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Two-days post colonoscopy and still very bloated and no appetite. Long, tortuous colon so is this normal?

Two-days post colonoscopy and still very bloated and no appetite.  Long, tortuous colon so is this normal?

May be: Depends.....it should be better by now. Some may need time. Some times improper instrument cleaning can introduce/cause infection. If bx/resection ofpolyp is done it may contribute. ...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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I feel bloat my stomach for long yrs and i pass gas more than 100 time a day.I being tested by colonoscopy but nothing found on my li what shall i do?

I feel bloat my stomach for long yrs and i pass gas more than 100 time a day.I being tested by colonoscopy but nothing found on my li what shall i do?

Bloated: Bloating is usually a dietary issue, and often there is nothing grossly wrong on endoscopy. I would try an elimination diet, usually bloating is related to some degree of wheat sensitivity. Also, trying a course of probiotics may help. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get bloated after a colonoscopy?

Is it normal to get bloated after a colonoscopy?

Yes: Yes, usually air is insufflated during the colonoscopy in order to open up your colon. Air takes sometime to come back out, a few hours usually. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my stomach to be bloated after a colonoscopy?

Is it normal for my stomach to be bloated after a colonoscopy?

Gas is there: During colonoscopy, gas is used to help inflate the colon to enable it to be advanced. Bloating from gas in the colon (also known as teh large intestine) is common. The gas should be within your colon, which is in your abdomen. No gas is put into the stomach when doing lower endoscopy = colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be bloated 3 days after colonoscopy?

Yes: To adequately view the lining of your colon, the colon is filled with air. It takes a few days to totally dissipate. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy a week ago today and still feeling bloated?

I had a colonoscopy a week ago today and still feeling bloated?

Need to be checked: Bloating following a colonoscopy should be gone within a few hours to a day unless there was significant difficulty with the procedure or pathological findings that flared with the procedure. If your symptom does not start resolving by tomorrow, you should contact your endoscopist to make sure you do not have a complication such as a small perforation(probably "walled off" or you would be sicker). ...Read more

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Colonoscopy done about a week ago. Now feeling nauseous w reflux particularly when laying down and bloated. Any possible side effect from colonoscopy?

Don't think so : Patients can have complications after a colonoscopy - however, they are usually in the days or so following the exam. Nausea and reflux are not such complications. They are, however, very common symptoms of acid reflux - especially "when lying down". Do have a doctor evaluate you for reflux. Medications are available and very helpful. Hope you feel better. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more