Colonoscopy

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Had a colonoscopy yestrrday morning. Got home had lunch, all good. Had lunch today all good, ate dinner and about 1hr after i have real bad stomach ache and loose stools also feel nauseous? I also suffer anxiety and think im ghe 1 in 10000 that is going to die from this. Has anyone suffered real bad stomach pain after colonoscopy and feel nauseous?

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    Hi Amanda

    Don`t worry its all quite normal its just trapped wind which they pump into you and your bowels will take a couple of days to get back to normal. If there was a serious problem like a perforation which is extremely rare you would have heavy bleeding. I have had 6 colonoscopies and felt the same as you do now for a couple of days. Keep your diet light for a while...regards

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    I had mine on a Friday afternoon (May 22, 2018) and we ate dinner and I had to leave the table because of the explosive diarrhea. That has not stopped since the 22nd and they did find two large polyps 25-30 mm and 45mm that they removed.  Is that normal as well???
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      hi Lorraine... that does seem rather  long time...i had polyps removed also but nowhere near as big as your ones. I have had 2 bowel resection in the past and now i have permanent loose stools because so much of my bowel has been taken away. Your bowel might need time to settle down more than Amanda`s BUT i would consult your GP about it.
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      They found one small polyp and one 5 cm and they have too report half of my colleagues n and I got too wear a temporary bag the doctor is well experience and has YouTube videos on his procedures I was in shock when I watched those it was like wow I am going to be in good hands though just nervous. You better go see a surgeon on those ok see what the surgeon can do.
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      That's interesting! I have permanent loose stools as well and have never really been told why, apart from that there is not enough bowel left to absorb water. I do take a fibre supplement but that has little effect. It was an extended right hemicolectomy and since then I've lost my gallbladder too. I hope things get back to normal soon Amanda and Lorraine. I'm sure they wil! 

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      I have had loose stools since my second op in 2009..sometimes i feel ok, relaxed and sitting on the sofa then in a matter of seconds i get an instant urge to open my bowels and just make it to the toilet in time! (luckily it never happens when i am not home which is good but odd) You are right about not enough bowel left to absorb water. WHY are you taking a fibre supplement?..i would have though that would have a negative effect?. I take loperamide most days (immodium).  My Doctor had a theory about my loose stools following a bowel op.. When you have a cold etc. you have a runny nose and your body reacts by tyring to wash the virus out of your nose. Maybe with the bowel your body realises that something is odd (bowel shortage)..and over reacts trying to wash the "problem " away by creating Diarrhoea!!

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      It's called Psyllium Husk Powder and I'm meant to take two level tsp twice daily. It says it gently relieves constipation, ha ha, but for me it's to absorb water and make the stools firmer. Quite a contradiction maybe, but I do what I'm told! I too am careful about when I leave the house, usually not until the afternoon when I've been 2 or 3 times. Now there is a Prostate scare for me to dwell on, with a PSA test on Thursday. But that's another forum... 

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    I did not I had mine done in May and the only thing I was experiencing was the staggering and dizzy spells the room spinning and that was it it's normally and to expected on that I would if your still having that call your doctor it might be just a side effect of it but you never know call your doctor.

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    Yes, it should be OK. If you start bleeding or run a fever then call your doctor right away. I have Crohn's disease and every time I go in they take biopsy samples every few inches and I had three large polyps removed and I usually feel terrible for weeks after. I bleed from the biopsy sites and I feel cramps. That is why I avoid these tests as much as possible. They need to be done in me every two years, but my doctor wants to do one every 6 months in me and I told them to pound sand. My last doctor said two year intervals was enough and that is what I am doing. You should be ok, but it does take time to heal. You were injured and your body needs to heal now, so be good to yourself and eat light easy meals. Nothing heavy or difficult to digest. I like mashed potato's and baked Salmon with Broccoli. I know it sounds harsh but it works for me. Find something like maybe soup and if you get bad cramps call the Doc and ask for some medicine that eases the cramps, also warm heating pad or hot bath will help that as well. Take it easy and let it heal and you will be up and running in no time.

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      Every 6 months...he`s having a laugh isn`t he...!...?...i`d rather take the risk!. Every 2 years is all i could manage as far as the prep is concerned. Anyway polyps take several years to turn cancerous so every 2 years should be ok...regards!
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      I hate these tests so much that I went 10 Years the last time and I don't expect anyone to follow that, as I was being a little stupid, but I don't like the scope and it causes me a lot of pain. Also the wear and tear  on ones body from going in every 6 months I said no thanks. Some times I think they just want the money. I have Crohn's so these tests are hard on me.  My Polyps were pretty large they tell me, one was 8mm then next was 9 and the largest was a little over 10mm. That concerned the doctor, but not me. I will be OK.

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      I get on OK with the test itself..never had any pain or bleeding even when polyps removed. There ARE 2 things i worry about most. Firstly the prep..and 2nd the risk of perforation during the test which i have been quoted as anything from one in 600 to one in 8,000....!. When i was ill i didn`t worry about perforation because i knew i was going to be cut open anyway...but now i am " all clear" the thought of a perforation during the test (when there nothing wrong with me) really worries me. BUT having had the big C twice i have no choice other than to have a colonoscopy every 2 years forever and ever!

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