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    Pain for two weeks after colonoscopy

    I had a colonoscopy on the 30th November just over two weeks ago and Iíve had pain on my right side ever since. Itís a dull, tense, gnawing almost muscular type pain Iím worried theyíve damaged me but Iím assuming Iíd be in unbearable agony if they had. Iím in a lot of pain but itís not unbearable.

    Itís on my right side to the right of my belly button.

    Hopefully itís just bruising thatís taking a while to heal I did have some biopsies taken.

    Has anyone else ever had pain that lasted this long after a colonoscopy?

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    Re: Pain for two weeks after colonoscopy

    It might be bruising, it might be gas (they blow you up during the procedure) and it might be an imbalance of gut bacteria caused by the prep. I’ve had two colonoscopies and discomfort afterwards both times.
    I do think if they had damaged you it would be noticed immediately. Perforation of the bowel during colonoscopy is extremely rare (something like 1 in 10,000) and immediately obvious, with bleeding etc.

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    Re: Pain for two weeks after colonoscopy

    Quote Originally Posted by Eevie View Post
    I had a colonoscopy on the 30th November just over two weeks ago and I’ve had pain on my right side ever since. It’s a dull, tense, gnawing almost muscular type pain I’m worried they’ve damaged me but I’m assuming I’d be in unbearable agony if they had. I’m in a lot of pain but it’s not unbearable.

    It’s on my right side to the right of my belly button.

    Hopefully it’s just bruising that’s taking a while to heal I did have some biopsies taken.

    Has anyone else ever had pain that lasted this long after a colonoscopy?
    I think your colon is just feeling sorry for itself after being cleansed with the prep, pumped full of gas and bits taken away (biopsies) it will settle down - you just need to give it time.
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    Re: Pain for two weeks after colonoscopy

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo2316 View Post
    It might be bruising, it might be gas (they blow you up during the procedure) and it might be an imbalance of gut bacteria caused by the prep. Iíve had two colonoscopies and discomfort afterwards both times.
    I do think if they had damaged you it would be noticed immediately. Perforation of the bowel during colonoscopy is extremely rare (something like 1 in 10,000) and immediately obvious, with bleeding etc.

    Thank you lovely, ye it could be all of that I just worry as itís coming up to 3 weeks on Monday. I might get some probiotics and see if that helps at all. Iíd just like to try to relax for Xmas! I was bleeding after the procedure but I had been prior too and I think Iíd have continuous blood with perforation and unbearable pain. Itís just frustrating to be in pain

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    Re: Pain for two weeks after colonoscopy

    Quote Originally Posted by NoraB View Post
    I think your colon is just feeling sorry for itself after being cleansed with the prep, pumped full of gas and bits taken away (biopsies) it will settle down - you just need to give it time.
    Yes youíre no doubt right Nora, thank you for replying. I just worry as itís coming up to 3 weeks on Monday since I had the colonoscopy and had hoped itíd have settled by now. Iíd love to be able to relax over Xmas without the constant pain! Hopefully it passes soon

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    Re: Pain for two weeks after colonoscopy

    Quote Originally Posted by Eevie View Post
    Yes you’re no doubt right Nora, thank you for replying. I just worry as it’s coming up to 3 weeks on Monday since I had the colonoscopy and had hoped it’d have settled by now. I’d love to be able to relax over Xmas without the constant pain! Hopefully it passes soon
    Try a really simple diet for the next few days - soups that kind of thing. Lots of water. No irritants. That might help to settle things down?
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    Re: Pain for two weeks after colonoscopy

    Quote Originally Posted by NoraB View Post
    Try a really simple diet for the next few days - soups that kind of thing. Lots of water. No irritants. That might help to settle things down?
    Thank you Nora I will do! Going to try to take it easy and fingers crossed Itíll pass soon

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