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Weight gain after colonoscopy!!!

(5 Posts)
val4 Mon 03-Sep-12 18:07:41

Hi
Im looking for some advice. I had a colonoscopy today because of severe abdominal pain and cramping. I took the meds yesterday as instructed and as expected was " cleared out" completely. I had the procedure this morning and have been taking it easy for the day. I just hopped up on scales thinking that I surely would have lost (temporarily) a few pounds, but I was shocked to see that I have gained 4 lbs!!! I am so shocked!!! My tummy is still quite bloated since the procedure but surely after fasting for 24hrs and from "cleansing" of colon I would have lost not gained weight. ???

cocolepew Mon 03-Sep-12 18:14:43

Maybe its wind if you look bloated? I havent eaten since wednesday after abdominal surgery and my belly is huge.

PeachyPossum Tue 04-Sep-12 11:04:46

Could your body be holding onto water after the fasting and the colon cleanse?

How are you feeling today?

Sabriel Tue 04-Sep-12 18:21:56

Were you on a low residue diet before the procedure? That might account for weight gain. Also wind is very common.

val4 Tue 04-Sep-12 21:37:59

Thanks for your replies. I think it must have been my body holding onto fluid as I seem to be almost back to normal today. Still drinking lots water so think that has helped.

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