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• Breathe deeply and slowly through your mouth to help you relax.
• When the tube is in place, air may be put into the colon through the tube.
• The colon is checked and then the tube is removed.
After the Test
• You can return to your normal diet and activities.
• It is normal to see a few spots of blood on toilet paper.
• You may pass some gas from the air put in your colon during the test.
• Call your doctor if the bloating continues longer than 1-2 days.
• Test results are sent to your doctor. Your doctor will share the results
with you.

Talk to your doctor or nurse if you have any questions or concerns.
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