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Colonoscopy (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Call a doctor if any unexpected symptoms occur, including:

  • Persistent nausea
  • Persistent but minor bleeding
  • Ongoing bloating and abdominal discomfort

If there are additional concerns, call the doctor's office for advice and evaluation.

Minor symptoms, such as bloating, are common after this procedure. More serious symptoms should prompt the patient to seek urgent medical attention. Call your physician and go directly to the emergency department if the patient experiences any of the following:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/2/2014
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