A 37-year-old member asked:
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How long does it take to have a bowel movement after having a colonoscopy?

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Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience in Medical Oncology
A day or two: After a colonoscopy, you should be able to eat normally. It depends on what and how much you eat, you should have a bowel movement within a day or two.
Answered on Sep 8, 2016
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