ocstacy wrote:had to fight hard to get this . . . first Colonoscopy in the next couple of weeks
1.) How was your experience with your first colonoscopy? Was it painful? Did you remember any of it?
2.) Did you choose Twilight Sedation (conscious sedation) or General Anesthesia
Then, there are the significant anatomical differences between the male and female colon. For example, it takes me three times longer to do a colonoscopy on a woman than a man. That’s because the female colon is 10 cm longer and much like a slinky- all tangled up with lots of redundancy. By contrast, a man’s colon is shaped like a gentle horse-shoe.
Also, the female pelvis is wider to accommodate a fetus, so the colon falls deeper down into the pelvis and must compete for space with other organs. Thus, the colon ends up wrapping around the uterus, ovaries, and Fallopian tubes and blockages, backups and bloating occur in all those twists and turns.
On the dental work, I've had lots of fillings and crowns done and I don't get any painkillers for those procedures. On my first root canal, I asked the doctor if he could do it without the pain killers. He was incredibly nervous about it but we tried it out. It quickly became obvious to me that this wasn't a level of pain that I could handle without something so he gave me stuff for it though it delayed things. On my second root canal, we went with numbing stuff.
ocstacy wrote:... I am nervous, I have the prep just lagging on making the appt!
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