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What is your recommendation for patients who need to fly following their procedure?

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What is your recommendation for patients who need to fly following their procedure?

For diagnostic endoscopy and colonoscopy there is no need for any flying restrictions. If polyps have been removed there is always some possibility of post Polypectomy haemorrhage. This risk can extend for up two weeks following Polypectomy but is most likely within the first 48 hours. In general we recommend avoiding domestic flights for 48 hours and international flights or any travel to remote areas for 7 to 10 days. However, this time line may need to modified depending on polyp size, difficulty of removal, co-morbidities, blood thinning agents etc.