"Severe pain during colonoscopy"
About: Derriford Hospital / General surgery Derriford Hospital General surgery PL6 8DH
Posted by lioness (as ),
I had a colonoscopy very recently at Derriford Hospital.
I was quite nervous before it, but I wasn't expecting to experience the awful pain that I had during this procedure. I started out on Entonox gas which made no difference.
The first part was uncomfortable but bearable, then suddenly I was in really bad pain, took some more gas which did no good and was told to breathe which is difficult when the shock of the pain is stopping you breathing. I was then given sedation, fentanyl and another drug. I still made no difference, the pain was just awful.
I will never have this procedure again. Surely in this day and age, it shouldn't be necessary to be in so much pain. I have previously had cystoscopy - felt nothing at all.