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When is the first bowel movement after colonoscopy?

When is the first bowel movement after colonoscopy?

By now it should be: Let nature take its own time which is anytime about 3 to 5 days. By now it must be all fine. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Is it normal to have white in first bowel movement after a colonoscopy?

Is it normal to have white in first bowel movement after a colonoscopy?

Yes: Often after the colonoscopy, there is a little bit of mucous. As long as you are not having pain, it should resolve. ...Read more

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4 day days, no bowel movement after colonoscopy, should I be concerned?

4 day days, no bowel movement after colonoscopy, should I be concerned?

No not at all: No you don't have to be concerned as long as you are eating regular diet and otherwise feel ok without any other symptoms, it will happen soon. Have patience. ...Read more

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After a colonoscopy I can't seem to have a bowel movement. What should I do?

When was it: Remember that you emptied you entire colon in preparatio for the colonoscopy. You should have a bowel movement 24-48 hours after procedure. Check with the physician who performed the study. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I don't have a bowel movement for a few days after a colonoscopy?

Should I be worried if I don't have a bowel movement for a few days after a colonoscopy?

No: The "transit time" for a normal person's colon (time it takes stool to get from the beginning to the end of the colon) varies from one to several days. Therefore, after you've done a bowel preparation prior to your colonoscopy, and the colon is empty, it may take a few days for stool to make it around to the rectum. ...Read more

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How long after a colonoscopy will you have a bowel movement?

How long after a colonoscopy will you have a bowel movement?

Not worth worrying a: Since the bowels are completely emptied before colonoscopy, it can take several days to refill the gut in order to have a bm. So I would not be too concerned, let nature take its course. It usually takes 4 to 7 days to have a bm, yet you should not be obsessed about it. ...Read more

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How many days after colonoscopy should I have bowel movement?

How many days after colonoscopy should I have bowel movement?

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

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How long after colonoscopy until you have a normal bowel movement?

How long after colonoscopy until you have a normal bowel movement?

A day or two: Since you are not eating the day before and your bowel has been cleaned for colonoscopy and your bowel is clean. After colonoscopy you start eating regular diet and it may take a day or two to have a regular bowel movement. ...Read more

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How long after a colonoscopy before you should have a bowel movement?

A day or two: Since you are not eating the day before and your bowel has been cleaned for colonoscopy and your bowel is clean. After colonoscopy you start eating regular diet and it may take a day or two to have a regular bowel movement. ...Read more

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How long after a colonoscopy should I expect to have a bowel movement?

Few days: Your colon was empty in preperation for the colonoscopy, therefore it would take a few days to have a bowel movement. ...Read more

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How long does it take to have a bowel movement after having a colonoscopy?

A day or two: After a colonoscopy, you should be able to eat normally. It depends on what and how much you eat, you should have a bowel movement within a day or two. ...Read more

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Is it normal not to have a bowel movement now for four days after colonoscopy?

Is it normal not to have a bowel movement now for four days after colonoscopy?

Yes: With some patients due to slow transit, the colon may not fill up significantly enough to ellicit a bowel movement. As long as there is no pain associated with this, this can be regarded as normal. ...Read more

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How long after a colonoscopy should you can expect to have a normal bowel movement?

Two or three: Days. If you don't return to normal after that, consult your GI specialist. I hope they didn't find anything serious up there. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an absence of a bowel movement for a number of days occur after a colonoscopy?

Is it normal to have an absence of a bowel movement for a number of days occur after a colonoscopy?

Yes, the bowel pres: Probably cleaned you out so well that no stool is left to come out for a few days. If you are passing flatus, don't worry, stool will come. ...Read more

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Is it normal after having a colonoscopy to eat a sandwhich and have a bowel movement 10 hours later multiple times?

Is it normal after having a colonoscopy to eat a sandwhich and have a bowel movement 10 hours later multiple times?

Yes: colonoscopy is there to examine the colon, one that has been cleaned out by oral meds such as GoLYTLY. This usually cleans out most of the bowel but more proximally in the rt. Colon and distal small bowel residual food products persist. Eating a sandwhich and having a bowel movement 10 hrs later especially if multiple doesn't represent the digested sandwich but the residual content after prep. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bleeding after a colonoscopy that's not related to a bowel movement?

Probably some: Irritation at the anal opening. If it persists, report to your GI specialist who did the colonoscopy. I hope he didn't find anything serious up there during the procedure. ...Read more

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I have not had a bowel movement for 9 days after having a colonoscopy. How do I induce it?

Not normal: If you resumed a normal diet, it is not normal to have a stool for nine days. You must tell your GI specialist. ...Read more

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My daughter had a colonoscopy 2 weeks ago and still has not had a bowel movement. Is this normal?

My daughter had a colonoscopy 2 weeks ago and still has not had a bowel movement. Is this normal?

Colonoscopy: Is she having any abdominal pain? It's not normal to not have a BM for two weeks, period. If that's really the case, she needs to be seen ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a bowel movement 12 hrs after having an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy?

Do not be concerned: Depending on when you eat after the procedure and how well your prep was performed, it is not abnormal to have a bowel movement within 12 hours of the procedure. ...Read more

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Normal colonoscopy 6 days ago. No bowel movement yet. Constipation not unusual for me. Any need for concern?

Normal colonoscopy 6 days ago. No bowel movement yet. Constipation not unusual for me. Any need for concern?

No: Lack of a bowel movement 6 days after colonoscopy in a patient who often gets constipation isn't too unusual.
I would suggest the usual measures to promote a normal bowel movement. See my Checklist "Treating Constipation" and go to: http://bit. Ly/1uzOegm Increase
water intake, fiber supplement, dried fruit like prunes or apricots, more physical activity. ...Read more

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I have a colonoscopy soon since its the weekend can I buy meds over the counter? My rectum hurts when makin bowel movement can capsule be in rectum

I have a colonoscopy soon since its the weekend can I buy meds over the counter? My rectum hurts when makin bowel movement can capsule be in rectum

Yes: You may use otc meds, pain and local anal meds. Try some nupercainal ointment. Vit a and d ointment is good for perianal irritation. Don't be afraid to call your gi/crs for advice and assistance, even if it is the weekend. Most have some form of tele nurse or covering physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have gas pains and no bowel movement three days after EDG and colonoscopy?

Is it normal to still have gas pains and no bowel movement three days after EDG and colonoscopy?

YES: TES
Remember how you "prepped" for the test.
You EMPTIED your bowel!!!!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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