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how long will i need to rest after my colonoscopy

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Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
A day: You can usually return to normal activity the day afier the procedure.

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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Indirect bilirubin is a bit up but you probably have Gilbert's or mild hemolysis; your meds don't suggest drug cholestasis and I'd consider liver dise ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not always: A guaiac or hemoccult test should help clarify. let your doc know, test can be performed at home or strips can be sent to the office.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No fever with IBS: Colon inflammation is not usually associated with a fever. You may be just having a cold or even a reaction to the antibiotic used on the c difficil ... Read More
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Dr. Timothy Trainor
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It depends on the type of work you do. If you have a desk job, could return to work in about 1-2 weeks as long as pain is under control. If you have ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not long: After a routine uncomplicated bronchoscopy, it is typical to return to work the next day. This is not a procedure that is associated with any sort of ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
7-10 days: In general, i advise my patients to take 7-10 days before returning to work. Most people can control their pain without narcotic medication after 1-2 ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
next day: It should not have any after effects.
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Dr. Alan Ertle
45 years experience Internal Medicine
How : How long one must stay after a lung biopsy is dependent on which biopsy methodology is used. There are three main ways to biopsy the lungs: with a bro ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Smook
47 years experience Periodontics
Usually : Usually when gingivectomy is carried out a dressing is placed over the area-- you do not brush or eat in the area for one week. Gingivectomy is a rat ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Prager
41 years experience Sports Medicine
Recovery : A chondroplasty is shaving of the bone. Patients should normally recover within 3 weeks. It all depends on the grade of your knee cartilage. Ask yo ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Antiinflammatory: And antiplatelet effects may take about 5 days, if there is no open scar or bleeding should be ok, also depends on what kind f surgery you had.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
The next day: I get my patient out of bed either on the night of surgery or the next day and get them walking several times per day. From that point on you can incr ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
VARIES: Type of anesthesia, length of procedure, and patient body type all factor into your question. Heavy patients are slower to wake than skinny patients, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It depends on the type of osteotomy performed as well as the type of hardware (plates and screws used to fix the osteotomy) that is used in your surge ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Talk to your surgeon. Crutches are not always necessary.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Relatively quickly: Arthroscopic surgery typically allows a patient faster recovery and thus quicker return to work. However, recovery also depends on the findings of the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
2-6 weeks: Recovery from a mastectomy is primarily dependent on whether a simultaneous reconstruction is performed, and, if so, what type of reconstruction. Wit ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
3 months: Metformin can help women with PCOS in several ways. It can help regulate periods, help with weight loss and it can lower sugars if they are elevated. ... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Ask your Doctor: Fractures, particularly requring surgery have very specific to the patient time tables depending upon nutrition, general health and the specific injur ... Read More
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Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
No set time: Midol is an analgesic, antihistamine, and mild diuretic combination. There's no reason to take it or not take it prior to a urinalysis.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
As tolerated: Recovery depends upon the difficulty of the extraction, including residual bleeding. Activity resumption depends upon how well the person is recoverin ... Read More

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