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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 8th Oct 16, 8:20 AM
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    Double Balloon Colonoscopy
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    • 8th Oct 16, 8:20 AM
    Double Balloon Colonoscopy 8th Oct 16 at 8:20 AM
    Has anyone had experience of this type of colonoscopy?

    I am to get one next week and I just wondered how different it was to a normal colonoscopy. The reason I ask is that I have been told that I am to get a general anaesthetic and will get kept in overnight afterwards.
    I have had the normal one without any sedation at all before and although uncomfortable, it was not actually painful.

    I do know that it goes deeper than normal but that's as much as I know.
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 8th Oct 16, 4:44 PM
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    Perhaps they need to keep you extra still as they go further up, so a GA is the only way to achieve that.


    I had a 'normal' one and was petrified before, but when I thought it was just starting the procedure was actually finished.


    There is info on the Net, if you want to Google.
    Last edited by teddysmum; 08-10-2016 at 4:47 PM.
    • wondercollie
    • By wondercollie 8th Oct 16, 10:32 PM
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    I'd question why you have to stay overnight. Many surgeries are done under GA and the patient goes home 2-4 hours post op. Have never heard of being kept in for a colonoscopy.

    Do you hav cardiac or clotting issues? Live alone?
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 9th Oct 16, 1:47 AM
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    I'd question why you have to stay overnight. Many surgeries are done under GA and the patient goes home 2-4 hours post op. Have never heard of being kept in for a colonoscopy.

    Do you hav cardiac or clotting issues? Live alone?
    Originally posted by wondercollie

    Looking it up : it is not the same as a regular colonoscopy, being much more complicated.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 9th Oct 16, 4:30 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:30 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:30 PM
    I'd question why you have to stay overnight. Many surgeries are done under GA and the patient goes home 2-4 hours post op. Have never heard of being kept in for a colonoscopy.

    Do you hav cardiac or clotting issues? Live alone?
    Originally posted by wondercollie
    I am Type 2 diabetic and live alone but I was told that it would be an overnight stay even before those topics were mentioned.

    It is not a huge problem, it's just that I have an intense dislike of hospitals and I can never sleep when there
    I will just have to tough it out and get home as soon as I can the next day to catch up with myself
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 9th Oct 16, 6:50 PM
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    Perhaps the GA will make you sleepy so you don't care where you are. I had deep sedation for my colonoscopy and it took 24 hours to wake up properly.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 13th Oct 16, 3:15 AM
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    Movieprep.............. enough said
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 14th Oct 16, 9:02 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 9:02 PM
    All went well and considering just how deep the camera went, I am very glad that I was unconscious.
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