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Still uncomfortable two days after colonoscopy

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missyB1 Wed 30-Oct-19 16:13:33

So had my colonoscopy on Monday. It was technically difficult apparently because of my narrow pelvis and tricky bowel. I felt ok after the procedure but yesterday and today I have quite a tender tummy. I feel bloated and haven’t been able to eat much. I do occasionally get IBS and the pain is similar to what I’m feeling now. I’m guessing maybe the bowel prep and the stress of the colonoscopy itself might have triggered a bout of IBS?
Anyone else taken a few days to recover from colonoscopy?

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mrsed1987 Wed 30-Oct-19 21:30:43

yes i deffo took a few days for things to be a bit more normal again

missyB1 Thu 31-Oct-19 07:46:27

Thanks it’s been three days now and I feel a bit better this morning, hopefully no tummy pain today!

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pinksoda35 Thu 31-Oct-19 09:00:24

I remember having really bad stomach pains after my Colonoscopy.
I can't remember how long they lasted..a day or two I think!

Egghead68 Thu 31-Oct-19 18:01:51

It took me a week to recover. I think there was some internal bruising.

missyB1 Thu 31-Oct-19 18:11:43

Yes it does feel as though my insides are bruised! And I keep bloating up even after the smallest meal. Oh well the test was all clear so I suppose that’s the main thing!

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Egghead68 Thu 31-Oct-19 19:43:31

I think the bowel prep is also pretty harsh. Give it a while and everything should settle down.

unfathomablefathoms Fri 01-Nov-19 20:37:23

During a colonoscopy they pump carbon dioxide into your colon to inflate it so they can get a better look, so that can leave you feeling uncomfortable as you describe for a few days while it works its way out of your system.

I don't know why they don't explain this to people so they're prepared and don't worry! (Informed consent aside hmm).

missyB1 Sat 02-Nov-19 09:00:10

Well it’s 5 days later now and I’m finally feeling better! I honestly didn’t think it would take this long. Oh well I’m not intending on ever repeating the experience grin

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unfathomablefathoms Sat 02-Nov-19 12:20:40

You mean it's not on your Christmas list?! shock

missyB1 Sat 02-Nov-19 16:17:45

Ha Ha the bowel prep certainly isn’t! grin

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