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Dr. Faye Vargas Morris
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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. Kristel Hunt
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How long should diarhorra continue after a colonoscopy?

How long should diarhorra continue after a colonoscopy?

Depends on your prep: if it didn't go that well and you didn't empty the bowels out properly, it can continue for 2-3 days. most people have the opposite experience, no BMs for several days. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikhil Karanth
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When after a colonoscopy can you get up and do things?

Yes and no: However the first 24 hours after a colonoscopy IF sedation is used, one shouldn't make medical or legal decisions, drive or operate machinery, or use alcohol. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikhil Karanth
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After a colonoscopy, what can I expect?

Tired: Most people who have a colonoscopy who had sedation, will state that they were tired, possibly hungry, or even their normal selves. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Colonoscopy was done no problems just 2 internal hem. And 1 external , banding proc. Done on one so far, after 2nd banding will ext. Shrink?

Maybe: Banding is more effective for internal than external hemorrhoids. Usually it takes some time a few weeks for the external hemorrhoids to shrink. ...Read more

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When can I eat after my colonoscopy procedure?

Avoid alcohol: You might want to avoid alcohol with that first meal. The alcohol can interact with the sedatives you are given and increase the effects of both. ...Read more

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Dr. Enrique Molina
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What we might find after a colonoscopy?

Many things!: Polyps, ulcers, cancer, diverticulas, ateriovenous malformations, hemorrhoids, inflammation, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeremy Adler
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How long after colonoscopy should a person have a b.M.?

1-2 days: If you go home and start eating afterward, thebn you should start having some stool within a day or two. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Lloyd
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Exercising after a colonoscopy is safe?

Caution!: The prep often results in dehydration. Be sure you are re-hydrated before embarking on vigorous exercise. Also any sedation other than Propofol can have lingering effects. Ask your doctor before resuming vigorous exercise! ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Tisdale
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What kind of problems are normal after a colonoscopy?

Usually none: Infrequently may feel some mild transient cramping, or residual loose stools from the prep. Perianal discomfort rarely. After colon biopsy scant bleeding can be seen. Abnormal would be severe pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, which could indicate a possible emergency from a complication of the test, for which medical advise is urgent. ...Read more

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Exercise (Definition)

Exercise is physical activity, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, ...Read more


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