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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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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


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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

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Is diarrhea common after a colonoscopy?

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

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Is it normal to continue to have water-y diarrhea all day after a colonoscopy? I threw up several times after both parts of the prep yesterday too.

Is it normal to continue to have water-y diarrhea all day after a colonoscopy? I threw up several times after both parts of the prep yesterday too.

Yes, but: I would still let your doctor know of your symptoms. Often times water is used as irrigation during the procedure, so immediately after you can expect to be expelling the water. Nevertheless, let your doctor know because they did the procedure and would be only person to know what would be expected in your indivdualized case. ...Read more

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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

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When after a colonoscopy does a person normally have diarrhea?

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

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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

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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

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more