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When can I expect my bowels be back to normal after colonoscopy?

When can I expect my bowels be back to normal after colonoscopy?

Quickly: If you resume a high fiber diet, the stool should return to normal in 2 days. ...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


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How long before your bowels get back to normal after colonoscopy? It has been 2 months...

How long before your bowels get back to normal after colonoscopy? It has been 2 months...

After colonoscopy: Normally 3 to 4 days to get back to normal. If you are still not back to your normal bowel habits you need to call your doctor. Maybe there was an abnormality on your scope that you are just not aware of... ...Read more

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Is urgency to empty bowels in the morning normal? Stools come out in smaller pieces. Family history of crohns. Colonoscopy clear.

Is urgency to empty bowels in the morning normal? Stools come out in smaller pieces. Family history of crohns. Colonoscopy clear.

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...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

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Is it normal to have white in first bowel movement after a colonoscopy?

Is it normal to have white in first bowel movement after a colonoscopy?

Yes: Often after the colonoscopy, there is a little bit of mucous. As long as you are not having pain, it should resolve. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bleeding after a colonoscopy that's not related to a bowel movement?

Probably some: Irritation at the anal opening. If it persists, report to your GI specialist who did the colonoscopy. I hope he didn't find anything serious up there during the procedure. ...Read more

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How long after colonoscopy until you have a normal bowel movement?

How long after colonoscopy until you have a normal bowel movement?

A day or two: Since you are not eating the day before and your bowel has been cleaned for colonoscopy and your bowel is clean. After colonoscopy you start eating regular diet and it may take a day or two to have a regular bowel movement. ...Read more

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Is it normal not to have a bowel movement now for four days after colonoscopy?

Is it normal not to have a bowel movement now for four days after colonoscopy?

Yes: With some patients due to slow transit, the colon may not fill up significantly enough to ellicit a bowel movement. As long as there is no pain associated with this, this can be regarded as normal. ...Read more

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How long after a colonoscopy should you can expect to have a normal bowel movement?

How long after a colonoscopy should you can expect to have a normal bowel movement?

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

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Is it normal to have an absence of a bowel movement for a number of days occur after a colonoscopy?

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

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Husband had colonoscopy two days ago. Still having bowel movements more than usual. Is this 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

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Is it normal after having a colonoscopy to eat a sandwhich and have a bowel movement 10 hours later multiple times?

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

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My dad 80 has been depressed 3 yrs for 2 months now he has experienced bowel in continence. Has done colonoscopy and everthing normal. Why is he having?

My dad 80 has been depressed 3 yrs for 2 months now he has experienced bowel in continence. Has done colonoscopy and everthing normal. Why is he having?

A gastroenterologist: Is the person to see if you dad has not seen one yet. Is his taking magnesium or other supplements? Too much can case some of this. Is your dad understimulated? He may need activities that interest or challenge him such as dvds, books, walks, visits from friends, etc. I'm sure it's hard for you to arrange for such things but try it a little and see what happens. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My daughter had a colonoscopy 2 weeks ago and still has not had a bowel movement. Is this normal?

My daughter had a colonoscopy 2 weeks ago and still has not had a bowel movement. Is this normal?

Colonoscopy: Is she having any abdominal pain? It's not normal to not have a BM for two weeks, period. If that's really the case, she needs to be seen ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy this morning 8mm polyp removed. Had watery b movement 2 hours after. Blood on tp on 2nd wipe. Not in bowel. Normal?

I had a colonoscopy this morning 8mm polyp removed. Had watery b movement 2 hours after. Blood on tp on 2nd wipe. Not in bowel. Normal?

Yes: Yes that is normal. Just keep an eye on it and make sure it resolves over the next week or so. I would only get concerned if it started getting worse or you started to feel weak. ...Read more

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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

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Dad, 79 yr, Colonoscopy on Monday, which was normal. His bowel-M has been half the usual or none. On a fiber supp. How long b-fore his BM is normal?

Dad, 79 yr, Colonoscopy on Monday, which was normal. His bowel-M has been half the usual or none. On a fiber supp. How long b-fore his BM is normal?

Variable: Colonoscopy preparation usually involves a bowel prep that cleans all material out so the physician can see. Return to normal bowel function usually comes back when appetite and normal food intake resumes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a bowel movement 12 hrs after having an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy?

Do not be concerned: Depending on when you eat after the procedure and how well your prep was performed, it is not abnormal to have a bowel movement within 12 hours of the procedure. ...Read more

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Normal colonoscopy 6 days ago. No bowel movement yet. Constipation not unusual for me. Any need for concern?

Normal colonoscopy 6 days ago. No bowel movement yet. Constipation not unusual for me. Any need for concern?

No: 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

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A colonoscopy found tiny ulcers in small bowel and are querying crohn's. I am iron deficient and total B12 level is 202 just in normal range?

A colonoscopy found tiny ulcers in small bowel and are querying crohn's. I am iron deficient and total B12 level is 202 just in normal range?

Biopsy: It is likely that a biopsy was done of the lesions in the intestine. Microscopic examination of the biopsy by a pathologist should provide important information about the diagnosis. There are blood tests that may support the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Child had bowel prep 2 days ago colonoscopy yesterday but today she having green water like poop and she messed herself twice is this normal?

Hmmm: 6 Y.O.With colonoscopy? Hope they found what wrong with her. Yes sometime after a bowl prep, your stool can be greenish, color of bile station stain. It should however go away quickly in few day. If not return to your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Left pain for 1yr colonoscopy normal no STD hysterectomy helped some no bowel issue put on amoxclav 875mg seem to be helpin what could of been cause?

Left pain for 1yr colonoscopy normal no STD hysterectomy helped some no bowel issue put on amoxclav 875mg seem to be helpin what could of been cause?

Divewrticular dis: The two issues that cause pain in abdomen are bleeding from ovarian cyst or inflammed diverticular disease. The pain of transient bleeding is short lived. Inflammed diverticular problems may not be seen on colonoscopy. Amoxicilllin will not help presence of irritating blood but will moderate the symptoms arising from an inflammatory process in the left bowel. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have gas pains and no bowel movement three days after EDG and colonoscopy?

Is it normal to still have gas pains and no bowel movement three days after EDG and colonoscopy?

YES: TES
Remember how you "prepped" for the test.
You EMPTIED your bowel!!!!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Prior to a colonoscopy, laxatives are given to completely empty the colon. Normal to take a few days to have a bowel movement?

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

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Please help, blood in stool (colonoscopy normal,) MRI shows narrowing of small bowel don, t know what this signifys?

Please help, blood in stool (colonoscopy normal,) MRI shows narrowing of small bowel don, t know what this signifys?

Crohn's disease (IBD: Crohn's disease atype of ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) is one of the causes for blood in stool. Normal colonoscopy suggests that colon is not involved.
Mri is useful to avoid radiation and detect complications such as fistula, abscess, or sinuses. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more