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    DIANE923NH
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    Default Yikes! Weight Gain After Colonoscopy

    Hi -

    Hope there is some experience out there with this . . .

    I had colonoscopy on Tuesday; with the necessary prep, I lost two lbs from my official Saturday weight when I went in on Tuesday for the test.

    I ate lunch and dinner on Tuesday, drank water, and woke up Wednesday having gained 5.5 pounds. Figured it was a fluke as the system corrects itself, and forgot about it; ate 100% NS Wednesday.

    Weighed 1.5 lbs more this morning - that's a total of 7 more since Tuesday, wow! I do feel bloated and am trying to flush the sodium out. Is it because I was dehydrated that the body is hanging on to all water now, and how long does it take to balance out again?

    I know this isn't "real" weight, but I'm uncomfortable and hope this doesn't last.

    Diane

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    SIZCAT
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    Default Yikes! Weight Gain After Medical Test

    Diane I have no idea about the test you took so I am just bumping your post up. It does sound like water retention to me.

    Teresa
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    Default Yikes! Weight Gain After Medical Test

    dont stress on it, continue on and see what happens over the next few weeks. I am having a scope on Tuesday as well. Cant wait for the prep...haha




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    DIANE923NH
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    Default Yikes! Weight Gain After Medical Test

    Just bumping this back up now that there are more people on the BB - does anybody have any experience with this?

    thanks!

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    Default Yikes! Weight Gain After Medical Test

    Diane,

    Sometimes (often, in fact) the prep for a colonoscopy causes the release of a certain hormone that can result in water retention. This should resolve itself. But let your doc know if you are having any weird symptoms or if it continues to get worse, or if you are not urinating, etc.

    Angie

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    Default Yikes! Weight Gain After Colonoscopy

    ive got to have one this year also. i wonder if your body went into a starvation mode and started to hold on to everthing.

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    The body is a CRAZY thing. I have too gained 7 pounds in 48 hours. I'm going to get my water pills now. I only wish I had an answer. It seems once the body starts retaining there is no stopping it!

    Suzi

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    Default Yikes! Weight Gain After Colonoscopy

    When I had my Colonoscopy a few months ago ..I gained 5 lbs after it...it is from both the way your body is handling the rehydration from the prep and from the saline IV fluids you received ...
    It is a normal reaction and it will all balance out for you in a few days. Just go back to being 100% NS and drink all your water

    Good Luck ,
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    PS..I have these tests yearly and it ALWAYS happens ..also right now I am home on IV antibiotics and it is making my weight fluctuate like crazy ...so frustrating
    Noreen





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    DIANE923NH
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    Default Yikes! Weight Gain After Colonoscopy

    Thanks to all for posting your experience! I had a feeling it was just the test and I also thought about the saline I-V after I posted, so just knowing it happened to others and didn't last is good enough for me.

    Diane

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