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CT Colonography 105: After

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Your doctor will tell you more specifically what you can expect after the test. Some things may include:


  • Since you will not be given medicine to make you feel sleepy, you should be able to go back to your normal routine after the test.
  • Your doctor or nurse will review the results with you and give you any other details or next steps you may need.
  • You may feel some minor issues, such as cramping or belly pain after the test. You may pass a lot of gas after the test. This is caused by the air moving around in your colon. These should go away in less than 24 hours.
  • Contact your doctor’s office if you have any questions after your CT colonography.
CT Colonography – What to Know:
  • CT colonography is a test to look at your colon and rectum. It can be used to check for colon cancer.
  • You are not put to sleep for CT colonography.
  • Like a colonoscopy, you will need to clean out your colon before the test.
  • If a polyp or abnormality is found in your CT colonography, you will likely need a colonoscopy to remove it.


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