A 34-year-old member asked:
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how long after a colonoscopy should you can expect to have a normal bowel movement?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Two or three: Days. If you don't return to normal after that, consult your GI specialist. I hope they didn't find anything serious up there.
Answered on May 7, 2018

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