lower back and side pain after colonoscopy

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Dr. Mark Safford answered:

I had colonoscopy 2 weeks ago. Normal biopsy results. Days later got light/mild intermittent abdominal and side pain that I never had before. No fever or vomit. Doesn't feel like gas pain. Infection?

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Often after colonoscopy distention and cramping may occur. During the procedure air is used to inflate the colon for better visualization. This may cause the symptoms you describe. If they persist or you develop nausea fever or increasing pain immediate evaluation is recommended.
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Had a colonoscopy now my lower back on middle huets?

Should go away

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The pain should go away. If it persists or gets worse, see your doctor or go to the ER>
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Why dose my middle of lower back hurt after a colonoscopy ?

Should go away

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The pain should go away. If it persists or gets worse, see your doctor or go to the ER. It could be gas, or the way you laid on the table. There is a small chance your colon was perforated.
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Would two previous c-sections (last one 3 years back) make a colonoscopy more painful? i need to have it without sedation so i'd like to prepare.

Maybe

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hard to know. there is an increased risk of scar tissue so that could make the procedure more uncomfortable. However, a pediatric colonoscope may help. Share your concerns with your gastroenterologist and they can probably help you get through it. good luck
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I have severe lower stomach bloating every night that is very painful. I've had and upper endoscopy, colonoscopy and scans that all came back normal!

See your Ob/gyn

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It appears you have had an extensive evaluation of your GI system. Lower abdominal pain can also be due to Problems in the ovaries, tubes and uterus. This can be anatomical issues such as ovarian cysts or imbalances in the hormones.
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Lower back pain, lower abdominal pain, go from sweating to freezing but no fever. Just had colonoscopy & had 2 biopsies done....any ideas?

Call your doctor

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While no fever, sweating and freezing may be indicative of having chills, which are often symptoms of an inflammatory process going on. Since you are also having abdominal pain post procedure, it is important to call and let your doctor know about your symptoms immediately.
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Are bright red bloody stools that cleared up after 3 days a concern? Lower back pain started at about the same time. Clean colonoscopy 2 years ago.

Not normal, get help

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Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.g rectal trauma), but evaluation is ALWAYS appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus.
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Dr. Monica S. Wood answered:

What would cause a lump larger than golf to form between two ribs on my lower back? I had just had a benign polyp removed from my colonoscopy. I also have Muscular Dystrophy and have lost over 20 lbs in the past couple months. I have not gained or lost we

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Any weight loss over 10 pounds in 6 months, unless attained through diligent intentional efforts, is considered abnormal. 20 pounds in 2 months is a LOT of weight loss. With your family history, you are at increased risk of cancer in any organ system. You should see your primary care physician to determine which studies will have the highest likelihood of getting to the source of the weight loss. Many causes are not cancer, such as an overactive thyroid. As for the nodule on your back--it may or may not be a source of symptoms. Many people have benign fatty lesions. However, the size can be concerning. I saw a "lipoma" recently that took up most of the guy's shoulder. Larger lesions, even if a "lipoma" can hide cancer inside them and should be removed. Also, any lesion that is increasing in size, stuck to the underlying tissue, or has a "hard" feeling to it needs to be removed.
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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

Is a colonoscopy painful?

Not usually..

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The colon-prep is often the most difficult part for people, not the colonoscopy itself. Often the person is under conscious-sedation and thus not really feeling the pain, or at least won't remember it. If excess is left after procedure or if you have biopsies done, some cramping may occur. Severe and worsening abd pain after suggests a likely perforation and needs urgent medical care. Good luck
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What should I expect when I go in for a colonoscopy? How painful/uncomfortable is it?

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Colonoscopy may be done in a doctor's office, clinic, or a hospital. The test is most often done by a doctor who works with problems of the digestive system (gastroenterologist). Some family doctors, internists, and surgeons are also trained to do colonoscopy. During the test, you may get a pain medicine and a sedative put in a vein in your arm (IV). You many not remember anything about the test.
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