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How long after a colonoscopy can I return to work

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Next day: You should feel fine after the sedation from medication is gone out of system which occurs in 8-12 hours.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
Medical Oncology 28 years experience
Yes: If you feel fine and had no complication, there is no reason not to go back to work. If you don't want to go back the same day, ok to go back to work ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Most people could: The most concerning factor is that you are fully recovered from the anesthesia (typically IV sedation) you are given during the procedure. But most pe... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
next day: It should not have any after effects.
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A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
No Not Safe: You are given sedation before colonoscopy&you are discharged with instructions not to drive as you will still have effect of the seadatives used.I... Read More
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Varies: It varies on the patient's condition and what is the colonoscopy's intended purpose
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Initially, you will have brown stool-colored results after colonoscopy prep. Eventually the goal is clear return or clear-ish with occasional flecks ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Trauma Surgery 51 years experience
Within 24 hrs: But this may be a good time to quit !
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A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not unless the: gastroenterologist says you need one. He may have been able to visualize your whole colon even though the prep was fair. Ask him..
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raju Indukuri
Psychiatry 46 years experience
colonoscopy: Your doctor will remove the cancerous polyps and suggest frequent monitoring to look for any recurrence.
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