How long does it take for your bowels to go back to normal after a Colonoscopy?

I had a Colonoscopy done 2 days ago and I was in agony after it, and 2 days later I am still not right. How long will it take for my system to go back to normal?

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You should call the physician that did the procedure and let them know so you can be evaluated.

It may take up to 20 days for bowel movements to return to normal. If you are in pain, you should tell your doctor immediately – this is not a normal consequence of Colonoscopy.

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