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Old 11-26-2012, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I'm having a DIAGNOSTIC colonoscopy

I went to the doctor to schedule one and he found a VERY minute bit of blood in the stool. So now it is a diagnostic one. Tuesday at 9. At 3 I take the anti-nausea pill at 3 and start drinking the GoLightly ( and you don't go lightly ...) an hour later. I started my fast an extra 48 hours before I was supposed to.

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Old 11-26-2012, 01:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Colonoscopy's are not that bad. The prep routine is most assuredly the worst part!
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I hope everything comes out okay
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I hope everything comes out okay
I am assuming the pun is intended!
Hang in there, my husband just had both ends endoscopy & colon. He said that stuff was nasty, like drinking salt water. They told him he was clean as a whistle, hope you have the same result!
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For future reference the miralax prep is a lot more palatable. The golitely cleans you out more but for most routine, the miralax is easier on you.

I had the golightly before a hysterectomy because they had to remove some intestine due to endometriosis and I guess that is why.....but things were pink and clean with the miralax ( you can watch if you want but i fell asleep within the first few minutes.....)
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Is it normal for doctor's to schedule a diagnostic colonscopy just for a tiny bit of blood in the stool? There's always blood in my stool.
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My husbands lower gi was good, he has a problem with is upper gi. When he had the last surgury the surgeon put him on plavax & aspirin. Well the aspirin or plavax caused whatever it is, a growth of some sort at the base of his esophagus, to bleed. He was feeling tired/winded after doing the slightest effort, noticed not black but very dark stool. Normally they wouldn't do an upper gi but good thing they did and found this thing.
Please go get checked out if you have any signs of blood in the stool.
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DEFINITELY discuss with the doctor..my husband has had several precancerous polyps removed (his dad died from colon cancer). So far mine have come back benign but my grandmother died of colon cancer and my dad (her son) developed it in his 50s, had surgery and chemo, and even though he died of lung cancer the colon cancer never recurred.
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I worked in the GI lab years ago, and at least back then the docs did not like the Miralax prep near as much as Golytely. The vast majority of our docs prescribed the Golytely. You could ask about an easier prep, but at least the docs I knew wouldn't usually go for it. Of course, this was 7 years ago so things might have changed.
The Golytely is no fun, but if you are going to do it you might as well have them be able to see as much as possible.
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Jocoyn - did he die from lung cancer or colon cancer mets to the lungs?
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