How long does it take for me to get my results after I have a colonoscopy consultation?

This question was asked in Irvine, California on 02/01/2012.
I am going to find a doctor, then go in for a visit. But I am curious as to how long it takes to get the results back

Doctors Answers (2)

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 2/2/2012 5

A gastroenterologist can tell you exactly what they saw after the procedure. If any biopsies were taken, you typically will wait 2-3 days for the results.

David Myles Nolan
Answered on: 2/2/2012 5

You will know immediately after your colonoscopy if you had any polyps or other findings; however, it can take about a week to get results back from pathology if biopsies are taken.