fol wrote:thanks guys..any side effects of colonscopy ? is it painful ? doc said sedation..but that means injection right ?
It's moderately painful even without sedation.
In some countries colonoscopy without sedation is a norm.
The biggest risk is 0.1% to 0.5% chance of a colon perforation.
This is a reason colonoscopy is not done for the sake of entertainment.
fol wrote:and would it definitely tell if I hv cancer or not ?
No it would not.
Cancer can be missed in case of unskilled colonoscopist especially in case of inadequate "preparation".
fol wrote:something vibrating in my bottom..
You better ask your boyfriend about it.
fol wrote:I am freaking out....................
It's OK to freak out.
Many people do this.
You just need to understand that this is not the end of your life.
fol wrote:given I did not have cancer symptoms like weight loss etc, how likely this to be cancerous ?
All these "cancer symptoms like weight loss etc,
" are for late stage cancer.
You want to identify it earlier to have a better chance of survival.
58 yo male at diagnosis - T1bN0, 0/15 lymph nodes, low grade/moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma
03/2016 colonoscopy #1: 2 small polyps removed in left colon; CEA = 1.3
04/2016 colonoscopy #2: caecum sessile 3.5 cm polyp piecemeal removed with kind of clear margins
05/2016 CT scan, blood test ...
05/2016 "prophylactic" laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with a few complications (bleeding, leak, infection)
06/2017 CT scan (lower body), colonoscopy OK; CEA = 1.6