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Forum => Health and Disability => Topic started by: ditchdwellers on 30 Aug 2021 01:39PM

Title: CT colonoscopy
Post by: ditchdwellers on 30 Aug 2021 01:39PM
I had a CT colonoscopy this week. Lucky me!
Last year I tried to have a conventional colonoscopy but I threw up the gloopy bowel prep solution so they couldn't carry out the procedure. This one just involved fasting the day before and drinking a small amount of radioactive fluid.
The procedure itself involves being inflated with carbon dioxide up the bum rather than a camera. It's uncomfortable and I spent the next couple of days farting incessantly  :f_laugh: , but other than that, it was no worse than I expected.


It's a much kinder and gentler approach to a colonoscopy than having to take that horrible laxative stuff. I would recommend it if it's offered to you.
I get the results at the end of September.
Title: Re: CT colonoscopy
Post by: Sunny Clouds on 30 Aug 2021 03:09PM
I hadn't realised there were options.  Now you say about it, it's logical that it exists.

I'm glad it was more tolerable. 
Title: Re: CT colonoscopy
Post by: ditchdwellers on 30 Aug 2021 03:11PM
I didn't realise there were other options either! It's amazing what you learn.
Title: Re: CT colonoscopy
Post by: Fiz on 31 Aug 2021 07:45AM
I'd never heard of it either! Sounds much easier than the original method.