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How long will I need to rest after my colonoscopy?

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

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'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?

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

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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.

Review with your doc: Even antibiotics can cause fever so it is important to review this with your doctor. Please let her know prior to showing up for colonoscopy as it is important to not be infectious and contagious to avoid spreading it during the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I've had an endoscopy, colonoscopy, contrast cat scan and last friday 1/25/13 gallbladder removed. Still having a resting tremor in the abdomen area?

Not sure: If you are describing a muscle tremor, it shouldn't be directly related to surgery. Give it some time, it may be spasm in the muscle after the local trauma of surgery. ...Read more

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How long does blaoting last after colonoscopy?

Couple of days: It depends on how much air is expelled by the person who had the colonoscopy (farting afterwards). Less farted. Longer possible bloating feeling ...Read more

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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

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How long does it take for a colonoscopy and endoscopy?

How long does it take for a colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Variable time: 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

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How long does it take to move bowels after a colonoscopy?

Varies: Depending on your normal bowel function and the foods you consume after your test, many people resume normal bowel movements the next day. ...Read more

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How long until you can drive after colonoscopy anasthesia?

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

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I'm having a colonoscopy and was wondering how long will I sleep?

I'm having a colonoscopy and was wondering how long will I sleep?

Colonscopy: Colonscopy is usually done by using general anesthetics like Propofol or Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and versed, I beleive the procedure it self is unto 30 mins and you may have grogginess and sedation unto 24 hours, talk to your GI about this. ...Read more

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I am 62 years old and I'm going for my colonoscopy did I wait too long?

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

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How long before your bowels get back to normal after colonoscopy? It has been 2 months...

How long before your bowels get back to normal after colonoscopy? It has been 2 months...

After colonoscopy: Normally 3 to 4 days to get back to normal. If you are still not back to your normal bowel habits you need to call your doctor. Maybe there was an abnormality on your scope that you are just not aware of... ...Read more

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I had my first colonoscopy yesterday morning around 9:00 a.m. Today I feel very tired. How long should this last?

No more: Than 24-48 hours to get better The medications should wear off by now and you should gain strength back as you resume your normal diet. Also try and take in several cups of water or fluids today to rehydrate your body. If symptoms persist contact your GI doctor ...Read more

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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

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Having a colonoscopy @53. If I have it done in the am will I be able to attend a function at night and how long before I can eat and drink.

I think so.: If your colonoscopy was uneventful in the morning, you may attend a function in the evening, but better if somebody drives you, and you can start eating and drinking, do not overdo. ...Read more

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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

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How long should I feel weak after a colonoscopy?

Very brief: Most symptoms are from the sedation/anesthesia. The test itself shouldn't cause weakness. Missing some meals might bother some patients, but within a few hours after resuming meals, you should feel fine. ...Read more

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How long should I bleed after a biopsy and colonoscopy?

Few days at most: Usually there is no visible bleeding after a biopsy on colonoscopy if there is should be more than a few hours. ...Read more

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How long does it take to undergo a colonoscopy?

Less than 1/2 hour: Most diagnostic colonoscopies take anywhere from 15 - 20 minutes. More time is spent in the pre- and post-procedure period. ...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

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How long to do you have to not eat food when having a colonoscopy?

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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How long after a colonoscopy should I expect to have a bowl movememt?

With a good: Bowel prep and barring any other issues, most patients will have a bm within 24-48 hours after a colonoscopy. ...Read more