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Old 03-18-2011, 06:02 PM   #1
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Constipation after colonoscopy

I just had one earlier today and I feel rather constipated. I'm assuming it's normal but anyone know how long the constipation will last after the scope if it's the cause?

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Re: Constipation after colonoscopy've been totally cleaned out, so what you eat today probably won't even be out till tomorrow or even the day after.

If you had biopsies taken, you may have bleeding for up to 4 days...

I've had quite a few c-scopes, so what you describe is normal.

Keep us posted how you're doing. Hope all is good for the biopsies.

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Old 03-19-2011, 03:04 AM   #3
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Re: Constipation after colonoscopy

Presumably you were given a total bowel clensing prior to the colonoscopy? If so, your gut will be totaly empty, so you cant be constipated as such, you might be bloated with gas though. Note that because your gut has been totaly emptied, you might not visit the bathroom for a day or two. if this becomes an issue, a dose of Ex Lax or Milk of Magnesia would be in order
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