I had my colonoscopy yesterday but unfortunately the doctor was unable to finish it. I had the maximum possible amount of sedative but the pain was just unbearable when he got to one spot and apparently I was moving around the bed a lot making it unsafe for them to continue. I'm still in a fair bit of pain today. Has this happened to anyone else? The doctor says it is not uncommon, especially for people my age (24) but to be honest I feel like a bit of a failure because people have these tests all the time without any fuss and I must just be a wimp? I'm more disappointed and angry at myself because I thought I was going to be a step closer to finding out what is wrong.
Anyway, the doctor has referred me for a barium x-ray instead. Has anyone had one of these? Is it true that it's harder to diagnose froma barium x-ray than a colonoscopy?