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when will my bowels return to normal after a colonoscopy

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Quickly: If you resume a high fiber diet, the stool should return to normal in 2 days.

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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
After colonoscopy: Normally 3 to 4 days to get back to normal. If you are still not back to your normal bowel habits you need to call your doctor. Maybe there was an a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The presence of any bowel inflammation is not normal. Discuss the meaning of this finding with the doctor who performed the colonoscopy.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Esp ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: It is abnormal. Did you have any polyp removed during the procedure? Better call your GI doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Short time: After uncomplicated cholecystectomy will have bm in 2 to 3 days.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Probably: About 3 days or so, depending on operative findings. If you had an acute infection or any complication, then it would take longer. Ask your surgeon ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
A day or two: Since you are not eating the day before and your bowel has been cleaned for colonoscopy and your bowel is clean.After colonoscopy you start eating re ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HERNIA: This is not normal and so there is no obvious answer to your question. It sounds like you have a big inguinal hernia and need to be examined by a medi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Two or three: Days. If you don't return to normal after that, consult your GI specialist. I hope they didn't find anything serious up there.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Generally soon: 2-3 months post-op.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hi! Infections of: any kind can do physical damage. As a result, pain, irritation, and other symptoms can persist even after the bugs themselves are completely cleared. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good question!: This is not the answer you want to hear. Sometimes never. Most women have a little change that is permanent after a baby. Most women also get back ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Need urology consult: It could be the after effect of surgical intervention. Pl follow up with urologist. Best of luck.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lesley Meister
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It only takes about 2 weeks for the pregnancy hormones to leave your body during which time 66% of postpartum women will experience "baby blues." a m ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
35 years experience General Surgery
No restrictions: Once your colonoscopy is completed, you should be allowed to resume a normal diet as soon as you are awake.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: Usually in 1-2 days.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Right away: For most people, they can resume normal activities right away. The treated area may have a little bruising, be a little numb or itchy for a few days ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: How to restore and regain the damaged function widely varies among people reflecting the degree of damage and how you were born with. Nonetheless, onl ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
It depends on : What is wrong and what type of surgery you are having. Certainly, it is our goal to get you back to a normal life as soon as possible.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 weeks: Usually by your 6 week postpartum check your uterus is back to normal size. Breastfeeding helps the uterus to shrink and also decreases your bleeding ... Read More
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