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Is it normal to have a lot of bruises after a colonoscopy?

Is it normal to have a lot of bruises after a colonoscopy?

Not usually: Some patients have extra turns in their colon and need pressure on the abdomen to keep those bend from enlarging instead of moving the scope upstream. This would rarely be enough pressure to cause bruising. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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Is it unusual to have a bruised abdomen after a colonoscopy?

Is it unusual to have a bruised abdomen after a colonoscopy?

Possible: But not the colonoscopy per se but rather manual compression of the abdomen is sometimes needed to guide the scope to the full extent of the colon especially with a tortuous colon or prior abdominal surgeries. But even with that you may be sore but should not have any visible bruising. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy 2 days ago, after a 2 day cleanse. I'm in a lot of pain in my upper abdomen. Could my colon be bruised?

It's possible, but..: Most often, the colonoscopy is an uneventful procedure, but on occasion, depending on your body position while getting the scope and the amount of "snaking" of the scope that need to be done, you may have some abd discomfort afterwards. Be sure to call the Dr. who performed the procedure and let them know as they would want to know any difficulties you are experiencing. best wishes. ...Read more

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Tailbone pain not everyday.. Usually pain comes when i bend over or while im sitting down .. Pain is not everyday thoe. Colonoscopy a couple days ago.

Pelvic Pain Excluded: In a female your age an injury and laxity of the sacroiliac joint (sij) needs to be excluded. See an osteopath; one who is interested in sij disorders. Do you have loose joints? Can you stand with locked knees and touch your palms to the floor? Have you had multiple childbirths? Have you had an automobile-caused low back injury or a significant fall onto your buttock from a horse or skiing? ...Read more

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Coccyx pain haven't fell.. Started after a colonoscopy.. Pain is not everyday. I feel it when i bend over i bending my neck down or pain on oneside?

Coccyx pain haven't fell.. Started after a colonoscopy.. Pain is not everyday.  I feel it when i bend over i bending my neck down or pain on oneside?

Unfortunately: This will ache for a while. Coccygodynia is difficult to treat. The ligaments may have been stretched during the procedure and sometimes anti inflammatory medications or steroid injection into the area may help. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Does getting pain in your tailbone have anything to do after have a colonoscopy?

Probably not: You are mildly sedated during a colonoscopy and in some circumstance you may have rested on a bone longer than you normally would. That being said, the sedation in colonoscopy is mild and you would likely have been on your side for an extended period (although usually 5 minutes) and not enough to hurt. There really is no technical reason why a tailbone could have been injured in a colonoscopy. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more