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Can You Lose Weight From A Colonoscopy
Is it true that some people get colonoscopies, just to lose weight or get them because they can't go poop for a while..?
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
I have been tired, irritable, and can't seem to lose weight. I have been working out 5 days week eating about 1600 calorie diet. I have celiac disease and I am eating a gluten free diet, just had a colonoscopy that was normal.
I : I am glad you have had a medical evaluation. Please be sure you are drinking plenty of fluids to flush out your system. Also please be sure you have had your thyroid hormones tested. If you continue your symptoms, please be seen by your physician to have a complete evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the likely event that i will lose a considerable amt. of weight after my colonoscopy, will it be possible to keep some o it off with relative ease?
Probably not: Weight loss from fasting or clear liquid diets as well as colon cleansing vary dramatically among individuals. These days, in order to maximize the chances of a clean colon and good exam, endoscopists will recommend 2 or more days of clear liquids first. The resulting weight loss from all this might range from 3 to 7 pounds. But it's a LOT of water weight. Few experience permanent weight loss:) ...Read more
Is weight gain normal after colonoscopy ? I had procedure yesterday and today the scale shows I've gained 3 lbs
Unlikely, but . . .: Prior to colonoscopy, one has to drink lots of icky fluids to clean out bowel. As a result, one usually loses weight. OTOH 3# weight gain in one day could be from bloating unrelated to procedure. Or more likely, use of different scales at different times of day in different amounts of clothing. Be sure to pay more attention to how your clothes fit than actual weight (using same scale at same time) ...Read more
Twinges in my bowells from left to right colonoscopy 2 years ago nothing at all Dr said perfect nothing at night just daytime no weight loss eating ok?
I had a colonoscopy 2 days ago how long should i wait before lifting weights again? The doctor told me 10 days but that seems a bit long
You are fine, now: Colonoscopy has very little if any after effects. Nearly all subjects are back to normal work next day. So you do not need to have any restrictions after 2-3 days that it takes to fully recover from all the bowel prep -related fluid imbalance. So you are ready to do everything from tomorrow on wards. ...Read more
Constipated badly last 6 mths. Lost about 10lbs in weight without trying in last 6 months. Had colonoscopy last year. All ok. Pressure under left rib ?
Difficult to know: Your constipation & weight loss might not be related. Your colonoscopy that is done to screen for colon cancer is reassuring. Your constipation could be due to low fiber/fluid intake or drug side effects. It’s also unusual to lose weight without trying unless you are not eating much or have a bad appetite because of the constipation. Pressure under rib could be a muscle spasm or something serious. ...Read more
Had a colonoscopy done on the 8th of may and i feel bloated and i've lost weight should I be concerned? Should i go see my doctor?
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