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Fever After Colonoscopy
Perhaps: How soon after colonoscopy? Any abdominal pain? It is possible to have a bowel injury after a colonoscopy but fever would not usually be the first sign. Typically, you would have abdominal pain first that would get worse over time. This will typically start within 24 hours of colonoscopy. In the absence of abdominal I would look for other causes for the fever, especially more than 24-48 hours. ...Read more
No: Contact your colonoscopist immediately and let him/her be aware of this. This may need to be further investigated. ...Read more
Husband had colonoscopy this morning.fever started approx. 6 hours after procedure.100.8. No pain just fever.is this normal.fever now 99.6?
Not expected: Did he have any interventions done? Sometimes with a polypectomy or biopsies there can be some focal inflammation (serositis). The fever could also be a marker of something a lot more serious like a perforation though. Keep a close eye on him, and I'd give the gastroenterologist the heads-up sooner rather than later. ...Read more
Husband had colonoscopy monday, fever (100 – 102) and headache, no bm ever since, feels bad. Help!?
Probably OK: This is a relatively low-grade temperature. It is impossible to know for certain if it's normal without a detailed history and physical examination. If you are passing gas, and not having escalating abdominal pain, you are probably doing fine. Have a low threshold for calling the doctor who performed your colonoscopy if you have further questions. ...Read more
My husband is coughing like crazy and has a fever of 101.9 today, but is scheduled for a colonoscopy tomorrow morning. Should he reschedule?
Yes: For an elective procedure that will require sedation is not wise to undergo it if you are ill. Call and reschedule it. ...Read more
Light color diarriah nausea 3 days after colonoscopy, can't eat well since that prep I forced in, fever 100, what can be? What should I do?
My grandma is 76 and is having fevers of unknown origin for 2 months now. She had an endoscopy, colonoscopy, ultrasounds, CBC came out normal.
Get a second opinion: Fever of unknown origin is often caused by infections, inflammatory conditions or advanced cancers. The tests that she has had all have some limitations in locating hidden infections or cancer. A pet scan may be the best test to use especially to find many of the hidden conditions that cause fever. An experienced doctor(second opinion by an internist) may be able to offer her further medical guida. ...Read more
I had my first colonoscopy the 7th of dec. I'm 36 years old. And since the procedure I've had a low grade fever and feel nauseated. What should I do?
Had colonoscopy 24hrs ago was normal. Notice slight pain below belt buckle once inwhile. No bm since test. Should I be worried? No fever or bleeding.
No worry: During and before colonoscopy the bowel is cleaned out so that BM since the procedure would be unusual. During the procedure, for better visualization and in inserted into the bowel to dilate it for improvement in visualization of small colon changes. This gas may not be completely evacuated and as such slight bowel gas pains can result. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy yesterday that was discontinued due to severe pain from adhesions. I woke up this morning with a 99.5* fever & moderate pain?
Let your doc know: You should let the gastroenterologist who completed the procedure know about your post procedural symptoms. If you temperature continues to rise and/or your pain is progressive you should seek urgent help, as it's possible to develop complications related to a colonoscopy. ...Read more
What are the possible causes of central ab-stomache pain 5days after colonoscopy? Dr. phys. Exam indicates no perforation, as no fever-blood. Help!
Be patient and wait: It is unlikely to be anything serious. If you become impatient and write everyday you will not find any easy answers. Patience is a vitue ....practice it. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy today. Dr removed some polyps and also collected some biopsies. I'm now beginning to run a fever. Chills & aching. Is this normal?
Constant, often-sharp under rib and upper ab pain-almost like pulled muscles, 4 days after problem-free colonoscopy. No fever -blood-bm. Is it normal?
Inform your doctor: There is no persisting pain expected after colonoscopic examination. I would advise you to inform your doctor who did the procedure and seek his guidance. It may be a complication due to this procedure or just a change in bowel activity due to vigorous preparation(If you are able to eat and there is no vomiting or fever, you are probably going to be Ok). Have your bowels moved yet? ...Read more
My father recently had a colonoscopy. Now 1 or more hemorrhoids have burst, are bleeding, and he has a slight fever. Advice?
