I'm happy to get the rundown on replay from the doc's version over the phone vs real time! In my experience w/3 or so colonoscopies you usually have some basic idea of results before you leave, but doc does followup call w/more thorough info. They can also send reports & pics of problem areas. I've felt the jab under twilight, nothing under Propofol, however women's intestinal configuration different than men's:
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.
Re: your last qx, I'm going to guess the doc will not be too happy to interrupt the middle of the colonoscopy to administer sedation. If you have any reservations Leon, maybe twilight sedation is the way to go for you.
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