Doctor insights on:
Flatulence Problems After Having A Colonoscopy
Gastro recommended CT and colonscopy for mild abdominal pain/gas. 23 yrs old. If CT scan shows nothing, is colonoscopy necessary? No bloody stools
Options available: CT scan of the abdomen may be indicated but not for mild pain alone. If the symptoms are progressive and there is concern for Cancer (unlikely in your age group), then only I would consider doing a CT. Similarly Colonoscopy is not indicated because of pain alone. If there is bowel irregularity or blood in stool Colonoscopy is reasonable to do. In your case I would watch /monitor for 4-6 weeks, then ...Read more
I have a build up of gas at night and it causes pain in my intestine on my right side. I take activated charoal and ultra strength gas relief, no luck. I have had gastro problems for 2 yrs, have had 3 colonoscopys and 4 endoscopys and have been told it is
ABOUT A FEW HOURS: Most likely is from the air used to insufflate the colon to help visualize the walls. Most of the air is suctioned out as the scope is being withdrawn. Some air remains so its normal to expel it afterwards. ...Read more
I've had a lot of flatulence and dark muddy stools for a week, should I be worried? I've had episodes before. 3 years ago I had a endo/colonoscopy and
Stool changes: It you have dark/ black, tarry malodorous stools would get medical evaluation forth with as it could be related to GI bleeding. ...Read more
1 hour after eating I get severe flatulence. Ruled out sibo and pancreatic insufficiency, colonoscopy clear. Stools also loose. Any suggestions. Thanks?
Several hours: It can persist for several hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
Colonoscopy in 2 weeks for bleeding. It is heavy (entire bowl&while passing gas)& now I am having lower back pain. Does this warrant an ER visit?
Sounds like it: If you are having such a heavy flow of blood best to be seen right away. So better go to er ...Read more
Anal pain when passing gas and pain/bleeding when passing stool. Feel like something is blocking and tearing my anus. Doc scheduled a colonoscopy.
Colonoscopy: This sounds very appropriate. What is your question? ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy am in pain right below my breasts in the center. Passing gas ok no bm or relief. What can I do to relieve the upper belly pain?
S/p colonoscopy pain: Were polyps removed? May be irritation, rarely perforation or microperforation. Call your gastorenterologist and f/u w/ them today. ...Read more
Is it normal to have stomach pain and not passing gas and no movement in bowels one day after colonoscopy?
I have had hypothyroidism. I got C. Diff back in July & don't have anymore but still recovering. My stomach area is very bloated (protruding) & I can't stop burping & passing gas. Do I have ulcer? How can I help? I got CT scan & colonoscopy = nothing
Bacterial overgrowth: You give the symptoms of bacterial overgrowth syndrome which is a form of irritable bowel syndrome. The cause of this is a prior intestinal infection of any kind. You need to test for bacterial overgrowth syndrome. Less likely to be an ulcer. Avoid gas producing foods like onions. Avoid spicy foods. Take lactobacillus in pill form daily. Other probiotics could worsen problem. Follow up with GI MD. ...Read more
After having a colonoscopy yesterday morning throughout the day and this morning when I have gas to relieve I have to sit on the toilet because fluids?
Wet Farts: Not unusual. This to shall pass in 3-5 days ...Read more
It should go away in: No more than one or two days. If it persists go see your doctor for another cause for it. ...Read more
Yes: The prep as well as the air that insufflated can lead to that sensation. ...Read more
Call gastroenterolog: Call immediately could be small perforation. If he is not available then go to ER. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy on wednesday & it is now saturday & I am still having stomachaches is something wrong? I have had gas but some is hard to pass...
Colonoscopy problem?: Air used to inflate your colon may persist for several hours--not typically for 5 days. Your post-procedure symptoms may be due to colonoscopy-related factors: colonic or organ mechanical trauma, post-polypectomy syndrome, abdominal wall bruising from external pressure, etc.; diverticular disease; extra-intestinal problems; ibs; lots more. First step--call asap your colonoscopist ; ask his advice. ...Read more
My colonoscopy was last wed & since then I have wokeup every morning with a bad tummyache & have had lots of gas in the evening. Is it normal or bad?
Check with doc: The symptoms you describe are common right after a colonoscopy (from air that is used to inflate your colon), but they shouldn't last for days. You should let your doctor know you're still having these symptoms. There can be complications from a colonoscopy, and it's important to make sure these are recognized early! ...Read more
I had an unsussesful colonoscopy last week. They couldn't complete due to pain from the gas/air pumped in. How common is this? What's the alternative.
Colonoscopy: Incomplete colonoscopy can occur up to 5 to 10% of the time. Whether a repeat attempt would be successful mostly depends on why it was unsuccessful in the first place. You should talk to your G.I. doc about whether a repeat attempt with better sedation or a better prep would be useful. If not, a "virtual" colonoscopy might be the next step. Good luck. ...Read more
Colonoscopy 10hrs ago. Now have abdml pain (pretty bad) but REALLY intense in waves. Kinda feels like gas but yet to pass any gas or BM Is this normal?
Normal vs. Healthy:: Normal means common, zero reliable relationship with healthy & defined by medical industry as average to include the central 96% of common for any variable. What you describe is neither healthy nor common in most cases after colonoscopy. But it all depends on your anatomy/function before exam, what was done during exam & your responses afterwards. Sounds like intestinal distension; yet not moving. ...Read more
Retained air post-CO: Air is used to inflate your colon & permit inspection during the colonoscopy procedure. During your recovery before discharge you will be encouraged to pass the air back out. This is accomplished by changing your position in bed, gentle abdominal pressure, & verbal encouragement to overcome your natural embarrassment at passing gas. Some air may persist for several hours--call for help if longer. ...Read more
Walk...: The intestines will be stimulated with mild exercise such as walking... The gas will pass... ...Read more
Yes: It can help.Get a more detailed answer ›
What kind of anesthetic is given for colonoscopies and endoscopies? Gas or a drug or something else?
Avoid confusion: If we answer - even w/ good reason to believe what we say - and the service you use has another policy, you'll be unnecessarily confused and therefore..... The best thing is to ask them what they usually do and if they allow options. Also, use that opportunity to ask any other? 's you have. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a lot of gas and bloating. My colonoscopy came back normal this past March. Should I be concerned and what can I do to relieve the symptoms?
Gallbladder: Abd bloating might represent IBS or GB disease ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy 7 days ago and still have minor gas pains. Not severe just annoying. Is it normal. I also have ibs?
Not unheard of.: Although it is not usual to have persistent pain after a colonoscopy, it is not unusual to have some discomfort for one to weeks afterwards. As long as the pain is mild and is improving, I would not worry about it. If it persists longer than two weeks or worsens abruptly, then I would contact your gastroenterologist immediately. Good luck! ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Having erection problems after colonoscopy
- Still have diarrhea after colonoscopy
- Is it normal to have diarrhea after a colonoscopy?
- Problem after gastric bypass gas flatulence belching burping
- Anyone have swollen glands after colonoscopy
- Is it unusual to have a bruised abdomen after a colonoscopy?
- Having diarrhea day after my colonoscopy
- Should you have chills and body aches the day after having a colonoscopy
- Digestive problems after colonoscopy