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how long after a colonoscopy can I return to work

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience Medical Oncology
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
next day: It should not have any after effects.
A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heather Thieme
18 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes, and no driving: Yes, because of the anesthetic used.
A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Within 24 hrs: But this may be a good time to quit !
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
If still bleeding : Call he gastroenterologist
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A member asked:
Dr. Azen Jukic
27 years experience Pathology
You : You need a thorough checkup, possibly with ct scan or mri, there is no way anyone could pinpoint the diagnosis from the plethora of symptoms you have. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
With a good : Bowel prep and barring any other issues, most patients will have a bm within 24-48 hours after a colonoscopy.

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