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Should I get sedation while getting my colonoscopy?

Is it necessary to get sedation for my colonoscopy? Are there advantages one way or another? I have heard that it can actually be better for the physicians if you are not sedated. Is this true?

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Sedation during colonoscopy is used to ensure that the patient is comfortable during the procedure. The patient is not asleep so that they can respond to the physician if needed.

Sedation is not necessary but most patients prefer it.

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