"Parent in late 70's who has experienced unbearable pain with colonoscopy "
About: Royal Adelaide Hospital / Colorectal surgery Royal Adelaide Hospital Colorectal surgery Adelaide 5000
Posted by Sodisappointed (as ),
Parent with multiple health issues needs regular colonoscopy. 2012 experienced extreme discomfort with procedure. 2013 excruciating pain with procedure- feeling all that was done incl all polyps surgery and commenting on feeling the trainee being quite rough. My mother agrees that she is capable of suffering considerable pain-but this was too much. I gather she was squeezing the nurses hand. I think some extra medication may have been given but it did not help.
My mother broke down days later in her GP's office over this - and the GP said never go back there. Unfortunately due to her age the private system will not treat her because of health issues so she needs to return- I am insisting the GP speaks to Unit prior to the procedure and I sincerely hope that another traumatic event is avoided. I will ensure a wheelchair is available this time following the procedure.
No person needs to be put through this. I have had them only in private hosp. and have had no problems, so what is going on. By the way I am a nurse and am extremely disappointed In her treatment to say the least.