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I had a colonoscopy in 2001 and it was the most painful and traumatic medical procedure of my life. I was writhing in agony, thrashing about on the surgical table, even though I had been given Versed and Demerol. The gastroenterologist then had me restrained in a surgical restraint garment and continued with the procedure against my wishes. I was screaming for him to stop. He ignored me. I had trauma for months afterwards. I could not get any support in my legal case against him, since this was considered a "routine colonoscopy." There is a lot of information going around that colonoscopies are painless. That simply is not true. If they were, why are they performed under strong pain killers? I want to let other patients know what is considered a "routine colonoscopy." If I had known, it would have been more easy for me to deal with what happened. If at all possible, avoid a colonoscopy. I am not referring to the preparation. That was nothing compared to the trauma of going through excruciating pain while I was restrained. Shame on the medical profession.

I agree 100% with you they started doing one on me this morning and it was excrutiating so i started to fight back so they knocked me out, I am very sorry to hear of your experience i managed a couple good elbows into whoever was holding me as they were yelling at me to remain still and had someone else by the shirt next thing i knew i was dressed in my own clothes ready to leave. My wife told me she heard the commotion in the waiting room and that the nurses wouldnt go near me they made her dress me on her own and shes 5months pregnants its a pity ya didnt get a swing at whoever did that to you, if they had kept holding me i would have bitten their arm off It was a very painful few seconds barbaric treatment not to knock you out. You shouldnt have to fight for better treatment the doctors should listen first time. i have had a shoudler dislocation broken pelvis and torn cruciate ligament I understand the difference between pain and discomfort i rate the colonoscopy up there with the shoulder reduction but not over as quick

I had a colonoscopy in 2001 and it was the most painful and traumatic medical procedure of my life. I was writhing in agony, thrashing about on the surgical table, even though I had been given Versed and Demerol. The gastroenterologist then had me restrained in a surgical restraint garment and continued with the procedure against my wishes. I was screaming for him to stop. He ignored me. I had trauma for months afterwards. I could not get any support in my legal case against him, since this was considered a "routine colonoscopy." There is a lot of information going around that colonoscopies are painless. That simply is not true. If they were, why are they performed under strong pain killers? I want to let other patients know what is considered a "routine colonoscopy." If I had known, it would have been more easy for me to deal with what happened. If at all possible, avoid a colonoscopy. I am not referring to the preparation. That was nothing compared to the trauma of going through excruciating pain while I was restrained. Shame on the medical profession.

I had a colonoscopy yesterday….I had been putting it off for years. (Suffering from IBS meant the doctors didn’t insist I had one, it was more a case of me needing to put my mind at rest.) I had chickened out of two previously. Anyway it finally happened and it wasn’t that bad, and the best news..my bowel was fine. I did faint when I had the IV put in!!!My blood pressure dropeed so low, they talked about rearranging it. Thank goodness they did not! I didn’t think I could stand the prep again. The evening prep-though hard work was not as bad as the morning one, having to do it all over again was so disheartening. I think it did help that I had very light meals on the 1st day of the prep.No cramping or anything. The procedure itself is a different story. After the fainting thing they were light on the drugs I think , and I remember writhing around groaning at one point on the last bend. Whether I have a low pain threshold or the Nurse was a bit heavy handed I do not know…but the whole team I had were so nice..and when I did have pain they gave me more sedatives/pain killers. I think if you are worried I would make sure you are fully sedated. I was actually worried about being sedated, but it was actually quite nice!! If you are sedated fully, you only have to handle the prep and the IV (not scary to your average person, I’m just a bit of a baby with needles!)… and normally the wind afterwards. (uncharacteristically I didn’t have much!!)Hope it all went well for you.