Upper endoscopy and colonoscopy: Caring for your child at home after the procedure

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Your child will need special care after an upper endoscopy or colonoscopy. Learn about the complications and how to care of your child once you go home.

Key points

  • Once your child is awake, feeling well and keeping liquids down, they can go home.
  • When you arrive home after the procedure, your child should do quiet activities. They can resume their normal activities the following day.
  • A light lunch or dinner is recommended after the procedures.
  • Contact your child’s doctor or take them to the Emergency Department if your child has continued pain and/or vomiting, excessive blood in their vomit or stool, a sore throat lasting longer than two days and/or a persistent fever.
Last updated: July 17th 2018