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is it normal to bleed after a colonoscopy

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It is normal especially after colonoscopy with biopsy. However profuse bleeding or significant symptoms like dizziness may an indication for complicat ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Occasionally: Depending if you had hemorrhoids or biopsies, you may experience a little bleeding for a day or two. If polyps are removed, the bleeding can be heavi ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Colonoscopy: Will look for tumors or polyps in the colon. Most common cause of bleeding may be from hemorrhoids or anal fissure that may not be seen well on colono ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Bleeding might: Be inermittent, or you could be bleeding from small intestine. Or it could be coming from outside the rectum, like external hemorroids. Sometimes, b ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Common, often brief: After excessive cleasning/diarrhea from the colon-prep for colonoscopy, your intestine will try to to rest/recover. Some folks experience a "overshoot ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Yes, usually air is insufflated during the colonoscopy in order to open up your colon. Air takes sometime to come back out, a few hours usually.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
For a short time: You will have a small amount of bleeding, but you should tell your surgeon if the bleeding continues.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Possible: Would have your doctor check you and also check for issues with coagulation.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Recovery : During recovery from rectal hemorrhoid surgery it is okay for some bleeding. Check with your surgery team, they will know best your limits. In the m ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Please contact the surgeon to discuss the matter.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
In normal no: Will not have bleeding after complete pelvic examination , after pelvic examination , how ever if there is abnormality, may not have to be cancer , li ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: As long as they are not bloody, or tarry. The gas that is pumped into your large intestines can cause you to have more bowel movements the day or two ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Probably some: Irritation at the anal opening. If it persists, report to your GI specialist who did the colonoscopy. I hope he didn't find anything serious up ther ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal bleeding: Abnormal bleeding can occur in the first 2-3 weeks after miscarriage. After that, other problems should be considered, such as incomplete miscarriage.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not usually: Depending on exactly how the bowel connection was constructed some mild bleeding can be normal for a month or two but rately later than that. If you ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Normally , no: Normally should not bleed for 3 wks, some times port site may bleed for day , also depends on procedure , speak to your surgeon.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
27 years experience Gynecology
For up to 6 weeks: Some spotting post hysterectomy can be normal. There is an incision at the top of the vagina that needs to heal. During the healing process, stitches ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Brickman
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: During the procedure the contents of the uterus are cleaned out, and some women do not bleed right away. Most women will bleed off and on for a few w ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: All depends on where the cyst was and how the surgery was done and how big the cyst was. It is possible to have bleeding but it is not that common. Pl ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
WHAT DID YOUR DOC SA: Say? Your doc should have told u that u would bleed because a colp biopsy almost always causes some bleeding that your doc should have treated with s ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Occasionally manual presure on the abdomen is needed to overcome coiling of the scope. This may cause some soreness afterward. Bruising may occur if y ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
PAP smear: A small amount of bleeding after a pap smear is not bad. Sometimes the cervix will bleed a little when the sample is taken. If it bleeds a lot, that ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Although the vagina is quite distendible, fisting may tear some tissue and cause bleeding as well as discomfort. This would be even more so in a woman ... Read More

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