Is it normal to feel exhausted the day after a colonoscopy?
You will probably feel a bit tired or groggy even then, so you cannot drive yourself home. Your doctor will not release you unless there is someone there to bring you home. The effects of the sedation could last up to a day, so you should not drive or operate any machinery until the following day.
How long are you drowsy after a colonoscopy?
You may still be drowsy from the sedation for several hours after the procedure. After about four hours, you may go out as long as you feel well and do not drive.
Can you get sick after a colonoscopy?
As with any invasive procedure, complications may occur. Complications related to colonoscopy include, but are not limited to, the following: Continued bleeding after biopsy (tissue sample) or polyp removal. Nausea, vomiting, bloating or rectal irritation caused by the procedure or by the preparatory bowel cleansing.
How long does it take to recover from a colonoscopy and endoscopy?
In fact, most patients feel up to returning to normal activities within 24 hours. It’s highly recommended that patients take it easy with scheduled activities for the first week after to allow enough time to get back to normal, especially if your doctor found and removed polyps during the procedure.
Do you need to rest after colonoscopy?
You’ll need someone to take you home because it can take up to a day for the full effects of the sedative to wear off. Don’t drive or make important decisions or go back to work for the rest of the day. If your doctor removed a polyp during your colonoscopy, you may be advised to eat a special diet temporarily.
Why do I feel sick after a colonoscopy?
You may feel some cramping or bloating because of the air introduced into the colon during the examination. This should disappear quickly with the passage of gas. Diet – Generally, you should be able to eat normally after the colonoscopy.
What can I Eat 2 days before a colonoscopy?
Eat some light meals 2 days before the colonoscopy will be performed. These meals can even be a bit more substantial than soup. While soup and broth are most highly recommended, most doctors allow you to also eat smaller portioned skinless poultry like chicken and turkey, as well as unrefined white bread, eggs and possibly pasta or noodles.
How long will it take to recover from a colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy typically takes about 30 to 60 minutes. After the exam, it takes about an hour to begin to recover from the sedative. You’ll need someone to take you home because it can take up to a day for the full effects of the sedative to wear off. Don’t drive or make important decisions or go back to work for the rest of the day.
What to expect after the colonoscopy?
The anesthesia takes time to wear off completely.