Bleeding hemorrhoids: Please have your father see a physician to look at the area, try to stop the bleeding, and see if antibiotics are justified. If the colonoscopy was within the week, call the gastroenterologist who did the procedure and arrange for follow up just to be sure there were no complications involved. Urgent care if no improvement is bleeding does not slow within 15 minutes. 911 if profuse bleeding. ...Read more
Why is it not a good idea to have a colonoscopy and endoscopy when you are not feeling well with congestion, body aches, headache and fever?
Had colonoscopy yesterday morning. Had fever most of the night but now I am feeling dizzy and can't focus my eyes?
Call your doctor.: It is not normal to have lingering symptoms the day after a colonoscopy. It is not clear to me whether the symptoms that you are having are related or not, but it would be prudent to contact your gastroenterologist to discuss them, and to investigate them if they seem to be persistent. Good luck. ...Read more
40s male with IBS, with nagging EGR pain 6days post biopsy-free colonoscopy. No fever, blood, some bm. What non-perforation complications are likely?
IBS may be nervous: Many patients with IBS have it because of automatic brain dysfunction. The bowel has it own nervous system that receives signals from the lower brain, enabling it to function properly. I would guess that your diet is poor because that is the commonest way to affect the control mechanisms. Try shaping up your diet and get rid of all the sugar. ...Read more
Nrml colonoscopy 2days ago. Minor pain 2" below belly bttn/belt buckle when moving or pressing on it. No fever, bleeding. 1 smll BM tonight. Thoughts?
No problem: It sounds like you have no problem in your belly. Doctors are often at a loss to explain major symptoms. We're completely at sea when called on to explain minor ones. ...Read more
Sigmoid polyp removed in colonoscopy. Got 2nd gi's opinion + 2nd scope 3 months later. He saw colitis in sigmoid, but biopsies normal. Both gis diagnosis me w ibs. How am i still bleeding and having fevers?
70y.o male had colonoscopy w.polyp biopsy 3/25/15. Has fever of 102.4, shaking, chills, and extremely pale. Unsure what to do. Thanks?
2 days post colonoscopy, with no biopsy, blood or fever, is upper left quadrant stomache soreness and pain gas related, and when to get it checked?
Pain: Pain is not usual after a colonoscopy. It is possible to have some gas related pain, but that should not cause soreness and should resolve within 1 to 2 days after the procedure. If you have any fevers, chills, bleeding, or worsening of the pain, I would call your gastroenterologist or go to the ER immediately. Otherwise, your soreness should be resolving within the next day or two. Good luck. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy on tuesday am and have had diarreah, abdominal cramping, fever and headache since the procedure. Is this normal?
Absolutely not: You should call and go back to see the colonoscopist asap. This should not wait, because, although I cannot diagnose what you actually have, it sounds as if you have an infectious complication and that could become life-threatening quickly. Please do not wait. If the colononoscopist will not see you right away go to an emergency room. ...Read more
Tomorrow I am having a colonoscopy and endoscopy, with anesthesia. I have a slight cold runny nose, no fever. Will it be okay to have it done?
Probably: If you are not having a fever, greenish drainage, or shortness of breath he will most likely be okay to proceed with the colonoscopy and endoscopy. However, he will need to check with your doctor to make sure he will proceed with it. I would definitely check with them prior to performing your bowel prep so that you don't do that unnecessarily. ...Read more
Have low grade fever post cdiff for two weeks, rest neg., can inflammation of colon cause this fever? Colonoscopy in two weeks. No other sx/ +pi ibs.
Is it safe to get a colonoscopy when sick with something that makes you very tired, upset stomach whenever eating, and feeling feverish but no fever?
Daughter has 10 day amoxicillin (white liquid) script due to a cough. Chest xray is clear, no fever. Can continue with scheduled colonoscopy the 6th day?
Call Specialist: It is always best to call the specialist performing the colonoscopy to ask this question. I would proceed with the procedure if it were my decision, but I can't speak for the particular operator of the colonoscopy or for the physician giving the anesthesia. They might want to wait... ...Read more
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