After colonoscopy

After a colonoscopy without anaesthesia, no special observation is necessary, unless it is justified for a possible therapeutic intervention.

If the colonoscopy was performed under general anaesthesia, the patient will be kept in an observation room until full awakening. It is important to note that temporary unsteadiness may persist in the hours after the administration of anaesthetics, for example, you should not drive a car.

The air blown in during the test is later exhausted naturally. You are usually allowed to eat and drink after a colonoscopy, unless otherwise ordered by your doctor, for example after a polyp removal.
After the examination, we recommend resting at home and avoiding work on the day of the examination.

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