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Timeline for symptoms of complications after colonoscopy?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Within 24 hours

The risk of any complications is extremely low.
So you should not worry about it. If there is any complication in your case you will have symptoms quite quickly. The 2 potential(yet very rare) complications are bleeding or perforation of the bowel. Both will produce symptoms within a matter of hours. So if you are past 24 hours (and feel OK)from the procedure, you can rest in peace!

In brief: Within 24 hours

The risk of any complications is extremely low.
So you should not worry about it. If there is any complication in your case you will have symptoms quite quickly. The 2 potential(yet very rare) complications are bleeding or perforation of the bowel. Both will produce symptoms within a matter of hours. So if you are past 24 hours (and feel OK)from the procedure, you can rest in peace!
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