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How long should I wait to donate plasma after having a colonoscopy

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stein
Colon and Rectal Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Having a colonoscopy is safe, but some patients can be dehydrated afterwards. In addition, there is a risk of low grade fevers after the procedure. Wa... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Yes: You should wait at least a week after a colonoscopy to hydrate yourself and also to limit the infection risk in the plasma.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
no probelm: Colonoscopy should not affect your health in anyway to prevent you from doing what you want to do.
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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Not a wise plan: Both are pretty large stressors on the system. You might want to consider separating them by at least 24 hours or so. Hope this helps!
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Follow your doctor's: Advice. It takes time for polyps to turn into cancer, but you do not know what is in the colon that was not examined by sigmoidoscopy. You can wait a ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
You are fine, now: Colonoscopy has very little if any after effects. Nearly all subjects are back to normal work next day. So you do not need to have any restrictions af... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Based on the type of polyps and your family history, findings on previous scopes, your current gastroenterologist would be best to make recommendation... Read More
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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Probably: If nothing is found that is fine. All too often waiting a long period of time, that is when colonoscopy should at least be initiated at age 40, one f... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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NO: Blood in the stool is never something you can ignore. The gastroenterologist is correct
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 34 years experience
OK to wait if...: No symptoms (eg. Bleeding, unexplained weight loss, change in bm's), not in a high risk group (eg. Family history of colon neoplasia, ibd, immunosuppr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Depends: On your doctor. Gastroenterologists are usually booked for several weeks to months. Colorectal surgeons can often get you in sooner. Call around after... Read More

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