Saturday, November 12, 2016

Pain in the Ass

My doctor suggested that I have colonoscopy baseline screening in the past couple years, and I finally decided to take his advice after this year's annual physical.

I had the colonoscopy on a Thursday earlier this year without drama, and everything was as expected.

The drama and pain was before the exam.

In order to have the colonoscopy, one has to be cleansed internally!

No food the day before the exam, only clear liquids for the whole day

Start the cleansing at 3:00 pm

Drink a 10-oz liquid magnesium citrate 

Bowl movement ensued

Drink 1st supprep for colonoscopy from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm per instruction  - total of 16 oz liquid in one hour, and then drink 32 oz water from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Diarrhea ensued especially from 5 to 6, every time after I drank some water

Drink more water or chicken broth  from 6 to 10pm.

More bowel movements followed

Drink 2nd supprep for colonoscopy from 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm per instruction  - total of 16 oz liquid in one hour, and then drink 32 oz water from 11:00 pm to 12:00 am

By this time the  what comes out is pretty much only water with "flak", the watery defection becomes clearer with each ensuing trip to the toilet. In the early morning hours, the last two trips to the bathroom, the defecation was clear dark yellow liquid - like urine. I was cleansed by now,

2 lbs was lost during the period.

After so many trips to the bathroom, the rectum was really irritated - especially after the second supprep.  It is very painful, very annoying, very uncomfortable and you can not do much about it except wait it out  - it is "pain in the ass".

Note - in addition to pain in the ass, the other thing that bothered me was general anesthesia: I was worried any side effect it might have, if I would wake up after sedated seems to be OK....for now.

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