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Do I need to wait after having a colonoscopy before I can donate plasma?

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Dr. David Stein
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Yes

Having a colonoscopy is safe, but some patients can be dehydrated afterwards.
In addition, there is a risk of low grade fevers after the procedure. Waiting a few days is all that is likely needed. At that point, if one feels well and has no signs of illness one can donate.

In brief: Yes

Having a colonoscopy is safe, but some patients can be dehydrated afterwards.
In addition, there is a risk of low grade fevers after the procedure. Waiting a few days is all that is likely needed. At that point, if one feels well and has no signs of illness one can donate.
Dr. David Stein
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Yes

You should wait at least a week after a colonoscopy to hydrate yourself and also to limit the infection risk in the plasma.

In brief: Yes

You should wait at least a week after a colonoscopy to hydrate yourself and also to limit the infection risk in the plasma.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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