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Narrow Bowel Movements After Colonoscopy
By now it should be: Let nature take its own time which is anytime about 3 to 5 days. By now it must be all fine. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Not worth worrying a: Since the bowels are completely emptied before colonoscopy, it can take several days to refill the gut in order to have a bm. So I would not be too concerned, let nature take its course. It usually takes 4 to 7 days to have a bm, yet you should not be obsessed about it. ...Read more
1-2 days: If you go home and start eating afterward, then you should start having some stool within a day or two. ...Read more
Depends: Usually in 1-2 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
Two or three: Days. If you don't return to normal after that, consult your GI specialist. I hope they didn't find anything serious up there. ...Read more
No: The "transit time" for a normal person's colon (time it takes stool to get from the beginning to the end of the colon) varies from one to several days. Therefore, after you've done a bowel preparation prior to your colonoscopy, and the colon is empty, it may take a few days for stool to make it around to the rectum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have an absence of a bowel movement for a number of days occur after a colonoscopy?
Yes, the bowel pres: Probably cleaned you out so well that no stool is left to come out for a few days. If you are passing flatus, don't worry, stool will come. ...Read more
Husband had colonoscopy two days ago. Still having bowel movements more than usual. Is this normal?
Yes likely: Having residual waterry stool after colonic lavage is common, but should resolve in few days. If persistent beyond this, be sure to contact ur Doc. Avoid milk for now, no artificial sugard (incl diet drinks) and avoid high fructose. Can use bananas or fiber supplements to improve bulk. Red flags for urgent MD attention would be weight loss, signs of dyhydration, persistent blood, fever, pain. ...Read more
Is it normal after having a colonoscopy to eat a sandwhich and have a bowel movement 10 hours later multiple times?
Yes: colonoscopy is there to examine the colon, one that has been cleaned out by oral meds such as GoLYTLY. This usually cleans out most of the bowel but more proximally in the rt. Colon and distal small bowel residual food products persist. Eating a sandwhich and having a bowel movement 10 hrs later especially if multiple doesn't represent the digested sandwich but the residual content after prep. ...Read more
Have trouble wiping clean after bowel movements. Have to go back and repeat many many times. What could this b? Need colonoscopy?
Try A Cool Wet One: Could mean you need more fiber in your diet.Fiber will firm it up, hopefully. Could also mean you don't wait to fully evacuate your exit portal and some gets held-up there at the end. If you have an inflammatory bowel problem (you ARE taking Sulfasalazine!)then you need to follow your diet, including fiber. And Sulfasalazine itself can cause some diarrhea. Use COOL WET toilet paper; it's more efficient. ...Read more
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