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How Long Before A Colonoscopy Should I Stop Eating
I'm getting endoscopy and colonoscopy on 18th, do I need to avoid alcohol? How long before procedure do I need to stop drinking?
Ask your doctor: You certainly need to avoid it after midnight the night before the procedure, since you will likely have sedation with these tests, but the final arbiter on how long you should be without alcohol before the test is the gastroenterologist who is going to perform the tests. It should be in the instructions you get before the procedure, and if it isn't, you should ask. Good luck. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy yesterday how long before I can stop worrying about complications? Bowel perforation bleeding infection......etc
Stop today: I it was a simple diagnostic study, and you feel fine, you can rest assured that your ok. Even it they performed a biopsy, chances are you'll be just fine. You can't do anything about it anyway, and off you had sifnificant bleeding, you would see blood in the stool. Call your doctor if this happens. Hope this helps! ...Read more
How long does it take to gain back weight lost during colonoscopy procedure as eating is very limited for few days.
How many hours before gastroscopy/colonoscopy do I have to stop eating? Say I have it at 3pm, can I eat non solid food for breakfast?
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How many days before a colonoscopy should I stop drinking alcohol? Should I stop just during the bowel prep and the day of the procedure?
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
Clear liquids: Are recommended for the colonoscopy prep in order to optimize visualization. If the bowel secretions are cloudy from milk proteins it is more difficult to clear the area completely and have an optimal view of the bowel lining through the scope. Following the prep instructions exactly gives you the best chance of having the most accurate examination. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Possibly: In general, we will want you to continue taking all of your usual medications prior to your colonoscopy, even the morning of the procedure. However, some medications such as ibuprofen, aspirin, anti-platelet agents and warfarin will increase the risk if bleeding if polyps are removed. Depending why you are taking any of these medications, your endoscopist may want you to stop them. ...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
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
A day: You can usually return to normal activity the day afier the procedure. ...Read more
A colonoscopy and endoscopy at the same is called a bi-directional. There are variables that affect the amount of time such as skill of the operating physician, amount of fecal material and need for tissue samples.
Generally the actual procedure takes 10 - 45 minutes. After the procedure it takes approximately 30 mins to 3 hours to recover from the sedating medications. ...Read more
Unknown: If patient is old enough to prevent cancer and comorbidities risk do not outweigh benefit than continue into the 80 year old range. If you find it ok for an 85 or 90 year old to get colorectal cancer which is preventable than stop at 80. ...Read more
Ask your physician: The time period that you should not drive, operate heavy machinery, or make major decisions would depend on the medications that you were given for your procedure. Some anesthetic drugs have a very short half life and could have you back behind the wheel in a few hours, while others are quite long acting and it would be best to wait until the next day. Discuss your situation with your doctor. ...Read more
Probably: If nothing is found that is fine. All too often waiting a long period of time, that is when colonoscopy should at least be initiated at age 40, one finds that there is a fully developed malignancy. Colon cancer is a frequently occuring lesion best detected by colonoscopy at a time when the growth is in the polyp stage of development and this can only be detected by colonoscopy ...Read more
A few hours: The laxatives are very powerful!Get a more detailed answer ›
I had my first colonoscopy yesterday morning around 9:00 a.m. Today I feel very tired. How long should this last?
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