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What are the after effects of a colonoscopy?

Problems after colonoscopy

  • feeling bloated or gassy if air is introduced into your colon during the procedure and it starts to leave your system.
  • a slight amount of blood coming from your rectum or in your first bowel movement.
  • temporary light cramping or abdominal pain.
  • nausea as a result of the anesthesia.

Do your bowel movements change 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 isn’t cause for concern.

Can you wear socks during colonoscopy?

Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes and socks to keep you warm. Do not wear heavy or bulky sweaters. Avoid girdles, pantyhose, or tight-fitting garments. You will be required to change into a hospital gown for your procedure.

Can you brush your teeth before a colonoscopy?

Proper preparation requires that nothing may be taken orally 2 hours prior to the procedure. Can I brush my teeth the morning of the procedure? Yes, you may brush your teeth. Be careful not to swallow any toothpaste while brushing or water when rinsing.

Can I have coffee on the morning of a colonoscopy?

Clear liquids include water, broth (clear, fat-free), gelatin, pulp-free juice, ice pops without pulp, carbonated beverages, sports drinks, tea and coffee (sugar is optional). Do not consume any red-colored beverages or gelatins.

Can I wear deodorant before colonoscopy?

If your doctor told you to take your medicines on the day of the procedure, take them with only a sip of water. Do not apply lotions, perfumes, deodorants, or nail polish. Take off all jewellery and piercings. And take out contact lenses, if you wear them.

Do you have to take all your clothes off for a colonoscopy?

Your body is completely covered during the exam. You don’t need to worry about being embarrassed or exposed during a colonoscopy. You will wear a hospital gown, and a sheet provides extra covering.