A colonoscopy is a medical examination of the large intestine and rectum for abnormalities or disease, including colon cancer.
What is the colonoscopy recovery time?
You may need approximately one hour after the procedure to recover from the sedative. Plan to have someone there to drive you home. It can take up to a day for the effects of the sedative to wear off entirely. You may experience some gas and bloating for a few hours after the exam. If our surgeon removed a polyp during your colonoscopy, you might need to eat a special diet temporarily. There may be a small amount of blood with a bowel movement after the procedure, typically only experienced for a few days.