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They want to poke me in my nether regions.

(21 Posts)
MrFraggle Fri 05-Mar-21 11:39:02

First post here and probably a bit weird for that.
Going to get a combined upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy, the endoscopy side of things I have had a few times so nothing to fear there but sticking a camera up my bottom does not sound pleasant, mind you I do hope that if they are using the same camera for both ends that they do the top end first. grin
Anyone had one and if so what was it like?

harrigran Fri 05-Mar-21 12:41:02

I have had lots of colonoscopies and I would rather have that than the camera down the oesophagus.
They are very skilled at doing the procedure and quite quickly too, they pump in gas which sometimes gives you a windy pain, I have never had pain. All of my proceduress have been ended with an injection of anti-spasmodic.
The prep is more of a trial than the procedure.

Missfoodlove Fri 05-Mar-21 12:59:40

Really!

New poster and presumably male wants a predominantly female audience to talk to him about having “anal procedures”

I think there may be some more specialist sites.

yggdrasil Fri 05-Mar-21 13:28:06

Missfoodlove, that is a bit cruel. Male or female, we all have to go through these medical procedures and it is a daunting prospect
harrigran's reply is much more helpful

Nanna58 Fri 05-Mar-21 13:34:04

Endoscopy more unpleasant in my opinion, I opted for mild sedative on subsequent occasions.

Charleygirl5 Fri 05-Mar-21 13:38:12

I experienced very little pain so I was pleased I had decided not to take pain relief before it started. I felt a quick pain if that makes sense when it was inserted into my rear end. I agree, prepping before was much more traumatic for me. I was fascinated by lying there and watching the procedure on the screen.

InnocentBystander Fri 05-Mar-21 16:18:06

I had a colonoscopy a while back and I agree that it is a trouble free procedure and doesn't really require sedation. The gas that is introduced has to come out again afterwards - I'll leave you to imagine how that happens and what sort of experience that is! Let's just say that one euphemistic term for it is a homophone for the surname of the last US President... blush

BlueBelle Fri 05-Mar-21 16:29:26

Missfoodlove my thoughts entirely, not too sure about this, be cautious ladies

Blossoming Fri 05-Mar-21 16:34:50

It’s not as unpleasant as Bowel cancer. No scopes happening here at the moment due to Covid so you’re lucky MrFraggle. I feel so sorry for the huge backlog of people waiting for a diagnosis and treatment.

PamelaJ1 Fri 05-Mar-21 17:47:55

Missfoodlove

Really!

New poster and presumably male wants a predominantly female audience to talk to him about having “anal procedures”

I think there may be some more specialist sites.

Well if ‘he’ is in it for thrills I think he maybe disappointed.

BlueSky Fri 05-Mar-21 18:29:46

I agree Missfoodlove but females (?) on here too can and do start innocent enough threads which could have ‘followers’ for the wrong reasons. Still we don’t have to contribute if we feel uneasy about a topic.

PippaZ Fri 05-Mar-21 19:19:21

Missfoodlove

Really!

New poster and presumably male wants a predominantly female audience to talk to him about having “anal procedures”

I think there may be some more specialist sites.

Men are people too Missfoodlove.

Mollygo Fri 05-Mar-21 20:17:35

The worst part is if you have to diet for 36 hours and take a preparation to clear out any 💩.
The procedure is as described by others and the only other issue is when the nurse turns out to be the mother of your GD’s best friend, who you’ve met and chatted to when dropping children off at school!

NotSpaghetti Fri 05-Mar-21 20:20:47

Where are you living Blossoming?
It is definitely happening in the UK as my mother-in-law had this procedure relatively recently.

millymouge Fri 05-Mar-21 21:09:50

They certainly are happening here as DH had one last week. All completely clear and he said “it was a dodle”. Had a mild sedative and was fascinated watching it on the screen.

BlueBelle Fri 05-Mar-21 22:06:39

The title tells the story in my opinion

PippaZ Fri 05-Mar-21 22:18:32

We have had previous threads about colonoscopies before on GN and I have always felt, after reading them, that should it happen to me I wouldn't expect it to be the best bit of my life but I needn't dread it either.

I'm glad these things are talked about these days.

Missfoodlove Fri 05-Mar-21 22:24:30

Now I understand how the scammers are so successful.

BlueBelle Sat 06-Mar-21 06:59:21

Obviously we are in the minority here missfoodlove

BlueSky Sat 06-Mar-21 08:01:30

Missfoodlove and BlueBelle don’t worry! I’m sure Netters are not naive children!

watermeadow Mon 08-Mar-21 18:10:15

My little granddaughter had to have an examination of her stomach and, just beforehand, I found that she thought she had to swallow an actual camera. Thank goodness I was able to reassure her but why ever had the procedure not been clearly explained to a child too young to voice her worries?