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are colonoscopys painful?

I am 28 when should I get my first colonoscopy. I have neurofibromatosis

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A colonoscopy isn't painful - during or after. Before the procedure begins, you've given a light anesthesia via an IV line. You'll be asleep throughout the entire thing, and you won't know anything that going on. When you wake up, you'll get up, get dressed, and go home. That's all there is to it.

    Most baseline colonoscopies are done around 50 years of age. That's the earliest age that most private insurance plans will pay for a baseline colonoscopy. Most colon cancers are diagnosed in people who are 45 to 55 years of age.

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You don't feel them. You're unconscious.

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  • 1 month ago

    Ask your neurofibromatosis doctor.

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  • Tulip
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Whenever the doc tells you too

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  • TedEx
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Not with modern anesthesia. it turns you off and on like a light switch.

    The prep is, well, a pain in the azz.  You do not want to be in the middle of a parking lot when it goes to work

    • lala
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Good answer 

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  • Jerry
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    They aren't painful at all, as you're usually in a sedated state. It's the prep one or two days before that is the "not fun" part. You have to empty your bowels so they can see whether or not you have polyps or whatever. I have Crohn's and have to have one every 2 years...

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  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No pain but IDK the answers to your other Qs.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No.

    Annoying, uncomfortable maybe, but not painful.

    The worst bit is actually the stuff you have to take before to clean up your colon. That stuff tastes *awful*.

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  • 1 month ago

    the evacuation of your bowels before hand is actually the only painful part

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  • .
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Well, you will be sedated, so even if it were painful, you would not remember.

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