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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 50 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 27 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
A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
next day: It should not have any after effects.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heather Thieme
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Yes, and no driving: Yes, because of the anesthetic used.
A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 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
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Varies: It varies on the patient's condition and what is the colonoscopy's intended purpose
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farouk Tootla
Colon and Rectal Surgery 51 years experience
It is ct of thecolor: Bowel is prepared similar to colonoscopy.A ct is done on the colon. However polyps or cancers less than 1cms can be easily missed.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 30 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
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Within 24 hrs: But this may be a good time to quit !

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