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Endoscopy/Colonoscopy

Hi all! I’ve had IBS-D for about 6 years now and it got better for a while, but for the last year I’ve been through hell. I saw my GI doc the other day and now I’ve been scheduled for a same-day endoscopy and colonoscopy to rule out anything else. Has anyone experienced either procedure? Also, I’m in my late 20’s, so I’m actually very nervous about having a colonoscopy, considering that most people have it done in their 50’s. Any tips on how to make the day-before cleanse easier?


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  • Marci Kallick moderator
    7 months ago

    Hi @foodiewithIBS – How did the procedures go for you? Not too bad, right? Haha… I’m also under 50 and had both at once as well last year! Definitely not a fun prep, but nothing too terrible except drinking that stuff the doctor gives you. I hope everything went well for you, and the results good. Please feel free to check in and let us know how you’re doing. ~Marci (IrritableBowelSyndrome.net team)

  • foodiewithIBS author
    6 months ago

    I Marci! My procedure was actually rescheduled for next month because I found out 3 days before that they scheduled me with “light sedation” where I would be comfortable and relaxed, but also awake. I decided to move it to a later date to do it with deep sedation. I was already anxious about doing this procedure, and to think I would have to be awake was a big no for me.

  • ldonne
    8 months ago

    Hi, I had a colonoscopy done last June. Prep is a lot easier than I had thought. I have ibs-c and sometimes ibs-D, so I decided to start the clear fluids on Friday, for colonoscopy scheduled on Monday. That helped me a lot. Make sure you follow your instructions that your doctor gave you, and that your drinking enough liquids.

  • Chris Hall moderator
    8 months ago

    Hi @foodiewithIBS – Thanks for submitting your question. While we wait for others to weigh in, I thought that I’d share a discussion from our forums about this topic: https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/topic/colonoscopy-prep/. Hoping the prep and procedure goes smoothly! – Chris, IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team

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