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Sigmoidoscopy with piles

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porolli Thu 16-May-19 18:17:38

I've had piles for a few months which have not cleared up. I've been referred for sigmoidoscopy next week but I'm really really worried I won't be able to tolerate anything being put up there. I don't know how I'm going to manage the enema beforehand as (tmi) everything is so sore and swollen. When I was offered the appointment I was told I could have sedation but today they've said I can't but could have gas and air. Has anyone managed this with horrible possibly prolapsed piles?

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MiniMum97 Thu 16-May-19 18:29:21

Why can't you have sedation? I would go back and ask why. I know it's not the same but I had gas and air in childbirth and it did absolutely fuck all other that make me feel really out of it and still in pain. I would push for sedation if that's what you want.

porolli Thu 16-May-19 18:53:24

I don't know why. Especially when the first person said I could. She just said she would put it on my notes. I

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