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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
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 more
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?
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
I had colonoscopy that was excruciating painful. The sedation didn't work. Now I am bleeding profusely & still in pain. Why? I thought this was painless?
If you are: Hemorrhaging - you need urgent medical assessment. ...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
.i work for a doctor who finds polyps in every single colonoscopy he performs, usually 4-8 polyps that are 5-8 mm, is that likely?
Unusual: I don't have statistics to support this but based on my own experience, polyps (esp. ...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?
Does IBS diagnosis/treatment require colonoscopy? I can't afford to take time off of work for it, but I am desperate for relief of symptoms..
In Order to rule other causes of your symptoms.
Remember the Graveyard is full of indispensable people ...Read more
I had conscious sedation for a colonoscopy with fentanyl w/3 other drugs. I was never sedated. Cried in pain the entire procedure. Why didn't it work?
You might want: To ask the anesthesiologist this question. He would know the specific medications and amounts. ...Read more
Colonoscopy prep did not work. Drank 64 ounces and took four laxatives. Did not use the bathroom once. What should I do? I need this test done
Daughter has crohn's, a recent colonoscopy showed active inflammation. On Flagyl 4 days, lot of bleeding when opening bowels. How long till it works?
If still bleeding: Call he gastroenterologistGet a more detailed answer ›
I have a colonoscopy tomorrow. I took my bowel prep of about an hour ago. In how much time will it start working? Will a gatorade/miralax mix not work?
May not work: A gatorade and MiraLAX combination is not a common bowel prep in my experience. Miralax is an excellent laxative but if only one dose is taken, it is not likely to clean the colon out as well as is optimal for colonoscopy. A single dose might not produce a bm for a day or 2. Gatorade is an electrolyte-rich drink but not likely as effective as GoLytely or other polyethylene glycol solutions. ...Read more
Can you have diverticulitis if both a CT and colonoscopy were normal? Do antibiotics continue to work after finishing the full course?
Good studies and highly accurate.
Antibiotics wear off at specific metabolic rates ...Read more
Scheduled for colonoscopy but afraid magnesium citrate won't clear my colon. Docqulace and bisacodyl failed to evacuate colon. Will the citrate work?
AlwaysAGuess; agent,: Dose & response relationships (with all the usual complex individual variables). A full bottle of citrate of magnesia will likely be far more effective than the other agents, especially if one stays physically active, fasts, take 2 days prior & chase with another bottle 1 day prior. Just keep up clear liquids. Awareness of heart beats both a focus & a self-distraction (from other greater) issues. ...Read more
Getting a colonoscopy, and along with that there going to do blood work. I am a minor. Will a doctor be able to tell if I have marijuana in my system?
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