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sephie
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i just had my first colonoscopy since tx over 25 months ago, yesterday. my colo rectal surgeon used a pediatric scope. sooooo much easier. no pain . no bleeding. unbelievable because i still have pain and bleeding after some BM's, walking, sitting, proctoscope, etc. the peds scope is nice. so suggest it if any of you are having a lot of pain due to scar tissue. hugs sephie

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mp327
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I hope your results were good--all clear.

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sephie
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yes, all good . all clear... have a proctoscope at MDA next month. i am feeling soooo great about this sephie

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z
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Great news! I will have a colonoscopy in April of 2012. I have to have one every 3 years, since they found polyps, and 1 was a rectal polyp that was pre cancerous. Did you get put under for the colonoscopy?

I know each step of the way after getting good results from exams and tests, it just makes us feel so much stronger. I wish you well. Lori

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mp327
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Great to hear that you got the all clear!

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sephie
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yes, i was put under. had my colonoscopy done by the colorectal surgeon in louisiana who properly diagnosed my cancer in 2009. he is very kind and thoughtful about the pain assoc. with the scar tissue and etc. Using the pediatric scope is the trick. ( I had a colonoscopy done in 2004 and woke up twice during it, but it did not hurt because i did not have the tumor yet.) now, i get a proctoscope done by the colo rectal surgeon at MDA next month. wide awake for that wonderful experience. sephie

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