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virtual colonoscopy

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:56 pm
by April
Hi Everyone,

I've learned that my insurance will cover the virtual colonoscopy, so I'm hoping I can schedule that instead of the regular colonoscopy. But, I wanted to see if any pn patients had experience with this procedure? I ask because it sounds like this procedure carries some risk of a flare as well. Here is a blurb from the Mayo Clinic website list of risks: "Tear (perforation) in the colon or rectum. The colon and rectum are inflated with air or carbon dioxide during the test and this carries a small risk of causing a tear." It definitely sounds like this procedure would be less likely to create a flare, but I'm still interested in hearing about others' experiences with it. I'm also interested in experiences with the regular colonoscopy if you want to share that. (I know some have already shared their stories on another thread). I may not be eligible for the virtual colonoscopy due to a family history of polyps (I'm waiting on a call back about this), so I may have to face having the regular procedure.

Many thanks,
April