As i write this i am prepping for a flexible sigmoioscopy. Nothing to eat , only clear fluids since yesterday, fleet enema this morning and another 3 hours before test. I have had LOTS of these scopes as prob most of you on this site. my first GI would call it "taking a peek" , my surgeon rarely gave me notice and would often spontaniously ask me to roll on my side! I knew what was coming! This is the first time i will have sedation. My GI is doing it and wants to take lots of biopsies and take a good look around. My question up for discussion is: Sedation? or no sedation? Would you rather have it done quickly and be on your way or be sedated , prolonging the bounce back time but giving the doc more freedom?