What does a colonoscopy feel like? Does it hurt?

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reneeslife1995 7 Rep. robustllc1972 answered
robustllc1972 16 Rep. admin edited answer

No. I have had 9 of them. It is the prep that is awful. But as far as the actual procedure, you shouldn’t feel a thing. I have had just a little soreness (on the insides) from one time they took 20 punch biopsies, but that is rare. They will probably take just a little test biopsy from 4 or so different areas so that they can test for Chron’s, UC, etc. It’s OK to be nervous, but quite honestly I have felt like a million bucks afterwards most of the time.

pepsoskia1992 11 Rep. reneeslife1995 commented on answer

Most of the time they give you medicine that puts you out and you wake up and it’s over