A 33-year-old member asked:
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how long after colonoscopy can i go back to work?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
next day: It should not have any after effects.
Answered on Nov 14, 2016
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Next day: If you get anesthesia (highly recommended!) ideally you should wait until next day.
Answered on Nov 14, 2016
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
22 years experience Gastroenterology
At least 24 hours: If sedation was used for the colonoscopy, at least 24 hours is recommended and advised. If NO sedation was used then immediately if desired.
Answered on Nov 14, 2016
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Dr. Faye Vargas Morris
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Work/Colonoscopy: You can go back to work the day after your colonoscopy.
Answered on Apr 3, 2018

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