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What To Do If You Dont Have Bowel Movement 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
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
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
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 ›
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