Top
30
Doctor insights on: Caused Of Diarrhea Months After A Colonoscopy

Share
1

1
What causes uncontrollable diarrhea when a colonoscopy is clear?

What causes uncontrollable diarrhea when a colonoscopy is clear?

Irritable Bowel Syn.: Many things can cause uncontrollable diarrhea. A common cause is ibs. Ibs causes dysfunctional GI problems, ex diarrhea, constipation or both. Cause is unknown but may be stress, certain foods, etc. But there is nothing visibly wrong with your GI tract, so colonoscopy is clear. Another cause could be celiacs --gluten allergy that affects the small intestine, (not seen on a colonoscopy) or infecti. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
2,201 Doctors shared insights

Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


2

2
I have lupus &recently recent worsening of watery diarrhea daily. Normal colonoscopy. What causes this with lupus? Another flare possibly?

I have lupus &recently recent worsening of watery diarrhea daily. Normal colonoscopy. What causes this with lupus? Another flare possibly?

See a GI doctor: If you have already had a colonoscopy this should have been preceeded by an analysis of the stools, with exam and testing for different organisms which may be causing the diarrhea. If these were not done, go back and be seen by a GI doctor. ...Read more

3

3
Hi Everything I eat no matter what it is gives me diarrhea. If colonoscopy, endoscopy, and blood test both negative what can cause this for 2 years?

Hi Everything I eat no matter what it is gives me diarrhea. If colonoscopy, endoscopy, and blood test both negative what can cause this for 2 years?

Irritable bowel: If all tests are negative then you probably have irritable bowel. That can be either diarrhea or constipation predominant. There are treatments for this. See your doctor or the gastroenterologist for treatment. ...Read more

4

4
Diarrhea for past 6/7 months. Mucus in my stool. Did stool tests, no infection. What could be the cause? Going for colonoscopy in about 2 weeks

Diarrhea for past 6/7 months. Mucus in my stool. Did stool tests, no infection. What could be the cause? Going for colonoscopy in about 2 weeks

Chronic diarrhea.: If you are scheduled for a colonoscopy in 2 weeks. I would keep that appointment and your GI doctor will have further information for your current problem. There are so many different causes for chronic diarrhea. Common causes are irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, infection, microscopic colitis, side effects of medications, food, or even artificial sugar. ...Read more

5

5
Can low b12 levels cause diarrhea GI gave me supplements getting endoscopy and colonoscopy stool test normal and blood test normal excpect b12 crohns?

Can low b12 levels cause diarrhea GI gave me supplements getting endoscopy and colonoscopy stool test normal and blood test normal excpect b12 crohns?

Other way around: Diarrhea can cause low B12. If you have crohns you at risk of B12 deficiency as B12 is absorbed in the ileum that is often affected by Crohns. ...Read more

8

8
2 yr old cousin is diarrhea, white. She has a feeding tube in her stomach. The hospital is doing a colonoscopy on her but what would cause white poop?

2 yr old cousin is diarrhea, white. She has a feeding tube in her stomach. The hospital is doing a colonoscopy on her but what would cause white poop?

INDIGESTION: You didn't mention why she has a g-tube. Did she have a bowel surgery? White poop may be due undigested or partially digested food. Let the GI doctor find out the cause. ...Read more

9

9
3 months left side abdo & flank pain and tenderness blood urine cystoscopy & CT scan fine. No diarrhea, but some constipation. Colonoscopy next. Cause?

3 months left side abdo & flank pain and tenderness blood urine cystoscopy & CT scan fine. No diarrhea, but some constipation. Colonoscopy next. Cause?

Possibilities: A ct scan could have missed a kidney stone that passed just before the scan. It could also miss diverticulitis, depending on whether the ct scan was done with both IV and oral contrast. Colonoscopy is definitely the next thing to do. Another consideration is endometriosis, ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, or inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

10

10
Blood mucus frequent loose stools. Had sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy with adequate view. Should I still be worried and what else can cause this?

Colonoscopy: The best person to determine what is going on is the colonoscopist. Have they not discussed the results of this with you. Usually they will biopsy randomly if there are no definitive points of abnormal mucosa visible. Call and talk to your GI doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

11

11
Is diarrhea common after a colonoscopy?

Possibly: Before colonscopy you took a prep to clean the colon, so you may be having the residual effects of that. If it persists for more than 1 week call your provider. ...Read more

13

13
Is it normal to have diarrhea after colonoscopy?

Is it normal to have diarrhea after colonoscopy?

Yes: There may be a lingering effect from the prep solution, but should stop in a day or two. ...Read more

14

14
Is it normal to have some diarrhea after a colonoscopy?

Is it normal to have some diarrhea after a colonoscopy?

Yes: Before colonoscopy you have to drink plenty of laxatives to clense your bowel. Therefore, some of the liquid may still be in your colon even after the colonoscopy. ...Read more

16

16
Bad Diarrhea for 5 months colonoscopy came back normal?

Bad Diarrhea for 5 months colonoscopy came back normal?

