Are you suffering from stomach pain and did your doctor say Colonoscopy as the treatment? Are you afraid of Colonoscopy? There is nothing to worry about it today I am going to give you a good explanation about it and answers to your questions. So without further adieu let's get into the topic.
What is a colonoscopy?
Colonoscopy is a diagnostic test done to find the reason for the pain in the larger intestine (colon) and rectum. It is done by the tiny tube named colonoscope which has attached light and camera. The image taken by the camera can be seen on the monitor. It is normally done to find the reason for the symptoms like unexplained weight loss, bleeding in the abdomen, pain in the larger intestine, other problems related to the larger intestine. Sometimes it is also done as screening for colon cancer. The process includes inserting a colonoscope tube through your rectum to the other end of the larger intestine.
Is the process is painful?
Well, this will be a question asked by most patients. The process involves no pain. You will be given seductive during the full process so you will never feel pain. You can get the result within one week from the test.
How long will it take to recover from colonoscopy?
Normally all the patients will be back to normal life after 24 hours. You will be kept in the recovery area for 60 to 90 minutes. It is not advisable to take flight for the first 48 hours after the colonoscopy.
How long the process takes?
The entire procedure maybe 5 or more hours it includes the colonoscopy prep. The main procedures last for 60 minutes. You will be in the recovery area for 60 to 90 minutes after the process.
When I can start eating after the colonoscopy?
Your doctor may recommend you to eat partially or not according to your condition. For the next days, you should eat light meals and fluid foods that don't affect your colon. After you feel normal you can start eating as per diet.
Will I be in sleep during the process?
You will lie left-hand side in the bed during the process. You will be given seductive through the tube in your hand. You will fall asleep or in a seductive state where you will not feel pain.
How long I should in the toilet after colonoscopy prep?
You will have the bowel movement within the 3 hours of the intake of the prep. If it didn't happen then you should take another dose of prep.
Can I return to work after the colonoscopy?
It is better to stay home and take one day off. The effect of the seductive will last for one day. You shouldn't take an important decision during this period. If the doctor found any difficulties during the process then it is better to take more rest.
Can I drive after the colonoscopy?
Most of the patients will be discharged from the hospital on the same day. But the effect of seductive will be effective so you should call someone to take you home. You shouldn't drive for 24 hours. And it is better to avoid flying for 48 hours.
Why I feel tired after the colonoscopy?
You will feel tired after the colonoscopy process. This may due to the effect of the seductive injected during the process. It is better to take one day of rest.
What are the side effects after the colonoscopy?
You may have diarrhea for a few hours after the process, you can also feel the gas sensation. Walking will help you to release the gas if these effects last more than 3 hours than you should inform your doctor.
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