ok,so i have had stomach issues for 6 years. i am 20 years old,and my doctor and i agreed this was the best way to find out whats' wrong. i have had blood testing for celiacs,ultrasounds,stool work etc!!!!! all was ''normal'' i have some concerns though!!!! 1-i have hemmorhoids due to my stomach issues/ im scared that the colonoscopy will hurt badly due to this...im also scared that even if it doesnt hurt during the procedure...it will aggravate the hemmorhoids so badly that they will hurt afterwords... any thoughts? 2-i have a year long chest/sternum/ribs injury from lifting weights. and i havent gotten it resolved, because the orthopedic doctor i went to was useless. its around the sternum area. i have heard that a side effect of the upper gi is chest pain...given the fact i already have a chest injury, im really scared this procedure will tear my chest up even worse than it i!!! my sternum is pretty much torn apart..obviously its not that bad if im still able to function,but its still a bad injury...im just nervous this will aggravate it! 3-my doctor and i discussed that reaching the ileum is the main goal of the clonoscopy. it is imperative we try to reach it to get a clear sense of whats going on with me. my friend who has chrons says its a waste of time if they dont get to the ileum...either way whether its a waste or not, i want them to search my ileum. my doctor said sometimes patients ileum's cant be reached. im concerned he wont be able to get into mine!!!!!!!!!! help! 4-ive heard the movi prep is horrible...how am i gonna get through this ?? ha. im not sure if my chest injury is in my sternum,but i know i feel pain there as well as the ribs. so the upper gi wont damage it? i hear that chest pain is a side effect of the upper gi (and thats for normal people without injuries so i figured maybe itll aggravate or worsen my already preexisting one) i was thinking of sitting in the bathroom the whole day of the prep but it might make the hemorrhoids worse? ive heard hemmorhoids could be repaired surgically. do you think my doc will try to fix them during my colonoscopy ive also heard bad things about the anesthesia they use. my doc refused to do it without sedation. when iasked what kind of anestisia they use they said it was not sugery anestisia but some other type. they said it snot local anestisia though. ive heard of an anestisia called veptin or something? thats supposed to really make you dumber? idk but any anestisia that makes you forget what happened prolly messes with your brain...im also scared they wont give me enough and ill be under anestisia awakness or w/e that disease is called in the movie awake and ill feel everything thats going i had a pipe down my throat as a kid for my vocal chords..i really hated it i m scared the upper gi wil be so bad..if its as small as food why will itt make my throat sore? also are polyps symptomatic? i hear people have polyps removed. is that just to PREVENT things like cancer, or is it possible that ihave polyps and removing them will causeme relief.