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Is it typical to have constipation after colonoscopy?

Is it typical to have constipation after colonoscopy?

No but: If you had a complete prep you may not have a normal bm for 1-3 days after the procedure. If it haas been longer than 3 days and you have been eating and drinking properly, you need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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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 constipation after a colonoscopy normal?

Is constipation after a colonoscopy normal?

Fairly common: Its not normal, but its not unusual. The anesthetic used can be constipating. Should resolve after just a few days however; any longer, call your provider. ...Read more

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Can colonoscopy help with faecal impaction or chronic constipation which someone has suffered for years ?

Help diagnose: The prep for the scoping procedure will help clean you out, but the scoping procedure itself is more done for diagnostic purposes, best wishes. ...Read more

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How does colonoscopy feels? Does having a colonoscopy means that your bowels will be fully emptied during this procedure? Does it help constipation?

How does colonoscopy feels? Does having a colonoscopy means that your bowels will be fully emptied during this procedure? Does it help constipation?

Colonoscopy: To have the colon scoped, it should be cleaned of stool, which is often done with a "bowel prep" the night before, that cleans out your bowel. Certainly if you are constipated, the bowel prep often will help dramatically and clean your bowels out. You will be given medications for the procedure and really will not feel it. ...Read more

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Cronic constipation. Started long ago-now only once 3 wks.Now colonoscopy tried, could not complete, as meds did not clear me&severe pain?Very worried!

Cronic constipation. Started long ago-now only once 3 wks.Now colonoscopy tried, could not complete, as meds did not clear me&severe pain?Very worried!

Check out these: Links. Perhaps your meds is contributing to your symptoms.Drink lots of water with prune juice. Stay active. Try taking otc magnesium. Colonoscopy needs to be repeated once adequate colon preparation is achieved.Best of luck and god bless u! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-constipation. http://www.medicinenet.com/weight_gain/symptoms.htm. ...Read more

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18 yrs old, have chronic constipation, now dr wants a colonoscopy. I'm scared?

18 yrs old, have chronic constipation, now dr wants a colonoscopy. I'm scared?

Dont be scarred: This is a quick, benign way to rule out some obstructive process in the colon that is preventing your constipation from resolving. It is a necessary step prior to moving forward with other studies, treatments. Most people with sedation dont remember much of the proceedure. ...Read more

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My friend takes cleanse more every nite for constipation. Her colonoscopy showed a black, stained colon. Is this physiologically dangerous?

My friend takes cleanse more every nite for constipation. Her colonoscopy showed a black, stained colon.  Is this physiologically dangerous?

NO: Melanosis coli - basically black colon. This is a result of chronic laxative abuse. It causes an alligator or snake like looking mucosa. The good news is that it's a benign condition. ...Read more

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Does age matter for a colonoscopy procedure? I'm 22 y old male. Is it safe and worth it? I am getting it done for my on-going constipation for years.

Does age matter for a colonoscopy procedure? I'm 22 y old male. Is it safe and worth it? I am getting it done for my on-going constipation for years.

Colonoscopy: Age matters for colonoscopy for certain cancers and family history. For constipation it may be a useful diagnostic procedure almost at any age. this procedure is generally safe when performed by an experienced physician under normal conditions. Defecating in a squatting position on top of your toilet seat can provide considerable relief from constipation many patients without the need for meds ...Read more

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I've had constipation for a while, colonoscopy came back fine. Recently what i pass is half a yellow fatty substance attached to it. What can this be?

I've had constipation for a while, colonoscopy came back fine. Recently what i pass is half a yellow fatty substance attached to it. What can this be?

Mucus: The substance may be mucus mixed with your stool. If you're taking any iron preparations, this can cause constipation. Drink enough fluids, eat enough fiber or take metaucil. Also try a preparation of a stool softener and gentle stimulant like pericolace twice a day.If you're pregnant or breast feeding check with your md first. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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