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Dr. Sewa Legha
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How soon after a colonoscopy can I return to work?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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How soon 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

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Dr. Faye Vargas Morris
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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How long after colonoscopy can I go back to work?

Dr. Faye Vargas Morris
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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How long after colonoscopy can I go back to work?

Work/Colonoscopy: You can go back to work the day after your colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Hung Khong
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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Should you return to work after a colonoscopy?

Dr. Hung Khong
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
22 years in practice
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Yes: If you feel fine and had no complication, there is no reason not to go back to work. If you don't want to go back the same day, ok to go back to work the next day. ...Read more

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Dr. Heather Thieme
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After colonoscopy, is it 24 hours before returning back to work?

Dr. Heather Thieme
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
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Yes, and no driving: Yes, because of the anesthetic used.

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Board Certified, Trauma Surgery
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Dr. Drazen Jukic
Board Certified, Pathology
23 years in practice
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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

Dr. Drazen Jukic
Board Certified, Pathology
23 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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A 50 year-old woman has unexplained weight loss and abdominal pain with no apparent cause.....?

Dr. Krishna Kumar
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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A 50 year-old woman has unexplained weight loss and abdominal pain with no apparent cause.....?

Weight loss: 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

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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How long after a colonoscopy should I expect to have a bowl movememt?

Dr. Eric Kaplan
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
37 years in practice
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With a good : Bowel prep and barring any other issues, most patients will have a bm within 24-48 hours after a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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How long after a colonoscopy prep is finished does diarrhea last?

Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Depends on the prep: Frequently, I use dulcolax to speed up GI transit and reduce the amount of time. Usually i tell patients to alot at least 3 hours after they finish the prep to have diarrhea. ...Read more

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