Sam (bluesgreens) wrote in crohns_patients,

Colonoscopy not completed...

HI everyone, I'm looking for a bit of advice.  I've had diarrhoea & abdominal pain constantly since April, with one period of 20 days of very severe diarrhoea. I had an appointment with a gastroenterologist who referred me to have a colonoscopy to look into the possibility of Crohn's disease.

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?
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