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A 30-year-old female asked:

i'm having a colonoscopy and i want to be awake for the whole procedure. is that possible? also they are having me take 12 ducolax pills.is that safe

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Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Not recommended: A full colonoscopy can be very uncomfortable, even painful. I would certainly NOT recommend it in an awake state. Your body's response to conscious pain may also make the procedure more difficult to perform and limit the usefulness of the exam.
Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Fortunately anesthesia is safe and simple

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