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Onlinedoc, General Physician
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I had a colonoscopy on Wednesday. I have passed a little

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i had a colonoscopy on Wednesday. I have passed a little gas, but not much. the day afterwards (yesterday) I hurt Very bad across my lower back and my stomach and especially on my left side. It still hurts today and just not feeling well at all. I haven't passed any blood and had my first bowel movement today. Just do not feel quite right or normal and was wondering if this is normal after a colonoscopy.? I did have polypos removed. I have had colonoscopies before and NEVEr had this much pain and discomfort. I d o have fibyromyalgia and not sure if that has anything to do with it or not. Doctors office closed early today before I could get to call them. Should I wait till Monday or go to the ER?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.


I understand your concern.

It is likely that the colonoscopy has caused irritation of the intestines leading to gas formation and crampy pain.

You can Try OTC Gas X and Zantac.

If the pain is getting worse than you must go to the emergency room to make sure you did not have a complication such as a perforation.

If you have just mild discomfort and it is getting better as time passes then this would not be the case.

Try to take a very bland diet at regular intervals in order to give your intestine a chance to recuperate.

Continue warm compresses with a heating pad.

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Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.

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