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They are having me do the Covid Test next week before my surgery on the 18th. Has anyone else had it done? Is it horrible? Just trying to prepare myself

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It's not terribly terrible...it's just an odd uncomfortable feeling. It may make your eyes Water and you might feel like you have to sneeze afterwards, but there shouldn't be any real pain if they collect it right.

Good luck!

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Had it done Monday and for ME....it was terrible. The only way to go into it...is to expect the worse and look at it as the only thing standing between you and your ever after. I made the mistake of not doing that...and was terribly disappointed. BTW...got my negative test results today. So yayyy...there's that. So it was worth it.

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I haven’t had it done but I’ve heard they do it the same as the flu test. I’ve had that and for me it’s not bad. Quick. Feel a little weird afterwards.

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I just had mine done about 3 hours ago. The description puddinjasper gave in another post was SPOT ON. I will say, being prepared for what to expect helped for sure, but yeah, it didn’t feel good. I’m very glad it’s over and behind me!

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I had Covid test last week two days before colonoscopy. Wasn't bad at all. The swab is a little brush they twirl around. A liitle uncomfortable but better than blood draw. Don't sweat it.

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I went for my Covid test this morning and tested positive! I have no symptoms and have not been around anyone with symptoms. The only places I’ve been in the past two weeks were doctors office and radiology all for my preop testing while wearing a mask and everyone else had one on too. This really sucks now I’m postponed again for the third time! Starting to get discouraged after doing the liquid diet three times. Praying I don’t develop any symptoms!

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I went for my Covid test this morning and tested positive! I have no symptoms and have not been around anyone with symptoms. The only places I’ve been in the past two weeks were doctors office and radiology all for my preop testing while wearing a mask and everyone else had one on too. This really sucks now I’m postponed again for the third time! Starting to get discouraged after doing the liquid diet three times. Praying I don’t develop any symptoms!
I am sooo sorry to hear this. It sucks even more because you were actually doing the right thing. I hate this crap.

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On 5/7/2020 at 8:35 PM, Amanda0911 said:

They are having me do the Covid Test next week before my surgery on the 18th. Has anyone else had it done? Is it horrible? Just trying to prepare myself

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It is actually quite horrible lol. As a nurse, I’ve taken swabs of that sort plenty of times from my patients, but boy was I unprepared for the receiving end of it! It’s definitely uncomfortable, especially if they are getting an adequate sample with correct technique. Just concentrate on your breathing and it’ll be over before you know it.

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On 5/11/2020 at 3:19 PM, Teres36 said:

I went for my Covid test this morning and tested positive! I have no symptoms and have not been around anyone with symptoms. The only places I’ve been in the past two weeks were doctors office and radiology all for my preop testing while wearing a mask and everyone else had one on too. This really sucks now I’m postponed again for the third time! Starting to get discouraged after doing the liquid diet three times. Praying I don’t develop any symptoms!

Oh wow! I’m so sorry to hear that! Stay encouraged!

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On 5/7/2020 at 10:51 PM, Puffy-no-more said:

I haven’t had it done but I’ve heard they do it the same as the flu test. I’ve had that and for me it’s not bad. Quick. Feel a little weird afterwards.

Yep, it is the same technique we use to swab for flu!

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I had covid test for colonoscopy two weeks before my surgery. I had to take it again for surgery. The second was the new type that just goes up nose a bit. Much better than the one that feels like going up into eyes. I think I am skewing my state's statistics. They have tested me 4 times preprocedure, all negative.

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I had my test yesterday and my nose is still hurting. I woke up this morning with a runny nose and sneezed numerous times. Went to put my glasses on and realized how sore my nose is. Not sure what the lady did to me but she got a good sample!

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I get mine tomorrow. Not looking forward to it. I just hope it's quick.

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I got mine on friday. Was surprised they were able to get me in within 30 minutes of calling. Horrible feeling and now I've been symptom checking all weekend 😅.

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