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why did i wake up and say ouch during my first colonoscopy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Sedation: Some colonoscopies are done using versed and demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) others use valium, others use propofol. Yours may have done using conscious sedation with not enough Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) to reduce the pain.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Light sedation: You are only given the smallest amount of sedation necessary. You were aware of the sensation, but this was not a problem.

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