After you have a rectal endoscopic ultrasound—a test to find problems in your lower gastrointestinal tract—you will stay at the hospital or clinic for 1
to 2 hours. This will allow the medicine to wear off. You will be able to go
home after your doctor or nurse checks to make sure you are not having any
After the test, you may be bloated or have gas
pains. You may need to pass gas. If a biopsy was done, you may have streaks of
blood in your stool (feces) for a few days.
sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover.
But each person recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to feel
better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your
test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek
immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for any changes in your health, and be sure
to contact your doctor or nurse call line if you have any problems.
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Current as of:
August 9, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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