A 40-year-old member asked:
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Is it normal to have some diarrhea after a colonoscopy?

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Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes: Before colonoscopy you have to drink plenty of laxatives to clense your bowel. Therefore, some of the liquid may still be in your colon even after the colonoscopy.
Answered on Jan 29, 2020
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Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: It is abnormal. Did you have any polyp removed during the procedure? Better call your GI doctor.

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