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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