East End Gastroentrology & Hepatology
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Restriction on Activity

  • Do not drive, return to work or operate machinery until the day after the procedure.
  • Following day: Return to usual activity, unless otherwise instructed.
  • No lifting, straining or running for 24 hours.
  • Diet: Avoid alcohol for 24 hours after procedure; otherwise, eat and drink as usual.
  • Do not make any important, personal or business decisions, sign any legal papers or perform any activity that depends on your full concentrating power or mental judgment.
  • Do not drink alcohol or take any nerve or sleeping drugs as they may add to the effects of medicine still present in your body.

Treatment for Common After-Effects:

  • Mild abdominal pain and bloating: Rest and take liquids only.
  • Sore throat: Treat with throat lozenges or gargle with saltwater.

Symptoms to Watch for & Report to Your Physician:

  • Chills or fever occurring within 24 hours after procedure.
  • Persistent rectal bleeding.
  • Severe continuing abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting or nausea.
  • Persistent IV site swelling/redness.
  • Severe pain in chest or neck.
  • IV site stays red and swollen for more than two days.
  • Persistent black stools, tarry bowel movements.

If a Polyp Has Been Removed, for the Next 14 Days:

  • Consult your physician before taking any medications.
  • If rectal bleeding occurs, call your physician.


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Locate Us

Riverhead Office

715 Roanoke ave, Building B, Riverhead, NY 11901

Manorville Office & Endoscopy Center

287 Wading River Road Unit 2 Manorville, NY 11949