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Can i go to a party after my colonoscopy? My procedure’s on friday morning and i want to go to a party that night. Is it safe for me to go? Can i drink?

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Dr. Matthew Bressie
Family Medicine
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In brief: Thanks

Thanks for your question.
Generally we advise patients not to drive or operate any heavy machinery until the following day after a colonoscopy, because the medicines used to sedate you can cause cloudy thinking and altered judgment. There is no medical reason you couldn't go to a party if you are feeling up to it, but i would strongly suggest you go with a trusted friend who can drive you and stay with that friend for the duration of the party. Let him/her know that your judgment may be impaired so he/she can "look out" for you. I would suggest not drinking alcohol that night. I hope this answers your question. Good luck!

In brief: Thanks

Thanks for your question.
Generally we advise patients not to drive or operate any heavy machinery until the following day after a colonoscopy, because the medicines used to sedate you can cause cloudy thinking and altered judgment. There is no medical reason you couldn't go to a party if you are feeling up to it, but i would strongly suggest you go with a trusted friend who can drive you and stay with that friend for the duration of the party. Let him/her know that your judgment may be impaired so he/she can "look out" for you. I would suggest not drinking alcohol that night. I hope this answers your question. Good luck!
Dr. Matthew Bressie
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Take it easy

I would plan to take it easy after your procedure.
Most people are a little groggy after the sedation. You will also be dehydrated from fluid losses so drinking might not be the best idea.

In brief: Take it easy

I would plan to take it easy after your procedure.
Most people are a little groggy after the sedation. You will also be dehydrated from fluid losses so drinking might not be the best idea.
Dr. Travis Kidner
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