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Is it normal to experience stomach pain after colonoscopy?

Is it normal to experience stomach pain after colonoscopy?

Some: It is normal to feel some cramping, bloating after a colonoscopy. If the pain is too severe, call your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


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It''s the day after my colonoscopy, about 24 hours and I'm still feeling drowsy and tired with some stomach pain. is this normal?

It''s the day after my colonoscopy, about 24 hours and I'm still feeling drowsy and tired with some stomach pain. is this normal?

Normal recovery: Drink tea, sip it all day long. Nap and rest. Avoid eating, except small amounts until you are passing gas rectally. Okay to go for walk. Call if you develop a fever or worsening abdominal pain. Be well. ...Read more

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Hi. I have colonoscopy fri.Due to stomach pain i've eaten nothin for a no. Of days..Will I still have to stay off work when I take prep the day before?

Hi. I have colonoscopy fri.Due to stomach pain i've eaten nothin for a no. Of days..Will I still have to stay off work when I take prep the day before?

Probably: You will still need to do the prep in order to have a completely cleaned out colon. If a polyp or something else is seen and a biopsy is needed then electro cautery is used and any residual gas in the colon from an incomplete prep may be ignited if you are a methane producer. But if you have not eaten much then the prep may not be, shall we say, as productive, but it would still be effective. ...Read more

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What could be causing moderate to sever lower stomach pain? I have had colonoscopies and mri's and they have all come out clean.

I : I am glad that you have had normal colonoscopies and mri's. That is re-assuring. Abdominal pain can be caused by a wide variety of problems. It sounds like your doctor has done an extensive evaluation. Sometimes irritation to the bowel or even the muscle can cause abdominal pain but this would not be evident on any commonly performed studies. Some conditions such as irritable bowel can cause chronic abdominal pain. Chronic constipation can cause discomfort. I am sorry that you are having pain. Continue your follow up with your doctor and hopefully they can find a treatment that helps you. ...Read more

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B12 deficient & having stomach pain not my appendix. Ileum related? Will it be seen on upcoming colonoscopy? A cause for concern at this point?

B12 deficient & having stomach pain not my appendix. Ileum related? Will it be seen on upcoming colonoscopy?  A cause for concern at this point?

Depends on stomach: Where in stomach, where in abdomen, between belly button and rib cage, or below belly button, on right or left. Probably not gonna show in colonoscopy but might. Are bms normal? Is it related to eating? Any particular foods bring it on? You need to see a good holistic md. ...Read more

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I had a ultrasound, endscopy, colonoscopy to examine my stomach. Not been able to eat or drink anything without it causing my stomach pain. No answers.

I had a ultrasound, endscopy, colonoscopy to examine my stomach. Not been able to eat or drink anything without it causing my stomach pain. No answers.

CT scan: The only other study that you might discuss with your doctor is a ct scan. There might be other studies, but the ct might be the first step. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have stomach pain and not passing gas and no movement in bowels one day after colonoscopy?

Is it normal to have stomach pain and not passing gas and no movement in bowels one day after colonoscopy?

Possible: As long as your stomach pains are not escalating, it is probably ok. If these symptoms last more than 24 hours, are getting worse, or are accompanied by nausea and vomiting, or passage of blood per rectum, then you should seek medical attention. ...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


Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...Read more