This another barrier to which we say, "What pain?" There is no pain. When you are being proactive about taking care of your body so you can live longer and healthier, you should feel good about undergoing a colonoscopy. With modern pharmacology, not only do people not feel anything, but over 90 percent of patients don't even remember the test. The medicine you receive has a little amnesia effect. It's the best nap, and the most life saving, you'll ever have. When we are ready to begin, you are lying comfortably on the bed in the procedure room. We ask you to count backwards from 100. Most people make it to about 97 before they go to sleep. A few minutes later, we gently wake you up and it's all over. You may have a little gas from the air we blow into your colon so we can see in there better, but you won't remember much, if anything.