Post Colonoscopy Guide

Post Colonoscopy Guide

If you or a loved one are experiencing digestive issues, you can trust Northeastern Gastroenterology Associates to provide the best possible care! We are experts in diagnostic procedures and treatments for digestive disorders, including colon cancer screening, GERD management, bowel health maintenance, liver disease diagnosis and treatment, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease management, colonoscopies, and more.

In this blog post, we will discuss four steps you or a loved one should follow after receiving a colonoscopy. Questions? Do not hesitate to contact us, and we’ll be glad to answer any of your questions!

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Rest the Remainder of the Day Post Colonoscopy

After a colonoscopy, it is normal to feel sleepy from the sedation. Resting for the rest of the day will help you recover more quickly. Make sure to have someone around that can take care of you during this time and not let you do any strenuous activity on your own.

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Avoid Driving or Operating Heavy Machinery

Take a rest the day of your colonoscopy and the day after. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery for at least 24 hours, as this will help you avoid accidents. It is crucial to have a family member or friend to take you home from the procedure.

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High-Fiber Diet and Plenty of Fluids

Once you start feeling better, ensure to drink plenty of fluids and introduce foods containing high fiber into your diet. This will help the body pass any gas or stool that may be present due to the procedure.

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Follow Up With Your Physician

If you experience any pain or discomfort after your colonoscopy, make sure to follow up with your physician. The Doctor may need to order further tests or prescribe medications or lifestyle changes to help you deal with the symptoms.

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