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How Long After A Colonoscopy Can I Return To Work
Next day: You should feel fine after the sedation from medication is gone out of system which occurs in 8-12 hours. ...Read more
If you're having a colonoscopy on Thursday morning can u return to work delivering the mail (driving) the next morning?
Most people could: The most concerning factor is that you are fully recovered from the anesthesia (typically IV sedation) you are given during the procedure. But most people would be fine to drive the next day. The affects within the bowel--a little discomfort from manipulating the scope and introducing some air--are usually long gone and not an issue within a few hours. Watch for pain, etc, per post-op suggestions. ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy scheduled for 0830. My boss wants me to go back to work at 1300? Is this feasible? Safe?
No Not Safe: You are given sedation before colonoscopy&you are discharged with instructions not to drive as you will still have effect of the seadatives used. If some one can drive you to work&your work involves sit down job only. And some one will drive you home. In that case you may be able to show up at your job. You may still be sleepy& groggy and may not be able to do much. Show your boss discharge instruction ...Read more
How long until I can smoke after colonoscopy with a biopsy? All I can find is "return to daily habits" after 24 hours.
Within 24 hrs: But this may be a good time to quit! ...Read more
Daughter has crohn's, a recent colonoscopy showed active inflammation. On Flagyl 4 days, lot of bleeding when opening bowels. How long till it works?
If still bleeding: Call he gastroenterologistGet a more detailed answer ›
Can anyone give some suggestions as to what I may have? Ok long story short im sick, I've had xrays done blood work urine test ultra sounds colonoscopy gastroscope exam, even had my gallbladder removed (how this all began) my symptoms are: sever abdominal
You: You need a thorough checkup, possibly with ct scan or mri, there is no way anyone could pinpoint the diagnosis from the plethora of symptoms you have. More than likely, it is not something you could shrug off; if this were me, I would be in my doctors waiting room or possibly even er today. Please do not take this lightly, you need medical attention now. ...Read more
I understand your concern.
Follow through with physicians and specialists for possible Diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism, Diabetes, Peptic ulcer, Chronic Pancreatitis, Crohn’s disease, Malabsorption, Hepatitis or Cancer.
See Psychiatrist for depression with painful feelings due to stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, parenting, lack of support from family and unresolved conflicts. ...Read more
Several hours: It can persist for several hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Varies: It varies on the patient's condition and what is the colonoscopy's intended purpose ...Read more
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
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
Colonoscopy Prep: The prep for a colonoscopy might differ from doctor to doctor, but generally speaking most will advise that the patient eat no solid food while the preparation of the bowel is in progress. Clear fluids, however, are permitted. These include apple or cranberry juice, ginger ale, jello and clear broth. ...Read more
How long after completed colonoscopy am I safe to assume it did not and will not cause any complications?
Colonoscopy: Usually a few days. Time will tell. ...Read more
How long does it take to gain back weight lost during colonoscopy procedure as eating is very limited for few days.
Anywhere: From 12-36 hours is normal to have a bm after colonosopy. Anything longer and you should call your endoscopist and discuss with them. Also will be dependent on how much you are eating after the procedure. ...Read more
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