Why?: I did my pouchoscopy awake because I did not have a ride if I were to be sedated.
Was it uncomfortable when he put the scope in?: No, I did not really feel anything, it was great!
Was it painful?: Not at all! I did feel a lot of pressure at times but there was ZERO pain.
Did you feel the biopsies being taken?: I felt the pressure of it but I did not feel any pain of the biopsies being extracted.
Did the doctor use numbing cream?: Yes, he used Lidocaine.
Is the Lidocaine free?: It should be and it was I did not pay extra for Lidocaine
Was the procedure pretty quick?: Yes, it was way under 5 minutes.
Did you feel pain after everything was over?: Not at all.
Were you able to drive home without any problems?: Yes, I drove all the way home and did fine.
Was it cheaper doing it awake?: Yeah, I did a comparison and it was waaayyy cheaper doing it awake.
Were you nervous?: YEAH!!! I was really nervous it was going to hurt but it did not at all.
Were you able to talk to the doctor during the procedure?: Yeah, he even explained a lot of stuff and he answered all of my questions.
Was the screen big?: Yeah it was like a big tv lol.
Did the air pump feel uncomfortable while awake?: Yeah but its okay.
Did the water thingy feel weird while he was spraying inside of you?: A little but its totally fine lol.
Did he take pictures?: Yeah, I still have them.
Did you pass gas?: After everything was over, I went to the bathroom and passed gas and pooped afterwards too.
Did they take your blood pressure throughout the procedure?: Yeah.
Did you wear a mask throughout the the entire thing?: Yeah.
Do all gastros do pouchoscopys awake?: No unfortunately. I had to call a bunch of gastro clinics and talk to the manager to send messages out to the doctors to ask them that question, it took a while to find one that would do it awake, but do not give up looking
Would you do it again?: YEAHHHH!!!! Its cheaper and you get more info and you can drive home, HEYYYY!
Do they still give you an IV?: Yeah.
What time do you recommend getting the procedure done?: As early as possible so you can eat and hydrate ASAP
My pouchoscopy was normal
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