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Had a colonoscopy two days ago and ever since then I have been feeling really weak and tired?Is this normal?Also legs have been feeling restless?

Had a colonoscopy two days ago and ever since then I have been feeling really weak and tired?Is this normal?Also legs have been feeling restless?

That is unusual: Typically colonoscopy does not cause any such problems. It is possible you had too much of a bowel prep activity(?Severe diarrhea) which can cause dehyderation or electrolyte imbalance. Please hyderate your self with lots of lquids and a pinch of extra salt in your food or drink lots of soups or electrolyte solutions for a couple of days, then you should be fine. Do inform your doctor who did colo. ...Read more

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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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Is it normal to feel really weak + drained in my limb muscles hours after a colonoscopy? W/restlessness and tingling in my legs and arms. Hypotension?

Is it normal to feel really weak + drained in my limb muscles hours after a colonoscopy? W/restlessness and tingling in my legs and arms. Hypotension?

Not normal: But possible. You are most likely experiencing signs of dehydration +/- electrolyte abnormalities following colon prep. Hydrate as much as you can, if symptoms persist see your doc. ...Read more

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30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?

30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?

Stress related?!: At age 30 with so many normal tests and diagnoses like fibromyalgia and trigeminal nauralgia (highly unusual for that age except in MS, ruled out by the normal MRIs) non organic and stress related problems come to mind Don't forget the symptoms are REAL in those cases too! ...Read more

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How long should I feel weak after a colonoscopy?

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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Diarreah,naseau.heartburn.no appetite,barely eaten for a week.lost 2 lbs. All started while under stress.also weak.had negative colonoscopy 6/14.pain.

Diarreah,naseau.heartburn.no appetite,barely eaten for a week.lost 2 lbs. All started while under stress.also weak.had negative colonoscopy 6/14.pain.

Anxiety: Stress can exacerbate the symptoms of any underlying condition. Have your anxiety treated with counselling and medication. You may have irritable bowerl syndrome with acid reflux also. I do not see you on any medication for the stomach related issues. See your doctor, you could be tried on some medication after examination and diagnosis of the underlying problems. ...Read more

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I need a colonoscopy but I'm too weak to do bowel cleanse. I have Crohn's disease & a heart condition w/electrolyte abnormalities. What are my options?

I need a colonoscopy but I'm too weak to do bowel cleanse. I have Crohn's disease & a heart condition w/electrolyte abnormalities. What are my options?

Ask your doctors...: Ask your existing doctors if direct inspection with colonoscopy could be replaced by indirect means like digital camera endoscopy or modified imaging studies. Of course, the doctors and you together will consider the balance between medical necessities and professional possibilities. ...Read more

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If i'm having muscle weakness weight loss and its colon cancer, does that mean its spreading? Colonoscopy in 2 weeks.

If i'm having muscle weakness weight loss and its colon cancer, does that mean its spreading? Colonoscopy in 2 weeks.

See your physician: If you truely have colon cancer you are on the right track by having a colonosopy. It does not sound like you have that diagnosis as yet. Your anxiety prior to an actual diagnosis could be the cause of your muscle weakness and weight loss. ...Read more

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Lower left abdomen pain and shooting pain in both legs and arms muscles feel weak-burning. Colonoscopy clear vag sono clear what could be the issue?

Lower left abdomen pain and shooting pain in both legs and arms  muscles feel weak-burning. Colonoscopy clear vag sono clear what could be the issue?

Unknown: This really needs further investigation. I would suggest starting with a primary care physician. You would need a physical examination. From there potentially lab work, mri.... ...Read more