The following are general guidelines at the time of discharge. Detailed individualized instructions may also be added depending on the results of your procedure.
- For the next 24 hours:
* Do not drive a car or do anything that requires alertness.
* Do not stay by yourself or drink any alcohol.
* Do not make important legal or business decisions. Your alertness, memory and balance may be impaired today due to the
sedation give for your procedure.
* It is recommended that you refrain from travel the week following a procedure in the event of complications.
- Notify your physician if you experience any of the following:
* Severe abdominal pain and /or swelling
* Fever greater then 101.5
* Vomiting repeatedly or vomiting blood
* Black tarry stools
* Rectal bleeding of amount greater than 2 tablespoons
* Redness, tenderness and swelling at IV site that lasts for more than 48 hours Chest pain
* Shortness of breath
* Rapid Heartrate…. Call 911
It is not uncommon after a Colonoscopy or after the first bowel movement to see a small amount of blood from the rectum or after an endoscopy or esophageal dilatation to see a small amount of blood in the sputum or to have a sore throat.
Please call your physician if you have problems. 919-854-0041.
After hours, call the office and an answering service will help you locate the physician on call.
If you are unable to reach a physician but feel your condition warrants a doctor’s attention, go to an Emergency Room near you.