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Are colonoscopies painful?

Although few people look forward to the procedure, the process is done under mild sedation and pain medication to keep patients comfortable. You may be aware of pressure or a mild urge to go to the bathroom but should not experience pain.  

During the procedure, air is pumped into the colon to expand it and increase visibility. Because of this, you may experience some bloating and gas for a few hours after the procedure. Walking can help relieve this type of discomfort. 

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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