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A 49-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have bleeding after a colonoscopy that's not related to a bowel movement?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Probably some: Irritation at the anal opening. If it persists, report to your GI specialist who did the colonoscopy. I hope he didn't find anything serious up there during the procedure.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have white in first bowel movement after a colonoscopy?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
47 years experience
Yes: Often after the colonoscopy, there is a little bit of mucous. As long as you are not having pain, it should resolve.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How long after a colonoscopy should you can expect to have a normal bowel movement?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

When is the first bowel movement after colonoscopy?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
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.
Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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