A 42-year-old member asked:
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after a colonoscopy i can't seem to have a bowel movement. what should i do?

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Dr. Fidias De Leon
20 years experience Nuclear Medicine
When was it: Remember that you emptied you entire colon in preparatio for the colonoscopy. You should have a bowel movement 24-48 hours after procedure. Check with the physician who performed the study.
Answered on Apr 26, 2017
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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No: Since you took a laxative orally to prepare for the colonoscopy, it is not unusual to go 2-3 days after a colonoscopy before having a bm.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Bruner
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Might need more time: Drink a full glass of water every hour. Wait a little longer. If still not working, contact your doctor for instructions.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
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By now it should be: Let nature take its own time which is anytime about 3 to 5 days. By now it must be all fine.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
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Not worth worrying a: Since the bowels are completely emptied before colonoscopy, it can take several days to refill the gut in order to have a bm. So i would not be too co ... Read More
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