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Will I be able to drive after I get a colonoscopy?

When I get my colonoscopy will I be able to drive home from the appointment? How long afterwards will I be able to drive if not? Is it because they use anesthesia?

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If you receive sedation, you cannot drive until the next day.

If you are sedated for the procedure you will not be able to drive and will need someone to take you home. If you are not sedated then driving afterward may be an option.

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