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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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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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

When can I eat normally again after a colonoscopy?

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Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
No restrictions: Once your colonoscopy is completed, you should be allowed to resume a normal diet as soon as you are awake.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is a colonoscopy?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 45 years experience
Look inside colon: You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the colon to carefully exam the colon for polyps, cancer, etc. If any abnormalities are found a biopsy may be done. Typically, it is painless - the only bother is cleaning out your bowels beforehand and even that's not so bad.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are colonoscopies?

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Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Colonoscopies : A colonoscopy is a procedure where one's colon is carefully inspected with a colonoscopy, a lighted, flexible telescope. Polyps can be removed, tumors can be diagnosed, and diseases of the bowel can be diagnosed. Doctors recommend that all people should get a colonoscopy by the age of 50.

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