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Has Anyone With A Seizure History Had A Colonoscopy? Please Need Some Advice

Has Anyone With A Seizure History Had A Colonoscopy? Please Need Some Advice

Hi everyone would really appreciate any advice on my situation,

My mother had a brain tumor removal 7 years ago and one year after that she had her first seizure. She’s had them on off after that for a while, but they stopped for about the past two years (knock on wood)
Her seizures would be triggered by fatigue or lack of food/glucose.
Has anyone had this similar experience and had a colonoscopy done?
I’m pretty worried about the prep before the procedure because as you know you have to… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi Nada, I've had no issues other than a change in my diet. Any dairy products I eat or drink are now lactose free and any fried foods I used to eat, I have given up on due to having difficulty digesting them. No issues with my epilepsy or taking meds. Took around 6 weeks recovery time and have 4 small scars that are now barely noticeable on my stomach from keyhole surgery and a larger scar in my abdomen. I hope all goes well with your operation and recovery.

posted 6 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I've had several over the past 3 years, including an op to have part of my colon removed. Only advice I can give is keep hydrated because the prep can dehydrate you and aim for lots of rest. Anaesthetic caused no problems for me, everyone is different. Did take a few days to clear the fogginess from my head though.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had a scope done. My safe route was staying hydrated and very well rested the day before. Even if that means over the counter sleep aids i would suggest hitting the 11hr sleep if possible

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had one done, and I didn't have any problems. I know that the hard part is the prep for it, but once you have it done you will not remember it.

posted 6 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@lain did you have any problems with that operation I need an operation on my bowels not sure what type just yet as it depends if the nodule they found from another operation has infiltrated into my bowel.
I'm concerned about bowl issues after.

posted 7 months ago
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