"Bad experience with sigmoidoscopy"
About: St Peter's Hospital (Chertsey) St Peter's Hospital (Chertsey) Chertsey KT16 0PZ
Last week I had a sigmoidoscopy and was asked to fill in a form-part of which was a section asking if I wanted medication before the procedure which I ticked yes to. The reason being my muscles around the area tighten up with pain and this could be damaging. I was wheeled in and the medical professional doing the procedure explained that they had to do a small test. Before I knew it the medical professional started the procedure which was very painful as the scope was going in. I am now experiencing more problems since this and had to write this not just for me but for anyone having any procedure.
Listen to and respect what patients are telling you because they know their bodies better than you do.