How would undergoing a Colonoscopy affect a teenager? 

My 13-year-old son is in the process of being diagnosed with what may be causing his chronic diarrhea and abdominal pain. Our physician recommended a colonoscopy to get a better picture of what’s going on, but I’m concerned because of his age. Would this be a traumatic experience? What would you recommend?

Healthcare Providers (2)

You would have to speak with a pediatric gastroenterologist.

It should not since it is usually done under general sedation and he would not remember anything.

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