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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

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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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

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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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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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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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1 x1.5cm lump found in pancreas. Colonoscopy/endoscopy/CT next 2 weeks. Pain 8/10, not eating, weak, tired. Lost 10kgs last 3 months. What do I do?

1 x1.5cm lump found in pancreas. Colonoscopy/endoscopy/CT next 2 weeks. Pain 8/10, not eating, weak, tired. Lost 10kgs last 3 months. What do I do?

Pancreatic mass: Discuss with your doctor medications to improve appetite like Marinol or megace as well a nutritional supplements like Ensure. And pain management as that may be affecting your appetite. Once you have a final diagnosis discuss institutions that have lots of experience with your condition, contact them and get an opinion. 1x1.5 is small-in the right place w/ surgery prognosis may be good ...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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Nausea, upset stomach, weak, forceful heartbeat, lightheaded, 30 lbs weight loss. Had endo/colonoscopy (dec 2013), CT of abd, blood work. What next?

Nausea, upset stomach, weak, forceful heartbeat, lightheaded, 30 lbs weight loss. Had endo/colonoscopy (dec 2013), CT of abd, blood work. What next?

Reevaluation: Typically, the evaluation of unusual symptoms initially focuses on ruling out the most likely and the most dangerous causes of symptoms/findings. When workup does not reveal a problem, we reevaluate. Sometimes the symptoms or physical findings have changed, making the diagnosis more clear. If not, we consider the less likely/less dangerous ones. If workup complete & no answer, seek 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel weak 2 days after an abortion?

Is it normal to feel weak 2 days after an abortion?

Yes: This can be both due to the physical, emotional, and hormonal changes. It is usually temporary ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel weak and sometimes light headed 4 days after gallbladder removal?

Is it normal to feel weak and sometimes light headed 4 days after gallbladder removal?

Sure!: You just had major surgery and had general anesthesia! Take it easy, drink fluids (no or little) caffeine and stay hydrated. If dizziness or weakness worsens, do call doc. Read the signs of what you should watch for in your discharge instructions. Your doc may have a website where more information about your surgery is given. You'll feel better soon! (God willing and the creek don't rise!) ...Read more

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Is it normal to have my cycle for 3 days, stop 1 day and then start again? I also feel weak when on my cycle.

Is it normal to have my cycle for 3 days, stop 1 day and then start again? I also feel weak when on my cycle.

PERIOD QUESTION: Yes normal... especially at your age. Your period can make you transiently anemic (low blood count). This typically corrects itself afterwards, but while menstruating, rest & hydration can help with the symptoms. ...Read more

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1 day before my period and for the first two days of my period my legs, especially my inner thights, feel weak. Is this normal?

1 day before my period and for the first two days of my period my legs, especially my inner thights, feel weak. Is this normal?

Past history: Use your past history as a guide to determine if it is normal for you or not. If this typically happens to you with each cycle then for you it is normal. If this has never happened to you before then we can not consider it normal. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopic appendectomy and lysis of adhesions done 12 days ago. I feel weak and nauseated daily. Is this normal? Is recovery longer?

I had a laparoscopic appendectomy and lysis of adhesions done 12 days ago. I feel weak and nauseated daily. Is this normal? Is recovery longer?

Will recover soon: Type of surgery you have, return of bowel function will take couple of wks, you will feel better in wk or so, please speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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My normal period is 3days and very light, this month I'm having period like heavy bleeding for about now 10 days and I feel weak/dizzy, is this bad?

My normal period is 3days and very light, this month I'm having period like heavy bleeding for about now 10 days and I feel weak/dizzy, is this bad?

See your doctor: You could have lost a lot of blood and be anemic. Your doctor can check your blood count. Also the gynecologist can check for causes and often medical treatment can stop the excessive bleeding. The symptoms you have could also be from some other illness too. Get help and good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel weak all the time if not what can I do?

Is it normal to feel weak all the time if not what can I do?

No: It's not normal to feel tired all the time.
Speak to your pcp about it and go from there.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel weak and almost sick like the day after an intense workout? Don't usually work out and don't eat right.

Is it normal to feel weak and almost sick like the day after an intense workout? Don't usually work out and don't eat right.

Yes esp someone: Who doesn't exercise normally. However, with your age you should be recovering rather quickly and if symptoms longer than couple days then should consider seeing your primary care doctor to look for other cause. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel weak and nausea before your period?

Is it normal to feel weak and nausea before your period?

Not uncommon: Pms sxs can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive & anxiety. These may be accompanied by swelling of the breasts (or extremities), weight gain, abdominal bloating, cramps, nausea, ^ urinary frequency, overeating, headaches (to include migraines), dizziness, fainting & palpitations. Sleep may be disturbed with problems w acne or hives. ...Read more

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Healing a (2.5"diam. X. 5") wound from 2ndary int., is it normal to feel weak and dizzy? No painkillers, wound healing great. Just surprised. ThankYou

Healing a (2.5"diam. X. 5") wound from 2ndary int., is it normal to feel weak and dizzy? No painkillers, wound healing great. Just surprised. ThankYou

Surprised by what: Can you give more details on the wound? Trauma, surgery, both? Perhaps, you haven't been eating well since the surgery or debridment process? Perhaps, you haven't been taking in enough fluids? Have your doctors given you guidelines to follow? Perhaps you are queasy from seeing the wound if it's open and healing? Doesn't sound like you need painkillers but maybe you're just being brave? ...Read more

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Is it normal to have tinnitus after having the flu? Also is it normal to feel weak dizzy and unsteady after flu, still queasy, very little food intake

Is it normal to have tinnitus after having the flu? Also is it normal to feel weak dizzy and unsteady after flu, still queasy, very little food intake

YES: Usually related to fluid in the inner ear. Try using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec to relieve your symptoms. If vertigo worsens go directly to the UC clinic and call your physician for an examination. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel weak and tired, stomach burning sensation while on azithromycin. What can be done to help.?

Is it normal to feel weak and tired, stomach burning sensation while on azithromycin. What can be done to help.?

Stomach upset: And metallic taste are both common. The other symptoms may be from the infection that is being treated. Try to eat to settle your stomach. ...Read more

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C. Diff. Normal to feel weak. Lack energy. No appetite. Belly upset. Just have a ill feeling.

C. Diff. Normal to feel weak. Lack energy. No appetite. Belly upset. Just have a ill feeling.

Need to see doctor: How do you know that you have c diff? Your symptoms need investigation by a doctor. ...Read more

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If I go about 4-5 hours without eating I feel weak and like going to pass out. Is this normal?

If I go about 4-5 hours without eating I feel weak and like going to pass out. Is this normal?

Get A Crash Helmet: "Normal? "Maybe for you! Normal for an evenly distributed population of 6 million steel workers in Lower Slovenia? Probably not. This can get complicated, so first off, if this always happens then get yourself a good doctor who can see if your body is regulating its blood sugar"normally."In the meantime, take a little carbo snack to get some sugar going if you feel faint but for the long run, see a doc ...Read more

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How long does it take for the feeling of weakness due to rhabdomyolysis to go away? Had a CK of 6400 but now it's back to normal, but still feel weak.

How long does it take for the feeling of weakness due to rhabdomyolysis to go away? Had a CK of 6400 but now it's back to normal, but still feel weak.

Depends on: Extent of muscle damage and damage to other organs especially kidneys. It can take take up to several weeks. Stay well hydrated and rested til your doctor gives ok to resume activitiy. ...Read more