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How many days until "normal" stool after being cleaned out for a colonoscopy?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Variable per person
Your question is excellent, but the response is individualized based on a patient's initial adequacy of preparation, GI transit time, rapidity in returning to "normal" diet, use of probiotics, co-morbidities that may require use of antibiotics or medications that affect gut flora, as well as the underlying pathology found in the gut.
Typically your "back to normal" in 3-4 days.

In brief: Variable per person
Your question is excellent, but the response is individualized based on a patient's initial adequacy of preparation, GI transit time, rapidity in returning to "normal" diet, use of probiotics, co-morbidities that may require use of antibiotics or medications that affect gut flora, as well as the underlying pathology found in the gut.
Typically your "back to normal" in 3-4 days.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Donald Kim
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree
In brief: Varies
Can be as soon as the following day once a normal diet is resumed, but not unusual to have a "normal" stool in 2-3 days after your bowel prep.

In brief: Varies
Can be as soon as the following day once a normal diet is resumed, but not unusual to have a "normal" stool in 2-3 days after your bowel prep.
Dr. Donald Kim
Dr. Donald Kim
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