What to Expect
You may have bloating and gas pain because air was put into your colon. You will feel better when you pass gas.
When you have had received sedation, you are at an increased risk of falling. Falls can cause serious injury. To prevent a fall:
Ask for help
Get up slowly
Wear your eye glasses
Be sure to use your cane, walker, etc.
You may not have a bowel movement for 1-2 days.
You may have a small amount of rectal bleeding, such as a streak of blood on the toilet tissue after a polypectomy, or if you had biopsies taken.
Do not drink alcohol, take tranquilizers or sleeping pills tonight.
Do not drive today. You must have a responsible adult take you home.
Do not make any important decisions today.
Rest today. Do not return to work or school. You may resume normal daily tasks the next day.
You may resume your routine medicines unless you were told not to.
You may resume your normal diet. Start out with a light diet to prevent nausea. Avoid spicy and greasy food as this may cause nausea.
You may have some soreness or redness at the IV site for a day or two. You can relieve pain by placing a warm, moist washcloth over the site. Please contact your doctor if this does not improve in a couple of days.
When to Call
Fever over 101° F
Large amount of rectal bleeding (greater than 1-2 tablespoons)
Extreme abdominal bloating
Who to Call
UW Health Digestive Health Center
750 University Row
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
GI Procedure Clinic
600 Highland Avenue
Meriter Hospital Digestive Health Center
202 S. Park Street
If after clinic hours leave your name and number with the area code. The doctor will call you back. The toll-free number is: 1-855-342-9900.
If you are a patient receiving care at UnityPoint – Meriter, Swedish American or a health system outside of UW Health, please use the phone numbers provided in your discharge instructions for any questions or concerns.