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A 56-year-old female asked:

I had a colonoscopy 10 day ago, no bm so took senna, it worked two days later. next two days, very small soft bm. two days now nothing. is this norm?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Colonoscopy: it is normal to have irregular bowel movements for several weeks after a colonoscopy. There is no need to take laxatives in this setting. Your best bet is to eat lots of healthy fruits and vegetables and cereals containing fiber, along with more fluid intake, and let your body reestablish your normal bowel patterns. Good luck.

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Last updated Feb 23, 2016

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