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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)

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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

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I'm constantly bloated. Went to my gastro. She suggested, colonoscopy, said, was up to me. Not NEEDED, she said to try laxatives when needed. Thoughts?

I'm constantly bloated. Went to my gastro. She suggested, colonoscopy, said, was up to me. Not NEEDED, she said to try laxatives when needed. Thoughts?

Possibilities: It could be irritable bowel syndrome (try bentyl) or bacterial overgrowth (consider a course of antibiotics). If you have had pancreatic surgery or drank alcohol excessively before, you pancreas may not be producing enzymes properly (try creon with meals). Check with your doctor for detail.. ...Read more

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Had a colonoscopy done on the 8th of may and I feel bloated and I've lost weight should I be concerned? Should I go see my doctor?

Should: Not be having those symptoms this far out as a result of your colonoscopy. I would most definitely talk with your primary doc and the endoscopy doctor as well and discuss the situation. ...Read more

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How do you know if colonoscopy is needed? I had a bloated tummy and the doctor asked me to do a colonoscopy. Are there any reasons or symptoms for thi

Depends on age: Bloating is nonspecific. If you are over the age of 50, a colonoscopy would be indicated as this is the current recommendation. However, bloating can also be dietary. In a yonger age group, I would try dietary modification. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy a week ago, still can't go to bathroom, feels like my stomach is so bloated?

I had a colonoscopy a week ago, still can't go to bathroom, feels like my stomach is so bloated?

Need more info: Would need to know why did you have the colonoscopy? What were your symptoms before the colonoscopy? What were the results of your colonoscopy? This may be simple constipation ; need to drink more liquids and use a laxative. But I do not know your medical history, best is to contact your gastroenterologist or doctor who performed the colonoscopy to get instructions. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy and egd done 4 days ago, is it normal to still feel bloated abd nausea? They removed a gastric polyp

I had a colonoscopy and egd done 4 days ago, is it normal to still feel bloated abd nausea? They removed a gastric polyp

Yes: While performing the endoscopic exam AIR is introduced to dilate and then properly observe the lining of your upper gastrointestinal tract!

It takes a while for this gas to pass!
4 days is absolutely normal. A week maximal after that consult with the endoscopist!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I'm 40. Feeling bloated for more than a week now with frequent urination. Discomfort feeling both in upper & lower abdomen. Should I get colonoscopy?

I'm 40. Feeling bloated for more than a week now with frequent urination. Discomfort feeling both in upper & lower abdomen. Should I get colonoscopy?

Need evaluation.: Colonoscopy or not, you do need an evaluation. At least a urinalysis given your frequent urination to make sure you don’t have an infection. Or diabetes. And maybe some more general testing of the abdomen, such as an ultrasound or CT. ...Read more

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Bloated feeling under right ribs, tan colored stools too. Liver blood 4 months ago was fine. Abdominal US and colonoscopy normal. What could it be?

Bloated feeling under right ribs, tan colored stools too. Liver blood 4 months ago was fine. Abdominal US and colonoscopy normal. What could it be?

Hemobilia: The condition you are referring to is Hemobilia. It is defined as hemorrhage into the biliary tract. Associated with it can be jaundice, right-sided upper abdominal pain, and hematemesis. The condition can originate from iatrogenic injury, a malignant hepatic or biliary tumor, and coagulopathy due to end-stage liver cirrhosis. Duodenoscopy will frequently reveal bleeding from the papilla. ...Read more

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Child has stomach pains, bloated stomach, high sed rate, dr ruled out constipation and colonoscopy and endoscopy ok. Any suggestions?

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Child has stomach pains, bloated stomach, high sed rate, dr ruled out constipation and colonoscopy and endoscopy ok. Any suggestions?

Food intolerance: I'm sorry to hear about your child's troubles. Sometimes food intolerance ; allergies can cause discomfort. Common food allergies include dairy products as well as gluten which is very common ; difficult to avoid. Blood work can determine if she should undergo a very strict diet: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/gluten-free-diet/my01140. ...Read more

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After longconstipation/blockage colonoscopy, taking Citrucel but still bloated, sore stomach. What should my doc check next? Is this damage that can heal?

After longconstipation/blockage colonoscopy, taking Citrucel but still bloated, sore stomach. What should my doc check next? Is this damage that can heal?

Gut flora needs: To be balanced. Consider seeing a nutritionist and taking a Probiotic. (Dr. Ohira brand is a good one.) Stick w/your doc so any medical conditions can be identified or ruled out. Possible food sensitivity. Great Plains Laboratory in KS has a good lab test for that. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Constant bloated feeling behind ribs up left quad. Had ct, mrcp, colonoscopy, gastroscopy, EUS. Doc says ibs. Is this a symptom of ibs?

Constant bloated feeling behind ribs up left quad. Had ct, mrcp, colonoscopy, gastroscopy, EUS. Doc says ibs. Is this a symptom of ibs?

IBS?: Upper abdominal bloating certainly can be a symptom of IBS. It sounds as though you have had a fairly thorough work up performed. If you're still on sure of the diagnosis, you can always ask for a second opinion from another gastroenterologist or even from a gastroenterologist here on Healthtap, if you have your test results available. Otherwise, you may ask your doctor about treatment of IBS. ...Read more

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After I eat fiber foods I get bloated and abdominal discomfort. Been having constipation problems. Colonoscopy endoscopy CT scan normal. Why is this?

After I eat fiber foods I get bloated and abdominal discomfort. Been having constipation problems. Colonoscopy endoscopy CT scan normal. Why is this?

Hi gh fiber: Foods with inadequate fluids or excessive caffeine or alcohol will cause your symptoms. Drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, more if you exercise. ...Read more

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I have had hypothyroidism. I got C. Diff back in July & don't have anymore but still recovering. My stomach area is very bloated (protruding) & I can't stop burping & passing gas. Do I have ulcer? How can I help? I got CT scan & colonoscopy = nothing

Bacterial overgrowth: You give the symptoms of bacterial overgrowth syndrome which is a form of irritable bowel syndrome. The cause of this is a prior intestinal infection of any kind. You need to test for bacterial overgrowth syndrome. Less likely to be an ulcer. Avoid gas producing foods like onions. Avoid spicy foods. Take lactobacillus in pill form daily. Other probiotics could worsen problem. Follow up with GI MD. ...Read more

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It has been 2 months since I had my colonnoscopy and my stomach is still bloated. What can I do to get this air out? Or what can I take for this? T.Y

It has been 2 months since I had my colonnoscopy and my stomach is still bloated. What can I do to get this air out? Or what can I take for this? T.Y

Not due to your: Colonoscopy. Most gas from a scope is gone in 12-24 hours. You may have an imbalance in gut bacteria soa probiotic such as florastor or align may help. Also don't go overboard on fiber as too much fiber and not enough fluids can ccause bloating as well. Be sure to drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids daily. ...Read more

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At what age is a colonoscopy no longer necessary, 75?

Varies: It varies on the patient's condition and what is the colonoscopy's intended purpose ...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 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

Dr. Jay Yepuri
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