After your procedure, you may still pass some liquids from your colon. This could be some left over fluids from water we use to rinse out areas of the colon or it could be loose stool. Your bowel movements should return to whatever is normal for you in the following one to five days.
How do you know if your colon is clean enough for a colonoscopy?
If your diarrhea is near-clear or only a light color, then you can be confident that your colon is clean enough for an excellent examination. If your diarrhea is dark colored with solid material mixed in, then you probably need to take more preparation.
Will I still poop after colonoscopy?
You might not have a bowel movement for a couple days after the procedure. When you do have your first bowel movement, you may notice a bit of blood. This is likely normal and isnt cause for concern.
Can I work the day after a colonoscopy?
You shouldnt go back to work that day. You may notice some mild colonoscopy side effects in the first hour or so after the procedure, including cramping and bloating. This happens because the doctor introduces small amounts of air into your colon to open the passageway and allow a clear view of the colon wall.
Will I be sore after a colonoscopy?
Colonoscopy is usually well tolerated with minimal discomfort. Following the colonoscopy, there may be slight discomfort which quickly improves with the expelling of gas.
What happens if colonoscopy prep is not clear?
If the results are not clear, the person may need to repeat the procedure. For this reason, a person should follow the preparation plan. A doctor will make follow-up recommendations if the colonoscopy shows that further investigation or treatment is necessary.
Why do I feel so tired after a colonoscopy?
Some colonoscopies are done using gas and air as a patient preference, which can make you feel dizzy or lightheaded for a short period. After sedation, you may feel a little more tired for the rest of the day and will be advised to avoid driving for 24 hours, or operating any machinery and avoiding alcohol.
Should I shave before a colonoscopy?
Do not shave your abdomen (stomach) or pubic hair. Shaving before your surgery gives you a higher chance of getting an infection.
Can your colon be sore after a colonoscopy?
Although abdominal pain is common after colonoscopy, severe pain that persists or worsens warrants investigation. Perforation is the most frequently encountered complication in this context, although splenic injury/rupture and intestinal obstruction do occur.