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What happens after a GI procedure?

You will be monitored until most of the sedatives have worn off. You might have some cramping or bloating because of the air introduced into the colon during the examination. Your doctor will explain the results of the exam to you, although you may still be groggy from the sedative, you will need someone there with you and to drive you home. You should be able to eat normally, but you doctor may restrict your diet and activities for awhile. Your doctor will advise you on this. Even if you feel alert, your judgement and reflexes could be impaired for the remainder of the day.