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How long before you have a bm after colonoscopy?

How long before you have a bm after colonoscopy?

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

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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

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 should it be before you have a bm after a sidgmoid colectomy?

How long should it be before you have a bm after a sidgmoid colectomy?

Varies: This depends on the reason for the colectomy, the approach used. In general, one should be stool within a matter of days. If not, it is possible that there is another reason at work and further evaluation should occur. If you have been operated upon many times before, the operation may have been difficult and slow you intestine is slow to recover. The length of time postoperatively is importan. ...Read more

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

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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How long after colonoscopy should a person have a b.M.?

How long after colonoscopy should a person have a b.M.?

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

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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 should diarhorra continue after a colonoscopy?

How long should diarhorra continue after a colonoscopy?

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

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How long should you wait to breastfeed after having a few drinks?

How long should you wait to breastfeed after having a few drinks?

Breast feeding: it is not a good idea to drink when you continue to breast feed but if you do have to use a breast pump and store your milk in the freezer that you can thaw and feed your baby but you should wait at least 4 hours after consuming alcohol in an event you did not store your milk ...Read more

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How long should you reasonably wait to eat after after a filling?

How long should you reasonably wait to eat after after a filling?

That depends: That depends on the type of filling. If it is an amalgam (silver) filling i would wait a couple of hours. If it is a bonded composite (white) filling you don't really have to wait at all. If they made you numb i would wait at least until the numb feeling goes away so you do not accidently bite yourself. If it was a very large filling, regardless of type, i would avoid chewing very hard things. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait before you can have oral sex after a lapercospic hyterectomy?

How long do you have to wait before you can have oral sex after a lapercospic hyterectomy?

Depends: It is probably safe as soon as you feel like it. Non-penetrating sex is not likely to cause any problems related to the surgery. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to exercise after a having a c-section?

How long should I wait to exercise after a having a c-section?

6 weeks: Light exercise such as wallking can usually be done as soon as you feel like it. However, heavy exercise, weight lifting, endurance training, situps etc. Should wait until your body recovers and you return to a normal nonpregnant vascular status. ...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 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 long should you wait to have sex after a period?

How long should you wait to have sex after a period?

After recovery: You may resume intercourse after tubal ligation once you have fully recovered from the surgical procedure. Your doctor will inform you of the recovery time duration. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to exercise after giving a blood donation?

How long should I wait to exercise after giving a  blood donation?

Two days!: Minimum time to increase plasma volume which determines cardiac output. However, your bloods oxygen carrying capacity will be diminshed for several weeks, giving you a slight decremetal performance. ...Read more