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How Long Will I Need To Rest After My Colonoscopy
A day: You can usually return to normal activity the day afier the procedure. ...Read more
How's liver disease found? Pain under right rib. US, CTscan, HIDA, colonoscopy, endoscopy all normal. Tbili 1.5, Dbili 0.2, rest normal. Is it liver?
No: Indirect bilirubin is a bit up but you probably have Gilbert's or mild hemolysis; your meds don't suggest drug cholestasis and I'd consider liver disease ruled out as the cause of your discomfort as long as the imaging folks can rule out biliary sludge. Some physicians believe that gallbladders can have abnormal movements and produce cramps, or you may never find the cause. ...Read more
Have low grade fever post cdiff for two weeks, rest neg., can inflammation of colon cause this fever? Colonoscopy in two weeks. No other sx/ +pi ibs.
IBS. Ate 5 Fig Newtons Friday for constipation. SOFT stool 3 x's today w/first bm being about pinkie size. Rest dime size. Colonoscopy Dec. 2013 ok?
OK: Not sure what the question. BM vary in size / shape / consistency and depend upon intake. ...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 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
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?
How long until I can smoke after colonoscopy with a biopsy? All I can find is "return to daily habits" after 24 hours.
Within 24 hrs: But this may be a good time to quit! ...Read more
I have had 2 colonoscopys. I can no long go to the bathroom without help. Never had that problem before the first one I had?
BM s/p colonoscopy: On any medications? Narcotics, anticholinergics? They slow colonic motility. What did colonoscopy show? Do Nnormal colonic musculature? May be imbalance in autonomic motor activity which can occur s/p procedures/ surgery of the colon. Abdominal film will show if the colon is distended and Sitz study will show if stays too long in colon. If so mestinon (pyridostigmine) may help f/u w/gastroenterologist ...Read more
Had a colonoscopy yesterday, removed four polyps, one of which had to be clip, how long dose the clip stay in? Also not feeling 100% lot of rectal press.
Clip will pass: The clip on the stalk of a polyp will fall off after a few weeks. It will likely pass without you knowing about it. The rectal pressure after colonoscopy is due to irritation of the rectal canal from manipulating the colonoscope during the procedure. It should resolve within a day or two after the procedure. ...Read more
I need 2 go 4 colonoscopy. Test b4 is awful. I heard there is "1" drink u cn take & so much easier than long list they want me to do can u advise.?
Never easy!: Read page 897 - the section labeled: PEG. Http://www. Asge. Org/assets/0/71542/71544/4424ba4c2f1e4df9baf1fe6e4e854b5b.pdf ...Read more
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
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