Nobody wants to get a colonoscopy screening. There’s the strange position, the invasive feelings, and, of course, the generalized embarrassment. And that’s all before you get the results back, which can herald its own set of stressful emotions.
But the worst part about a colonoscopy doesn’t happen on that table; it happens in your home. Preparing for a colonoscopy usually involves the ingestion of a powerful drink that causes untold misery for the entire night leading up to the procedure, including frequent frantic trips to the bathroom. For many patients, this is the part that is prohibitively awful; the actual scope is a cakewalk in comparison.
But that’s starting to change. Clearing the colon has finally become less violent, thanks to a new generation of drinks that reduce the distress by half or more – and let patients get some rest without that terrible sense of laxative urgency:
Doctor Ciorba explained, “Now there are some other options that can use about half that volume, so about a half a gallon of liquid.”
The colonoscopy itself is an essential screening measure for polyps and other abnormalities – serious health issues which can carry a significant risk of deadly cancer. If it has to be done anyway, you might as well opt for the comfortable way to go.
Call us today to schedule a screening.