A 49-year-old male asked:
during a colonoscopy a few weeks ago i remember my upper body being moved and/or shaken a bit by the nurse and doctor. any reason for that?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Danielle Dietz answered
20 years experience General Surgery
Repositioning: Sometimes during a colonoscopy it is necessary to reposition you. This may allow for easier passage of the scope. It may also be done for other issues, like to improve your breathing or put you in a more comfortable position if you moved. Most colonoscopies are done under sedation and you are not entirely unconscious. You may remember parts of what happens but not the entire context.
Answered on Dec 19, 2014
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