And why is that? The procedure is a piece of cake; you're anesthetized. Yes, the prep is onerous.
I had one in 2012 with no anesthesia. I have a high pain tolerance so it didn’t really bother me.
I agree. The procedure itself is nothing because you are in la-la land while they are doing it. I have no memory of it at all. It's the day before drinking all that prep liquid that is the only "bad" part, but even that isn't all that bad.
That said, there is a chance of complications from a standard colonoscopy. I have a friend who had his colon punctured during the procedure and had to have emergency surgery.
Perhaps this video pill is a better way. But with that, all they can do is see a polyp. They can't remove it and test it for cancer like they can with the regular colonoscopies. If the video finds polyps, then they have to go in and get them.
I refused the anesthesia, I don’t like to be out of it, and besides, I wanted to be able to drive home immediately.