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Had diarrhea, bloating. Have a colonoscopy lined. What should I do meanwhile?

I recently had pain & discomfort, gas, diarrhea , bloating , etc in my abdomen and I was referred to a gastroenterologist ....when the doctor examined me before scheduling a colonoscopy a pelvic exam was not done even though I had lower abdominal pain. For the procedure I wore a gown & paper pants with an opening in the rear. I was lying on my left side and the nurse started the drip, the last thing I rememeber was the back of the pants being opened. When I awoke the pants had been removed, is that normal? I was wondering if the doctor might have done a pelvic exam while I was in the prodeure room.
Asked On : Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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The procedure that you have described is absolutely routine and normal. The left lateral is the customary position for this procedure and it is done under light sedation so as to make it painless for the patient. That is the reason you dont remember anything.In all probability, the doctor must have done a pelvic examination at the same time and he must have deferred it for this reason only, that he will do it under anesthesia. Else it would have been painful for you.
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