The work-up for: Chronic diarrhea can be complex. Key factors are is it watery, bloody, fatty appearing. The colonoscopy is most important if it is bloody to evaluate for inflammatory bowel disease, cancer and hemorrhoids! If watery, need blood tests/stool cultures to exclude infection and gluten sensitivity. Further helpful tests include fecal leukocytes, electrolytes and fat measurement. You need more work-up. ...Read more

17

17
How can I get diarrhea to stop one day after colonoscopy?

It must have by now: Otherwise send us an update of this problem now, so that we can deal with the present situation. ...Read more

18

18
When after a colonoscopy does a person normally have diarrhea?

After a colonoscopy: Your colon is empty so it may take 24 48 hours of eating a regular diet before your stools normalize. Much longer than that and you need to report this to your endoscopist. ...Read more

19

19
Today I had bloody maroon colored diarrhea. Recently had a colonoscopy that found nothing. Should I be concerned?

Source could be: Higher up such as small bowel or stomach. Talk to your GI doctor as u may need an egd and if that's negative a small bowel capsule study. ...Read more

20

20
Is it normal to have diarrhea bouts every few days after a colonoscopy? Had onecdone a week ago today, Please advise.

Is it normal to have diarrhea bouts every few days after a colonoscopy? Had onecdone a week ago today, Please advise.

Post colonoscopy: Changes in bowel habits have been known to occur after the colon cleansing and the colonoscopy itself but bowel function usually normalizes after a few weeks. If not consult your gastroenterologist who may order stool cultures, probiotics and recommend dietary changes. ...Read more

21

21
Is it normal to have the urge to push really hard when having diarrhea? That seems to be my problem, colonoscopy done last yr was good! Doineedanother

No: If you have urgency and diarrhea, you might have an infection. It is not normal to have diarrhea or an urgency to push. You don't need another colonoscopy you need a stool test to make sure you don't have an infection.
They should look for bacteria and parasites. ...Read more

22

22
How long after a colonoscopy prep is finished does diarrhea last?

Depends on the prep: Frequently, I use Dulcolax to speed up GI transit and reduce the amount of time. Usually I tell patients to alot at least 3 hours after they finish the prep to have diarrhea. ...Read more

24

24
I had a colonoscopy done 3 years ago. Nothing showed up. Recently I been having persistent diarrhea after I eat. Do I need another? I am 27.

See GI Doc: And get your stools tested to see if there's inflammation. Its not clear why you had a colonoscopy 3 years ago - perhaps you were having similar issues then. If so, were biopsies done and normal? You may need to focus on your diet and see if you have lactose or gluten intolerance. Google low-FODMAP diet for more info to help track potential food triggers. ...Read more

25

25
I had a colonoscopy yesterday. The diarrhea has not stopped since taking the MoviPrep the day before the procedure. Can I now take an anti diarrheal? Is there anything else I can do? Thanks!

I had a colonoscopy yesterday. The diarrhea has not stopped since taking the MoviPrep the day before the procedure. Can I now take an anti diarrheal? Is there anything else I can do? Thanks!

Yes, yet patience +: Gentle, watch response almost certainly the wisest option. Quick "fixes" are widely marketed and make lots of money for those selling them. Yet that does not mean that using them, in most cases, is wise or accurate thinking, other than having less money to spend on other issues, hopefully of more value. ...Read more

26

26
What should I do to prepare for colonoscopy because of bloody diarrhea?

What should I do to prepare for colonoscopy because of bloody diarrhea?

You will get instruc: You will get instructions. You need to be on medications that do not cause bleeding like aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, fish oil to name a few. Your gastroenterologist and the staff well advise you but make sure you tell them all the medications you are on ...Read more

27

27
I just had a colonoscopy today & I am still having diarrhea. Is it ok to take some anti-diarrhea medicine?

I just had a colonoscopy today & I am still having diarrhea. Is it ok to take some anti-diarrhea medicine?

Generally, no: Anti-diarrheal medication is generally not recommended after colonoscopy. Discuss with your doctor if you continue to have loose stools for >72hrs. It also depends on your diagnosis, and reason for colonoscopy. See your physician. ...Read more

28

28
Is it normal to continue having foul smelling diarrhea 1.5 days after an endoscopy & colonoscopy? Also mixed in with slimy blood?

Is it normal to continue having foul smelling diarrhea 1.5 days after an endoscopy & colonoscopy? Also mixed in with slimy blood?

Notify physician: Bleeding after colonoscopy is atypical and could account for the foul smell. Let the physician know what you are experiencing in case blood loss is a concern (depends on what was seen during the procedure, if polyp was removed, etc). ...Read more

29

29
It's been over two months since I had a colonoscopy. Since then my bowls have not returned to normal. Severe cramps and I go until I have diarrhea.

Post-colonoscopy: You really need to go back and see the physician who performed the procedure and have them evaluate you. Do this soon. First make a detailed list of your symptoms and the times they occur and take it with you. Good luck. ...Read more

30

30
Can't eat ANYTHING anymore without getting distended. Very painful. 4 months of chronic diarrhea, now this. Colonoscopy showed "inflammation" help! ?

Can't eat ANYTHING anymore without getting distended. Very painful. 4 months of chronic diarrhea, now this. Colonoscopy showed "inflammation" help! ?

Not enough info: inflammation is very vague. There are different types. Did they say if there is infection that causing diarrhea or inflammatory bowel disease. You may also want to change your diet. High fiber work better for diarrhea, but inflammation disorders need medical tx ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
2,047 Doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
3,362 Doctors shared insights

Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more