Found this from looking @ a couple of websites, did a cut & paste only because it basically coincides with what my gastroenterologist told me while I was under "Twilight" & wanted to make sure I was remembering correctly:
Robynne K Chutkan, MD, FASGE
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Georgetown University Medical Center
Digestive Center for Women, LLC
Chevy Chase, MD
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.
I have had a few colonoscopies, 2 w/ twilight sedation of which one of those where I felt a momentary sharp poke of which I expressed the discomfort, the last one w/Propofol. I didn't have a choice. First 2 were in clinic, propofol @ the hospital.
So basically you really can't compare males & female experiences + like everything else, everyone is slightly different.
I don't have a preference, really, the hospital a little more hassle maybe. Also agree a little more awake after Propofol.
Agree w/others, the prep is the worst part.
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