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SusieO 01-19-2008 05:29 PM

How many days after a colonoscopy b4 you had a BM?
 
I was taken to the hospital by ambulance one week ago today due to hours of diarrhea and vomiting. The diarrhea got so bad that I was bleeding. I lost a good cup of blood in the ER.

I did a bowel prep Tuesday late afternoon and had a colonoscopy Wednesday. I have not had a BM yet and my stomach feels sore/bloated. I realize we are all different, but how many days seems to be the norm b4 having a BM?

After an endoscopy and the colonoscopy they tell me I have ulcers as well as diverticulosis (no infection).

Thanks!
SusieO

ZoeGirl 01-20-2008 10:28 AM

Re: How many days after a colonoscopy b4 you had a BM?
 
I tend to be on the constipated side anyway (even when well I only go 2x/week). It takes me about a week after a clean out to have another BM. You can try over the counter stool softeners if you are worried. Miralax is a powder that is tasteless. I've even used correctol on occasion when it goes over a week to get things moving. A call to your doctor isn't a bad idea either.

I hope you feel better soon.

SusieO 01-20-2008 05:53 PM

Re: How many days after a colonoscopy b4 you had a BM?
 
[QUOTE=ZoeGirl;3400631]I tend to be on the constipated side anyway (even when well I only go 2x/week). It takes me about a week after a clean out to have another BM. You can try over the counter stool softeners if you are worried. Miralax is a powder that is tasteless. I've even used correctol on occasion when it goes over a week to get things moving. A call to your doctor isn't a bad idea either.

I hope you feel better soon.[/QUOTE]

Thanks Zoe. I did "go" today - after 4 days. I started a stool softener 2 days ago along with my other supplements.

I just didn't want to get constipated because I had been hospitalized for ulcers and diverticulosis.

music47 01-21-2008 09:47 PM

Re: How many days after a colonoscopy b4 you had a BM?
 
SusieO

I am glad you are feeling better now. Take care.

Nadine:)


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