Do you have to stay overnight after a colonoscopy?

This question was asked in Bellevue, Kentucky on 03/19/2012.
If one has had this colonoscopy procedure done before and had trouble when one got home, should this person be kept overnight the next time the colonoscopy is done?

Doctors Answers (1)

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 3/19/2012

There is no indication to keep a patient overnight after a colonoscopy.