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A 16-year-old female asked:

Will i be awake for a colonoscopy and will i feel any pain and what will they do i am having one on saturday?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Usually painless.: Most patients who have a colonoscopy these days have sedation administered prior to the start of the procedure, which allows it to be a mostly pain-free procedure. It is often true that patients have a lot of gas immediately after the procedure, but this does not usually cause pain after it is passed. Be sure that you have a driver to take you home after the procedure.
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Trauma Surgery 52 years experience
Yes/No: Most endoscopy is done under conscious sedation with IV versed (sedative) or Propholol and Small amount of morphine. You are not totally asleep, but generally unaware of what's happening
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