Most people experience some anxiety before getting a colonoscopy. They may have heard horror stories about the bowel prep. They may feel embarrassed about the procedure or simply fearful of the unknown.
These feelings are entirely normal. But learning more about the procedure and what to expect can help put some of your concerns to rest.
The technique and sedation used during a colonoscopy vary between patients and doctors. Making sure you see a qualified gastroenterologist can help give you peace of mind.
This article will clarify what occurs before, during, and after a colonoscopy. We hope to show that this procedure is often much easier than you think.