)

From: Colette (
Fri Feb 23 16:23:43 2001

At Fri, 23 Feb 2001, Jean wrote: >
>At Fri, 23 Feb 2001, Colette wrote:
>>next week when i go to the dr's the girl on the phone told me to do an
>>enema 2 hrs before hand. Because he might want to take a look! Now what
>>is he using and does it hurt? I feel like such a baby asking because i'v
>>had three kids and numurous surgeries but i'm tired of hurting. Does it
>>take very long to do this procedure? She also said something that he
>>might do a barium enema i tried one of those years ago it hurt so much i
>>could'nt go through with it. I guess he'll just have to do a
>> thanks colette
>It sounds to me like he will most likely do a Sigmoidoscopy.
>I have never gone to a Gastroenterologist who didn't do

this procedure ok i had a sigmoidoscope done years ago and cried through the whole thing. I don't think so! I had a greatgasteroligist back east that never did any of that went straight for a colonoscopy. He told me it was easier that way i was'nt uncomfortable. And from what i read the sigmoidscope is'nt even accurate. the gasteroligist back east was great i have yet to find another one like him. But i will go to the appt. and tell him how i feel about it. I know my insurance will cover the colonscopy that is the only way for me. >on my first visit. I had it done "many" times. A tube is inserted into
>the lower 10" of your bowel to visualize the inside of your rectum and
>lower bowel and is done in a doctor's office.
>It doesn't take long, about 15 minutes.
>Some people have a little discomfort, some allot of discomfort, everyone
>is different.
>A Colonoscopy is performed in the hospital with some sedation on an
>out-patient basis (usually)and inspects a much larger portion of bowel.
>It takes longer than a Sigmoidoscopy.
>Here are 3 Web-sites with detailed information on each procedure and
>also a support group with people who had it done.
>JEAN (from PA)
>Jean (from PA)

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