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when can you return to work after a colonoscopy

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 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.
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
next day: It should not have any after effects.
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farouk Tootla
50 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 29-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 member asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not unless the: gastroenterologist says you need one. He may have been able to visualize your whole colon even though the prep was fair. Ask him..

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