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Normal Bowel Movement After Colonoscopy
I've taken 300ml of citromag (a purgative used before a colonoscopy) 4 hours ago and still haven't produced a bowel movement. Is this normal?
Might need more time: Drink a full glass of water every hour. Wait a little longer. If still not working, contact your doctor for instructions. ...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
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
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
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
Normal colonoscopy 6 days ago. No bowel movement yet. Constipation not unusual for me. Any need for concern?
Lack of a bowel movement 6 days after colonoscopy in a patient who often gets constipation isn't too unusual.
I would suggest the usual measures to promote a normal bowel movement. See my Checklist "Treating Constipation" and go to: http://bit. Ly/1uzOegm Increase
water intake, fiber supplement, dried fruit like prunes or apricots, more physical activity. ...Read more
I just had a bowel movement 9 hours after eating following a colonoscopy. I always feel like I am a little fast - is this normal?
Prior to a colonoscopy, laxatives are given to completely empty the colon. Normal to take a few days to have a bowel movement?
Yes: Depending on how constipated you are and how much stool is in your colon. Continue bowel prep as instructed. ...Read more
Is it normal to pass some yellow liquid and a few drops of blood with your first bowel movement after a colonoscopy wich was 4 days after?
Yes: It's probably normal, but I would mention it to your colonoscopist. ...Read more
Clear anal mucus discharge 2X a week, with or without a bowel movement. No pain. Had a normal colonoscopy 2 years ago. Any suggestions?
Many causes: This is generally due to normal mucous production which is abnormally expressed (poor sphincter tone, anal blockage) vs abnormal mucous production due to infection or inflammation. Intermittent nature (2X a week) is reassuring. Presume no blood. Would probably at least do flexible sigmoidoscopy even though colonoscopy only 2 years ago. See your provider when able. ...Read more
I sometimes have rectal pains after a bowel movement ; maybe spasms? Is this normal? Had normal colonoscopy 7 yrs ago. No family history of cancer.
? FISSURE: It's hard to confirm in this forum, but anal spasm can be a sign of anal fissure, a recurring tear in the mucosa of the anal sphincter. It's usually painful, and can be associated with bleeding. I suggest you speak with your doctor, who may refer you to a general or colorectal surgeon for an exam. Good luck. ...Read more
Colonoscopy prep with Dulcolax and magnesium citrite and still no bowel movement...Is this normal? Took Dulcolax tab this am and drank citrite at 4 pm...1.5 hours ago. Still nothing...?
Trust: Trust me, things will move. Sometimes it can take a few hours. Keep your laptop in the bathroom. ...Read more
I'm 11days post colonoscopy and no bowel movement. I have taken miralax (polyethylene glycol) but nothing. Is this normal?
No bowel movement: No this is not normal and you must see your doctor about this as soon as possible. ...Read more
I'm 57 and I had a colonoscopy at age 50 and it was normal. I also was told by doctors that I have internal hemroids. For about a week now I've notice once in a while bright red blood on tolit paper and in the tolit after bowel movement. I've been under
Unless you had: A hemorrhoidectomy, everyone has hemorrhoids. They are normal vascular cushions. Only when they are abused from diarrhea or constipation or some other trauma can they cause problems. Even with a negative scoping 7 yrs ago, new onset bleeding needs evaluation and probably a repeat colonoscopy. Don't ignore this. ...Read more
1-2x week while having a normal bowel movement I sometimes uncontrollably vomit at same time! All tests Ct, colonoscopy, etc came back normal?
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
3 mths loose am bowel movements. Flex sig and biopsies normal. Now pregnant so no colonoscopy. I'm trying not to worry; bloods, us normal. Advice?
Not Ca: Loose BM due to inflammation of bowel, When caused by tumor it progresses as lesion in sigmoid blocks more of bowel. Rt. sided lesions don't cause loose BM. If flex sigmoid scoping neg. There is no bowel lesion causing problem. Best to wait until completion of term if pregnancy present. If symptoms persist colonoscopy then performed. ...Read more
Had a colonoscopy, Dr wants me to get CT scan. Iam not sure why. He removed two polups, I have no pain and bowel movements seem somewhat normal.
Looking for tumor: CAT scan especially of abdomen is used to look for a tumor growth outside of the intestine and possibly evidence of colon tumor spread to the liver. This would only be suggested if the polyps removed were malignant with evidence of tumor invasion to the base of the polyp suggesting invasion of the adjacent mucosa to the polyp ...Read more
Constipation. Mucus only bowel movements every 20min. Colonoscopy, blood test, CT all normal, no polyps. Pain in large int. What could this be?
Irritable bowel: Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal condition. The main symptoms are diarrhea and/or constipation and abdominal pain. For information on treatment see http://wb. Md/1QjwV9r and http://bit. Ly/1VlC078 The symptoms are the result of a complex interplay of genetics, emotional/psychological factors, and GI flora among other factors. ...Read more
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
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 more
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