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Old 11-27-2011, 01:10 PM   #1
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Colonoscopy after effects !

Had a colonoscopy about eight days ago, had a couple of polyps snipped and was back home in a couple of hours. Now a week later still seems my bowels are a tad queasy, not uncomfortable or painful just not quite right. Still seems like everything I eat gives me slight indigestion and gas. Sorry for the details, just wondering if anyone else has had any lingering effects from the procedure ?
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They put air into your colon during the procedure and because you had a few polyps you probably got more than the normal amount . I would try to pass as much gas as I could and if that doesn't help I'd call the Doctor's office for further suggestions . Eight days seems pretty long to still have this problem.
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They put air into your colon during the procedure and because you had a few polyps you probably got more than the normal amount . I would try to pass as much gas as I could and if that doesn't help I'd call the Doctor's office for further suggestions . Eight days seems pretty long to still have this problem.
After my first colonoscopy I was in a lot of pain the first few days, and passing blood, so I ended up calling the Dr. He said that sometimes the bowel "gets irritated" after a procedure. It took 2 weeks before I was back to normal, and 15 years before I could be persuaded to go for a second procedure. The 2nd time was a much faster recovery.
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Nords had a long-running thread on this topic. It should be a mandatory read before getting a colonoscopy!
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Nords had a long-running thread on this topic. It should be a mandatory read before getting a colonoscopy!
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:01 PM   #7
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You might try a probiotic like Align. That may get you working again.
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Chances are excellent that you'll feel better soon.

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They put air into your colon during the procedure...
I thought they used smoke - or is that only when you are buying a used car or an annuity?
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I thought they used smoke - or is that only when you are buying a used car or an annuity?

No , they use air which makes a person undergoing a colonoscopy similar to car salesman , annuity salesman & politicians since they are all full of hot air !
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No , they use air which makes a person undergoing a colonoscopy similar to car salesman , annuity salesman & politicians since they are all full of hot air !
And it all comes out in the end....
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Some how I knew this thread was destined for the old dirt road but thanks anyways !
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No , they use air which makes a person undergoing a colonoscopy similar to car salesman , annuity salesman & politicians since they are all full of hot air !
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...I would try to pass as much gas as I could.
One of my general rules to live by. Never had a colonoscopy, though.
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To a proctologist, we're all a bunch of assholes...

Seriously, though, you could try boosting the fiber & water to see if that helps. Sometimes the colonoscopy prep disrupts the gut's bacterial balance and it takes a while to restore itself.

There are also side effects to colonoscopy anesthesia. I don't remember which one or how persistent, but maybe Dr. Rich or another anesthesia expert can chime in. I'm not sure if it's Versed or another substance.
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