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How long does it take to recover from colonoscopy?

What is the typical recovery time after a colonoscopy? Is there any way that I could drive home after my appointment?

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The only way you could drive home after the procedure is to not get any medication before the colonoscopy procedure.

You are sedated for the colonoscopy procedure and will need someone to take you home. You may pass more gas than normal for a few days after the procedure. Also you may be sleepy for the rest of the day.

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