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I know these are detailed posts, but some people have anxiety if they don't know what to expect.
I took good notes so that I could be a tour guide.
After people turn 50, they are encouraged to get a colonoscopy screening every 10 years.
Because I am in my early 50s, my general practitioner encouraged me to get a colonoscopy. People who have blazed the trail before me have talked about the discomfort and oddity of this procedure.
I am here to report that my experience was not that bad.
Sure, it was a bit unpleasant, and it was all consuming. But I read a great deal before, and I talked with a few friends. Being prepared made it less of an ordeal for me. Plus I had no complication. More importantly, the results told me that the screening found no polyps, no diverticulosis and no diverticulitis. Hooray!
The procedure itself only lasted 10-15 minutes, but I was in the surgical center for about 90 minutes before it was my turn. Here are the details from the day of my screening: