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Colonoscophy question

Is it normal or common to have diarrhea immediately after getting home from a colonoscophy and further a bowel movement 2 hours later? I was mortified that this happened and wonder if it is normal.

Thank you
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Hi,
How are you? After colonoscopy, the usual issues encountered are drowsiness because of the sedative,  bleeding if a polyp was removed, or bowel changes due to the laxatives or change in the bowel flora. Rare effects that warrants immediate attention are abdominal pain, fever and passing a lot of blood in the anus. If the diarrhea persists, it is best that you have this checked by your doctor for proper evaluation. Some medications may be prescribed. Take care and do keep us posted.
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