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ditchdwellers

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CT colonoscopy
« 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.

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Re: CT colonoscopy
« Reply #1 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. 
(I'm an obsessive problem-solver, so feel free to ignore any suggestions or solutions I offer, even if they sound terribly insistent.)

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Re: CT colonoscopy
« Reply #2 on: 30 Aug 2021 03:11PM »
I didn't realise there were other options either! It's amazing what you learn.

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Re: CT colonoscopy
« Reply #3 on: 31 Aug 2021 07:45AM »
I'd never heard of it either! Sounds much easier than the original method.