Back Pain After Colonoscopy

Question

Asked by cat mac

Back Pain After Colonoscopy

I had an endoscopy/colonoscopy six days ago and I am still experiencing a lot of lower back pain, even down near my tailbone.

Cathy

Answer

If you look around the internet you can see that you are not alone; while most people do not experience negative symptoms after the first hour or so following a colonoscopy a number of people have experienced back pain for some days afterward. You should certainly inform your doctor about this to be sure that it's not a significant complication. Good luck with your healing.