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When Can You Return To Work After A Colonoscopy
Next day: You should feel fine after the sedation from medication is gone out of system which occurs in 8-12 hours. ...Read more
If you're having a colonoscopy on Thursday morning can u return to work delivering the mail(driving) the next morning?
Most people could: The most concerning factor is that you are fully recovered from the anesthesia (typically IV sedation) you are given during the procedure. But most people would be fine to drive the next day. The affects within the bowel--a little discomfort from manipulating the scope and introducing some air--are usually long gone and not an issue within a few hours. Watch for pain, etc, per post-op suggestions. ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy scheduled for 0830. My boss wants me to go back to work at 1300? Is this feasible? Safe?
No Not Safe: You are given sedation before colonoscopy&you are discharged with instructions not to drive as you will still have effect of the seadatives used.If some one can drive you to work&your work involves sit down job only.And some one will drive you home.In that case you may be able to show up at your job.You may still be sleepy& groggy and may not be able to do much.Show your boss discharge instruction ...Read more
Weight loss: I understand your concern. Follow through with physicians and specialists for possible Diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism, Diabetes, Peptic ulcer, Chronic Pancreatitis, Crohn’s disease, Malabsorption, Hepatitis or Cancer. See Psychiatrist for depression with painful feelings due to stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, parenting, lack of support from family and unresolved conflicts. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
How long until I can smoke after colonoscopy with a biopsy? All I can find is "return to daily habits" after 24 hours.
Within 24 hrs: But this may be a good time to quit ! ...Read more
If colonoscopy results come back as normal but prep was fair, would it be logical to return for another colonoscopy? How soon afterwards?
Depends on: your age and any additional risk factors, such as family history of colon cancer and personal history of colitis. Ask your gi specialist for specific advice. If there are no other risk factors, your doctor would probably recommend repeat in 5 to 10 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If cancer is found on polphs after your colonoscopy will it return when my next colonoscopy is done?
colonoscopy: Your doctor will remove the cancerous polyps and suggest frequent monitoring to look for any recurrence. ...Read more
Depends: Some doctors actually are employed by a hospital and only work out of that hospital. Others do procedures at a hospital but also at other places. Check out the individual doctor. ...Read more
It's been over two months since I had a colonoscopy. Since then my bowls have not returned to normal. Severe cramps and I go until I have diarrhea.
Post-colonoscopy: You really need to go back and see the physician who performed the procedure and have them evaluate you. Do this soon. First make a detailed list of your symptoms and the times they occur and take it with you. Good luck. ...Read more
Had my first colonoscopy yesterday, last night and today my right side is tender to the touch. Almost feels like I did a major work out soreness. ?
I've been entirely emptied out in order for the colonoscopy to work. so how will he see my colon if I can't even be emptied out by the colonoscopy laxative?
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