I received a routine colonoscopy three days ago because I turned 50 and my father was diagnosed with colon cancer when he was 52, so wanting to do the right thing for my health I had the colonoscopy. I have been feeling miserable ever since because I have not had a bowel movement. I asked my doctor about it and he said that it is normal and that I should "just wait." This is an unacceptable answer, which I will discuss with him during my follow up next week. In the meantime, I am wanting to find out if not having a BM in three days is normal after a colonoscopy? How long is normal? I am going to start drinking a laxative tea today, but would like a professional, intelligent answer to my question. I am concerned that something went wrong during the procedure that is causing this.