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A 34-year-old member asked:

When can i eat after my colonoscopy procedure?

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Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Within an hour: Usually you can have fluids in recovery and should be able to eat abreakfast within 2 to 3 hours. This depends on how you feel and if you have any nausea afterward. It would wise to start slowly and avoid greasy and acidic foods initially (eg, bacon sausage, orange juice). Toast, cereal, coffee/tea should be safe. Later in the day you may resume your regular diet.
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Avoid alcohol: You might want to avoid alcohol with that first meal. The alcohol can interact with the sedatives you are given and increase the effects of both.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What can I eat after a colonoscopy?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Nothing to gassy: Since most people are a little bloated after a colonoscopy, i tend to recommend foods that are not too gassy right after a colonoscopy. Otherwise, eat whatever you want. You just went through a tough ordeal so you deserve a treat!
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