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How do you feel after a diagnostic colonoscopy?

After the diagnostic colonoscopy, you will need to stay in an outpatient center for an hour or two for the anesthesia to wear off. You will need a pre-arranged driver to take you home, and you and a family member will receive instructions to care for you.

Some people feel cramping or bloating after the procedure. However, you can expect to recover fully in one day and can drive and exercise normally.

If your physician removed polyps or did a biopsy, you might experience some anal bleeding. It could take a couple of days to have another bowel movement, and you may see blood in it.

What is a diagnostic colonoscopy?

How long does a diagnostic colonoscopy take?

Are you asleep during a colonoscopy?

How long after a colonoscopy can you eat and drink again?

Do you get results immediately after the colonoscopy?

Why would you need a diagnostic colonoscopy?

What is the difference between a regular colonoscopy and a diagnostic colonoscopy?

* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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