Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Don't list after colonoscopy

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE COLONOSCOPY?

After colonoscopy, your doctor will explain the results to you. If you have been given medications during the procedure, you will be observed until most of the effects of the sedation have worn off (usually 1-2 hours).

You may have some cramping or bloating because of the air introduced into the colon during the examination. This should disappear quickly with the passage of flatus (gas).

You will need to arrange to have someone accompany you home from the examination.

Do not:

• Drive a car
• Work machinery
• Consume alcohol
• Sign legal documents
• Make important decisions

Until the following day.

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