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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Browning
29 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: There are many variations of "the prep", but in general you will need to restrict your diet to clear liquids the day before the procedure, and drink a ... Read More
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Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Prep med and diet: There are several commercially available prescription bowel preps that your endoscopist can order prior to th exam. There is usually a modification of ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: And most physicians / centers have a specific routine of dietary changes with laxatives, so it is ver important to follow the instructions given to yo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Avoiding : Avoiding aspirin, nsaids and other products that "thin the blood" will help minimize bruising.
Dr. Peter Certo
28 years experience Dentistry
Not : Not really. You can eat and drink before. I tell my patients to avoid any over-the-counter medication that is know to thin your blood, like Aspirin an ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maryam Shapland
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Unless patients are getting sedation, there are no food/drink restrictions before a lumbar puncture. Usually only local anesthesia (via an injection) ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Dr. Ken Levin answered
43 years experience Radiology
Yes: Fasting of solid foods, plenty of water, don't pee.
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Dr. Michael Edwards
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
You : You need to follow the same precautions as you have before. Anything that can thin you blood should be avoided for 2 weeks prior to surgery. Dr. Edwar ... Read More
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Dr. Terrence Higgins
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
All : All patients undergoing surgery in my practice will have to stop the use of many medications and supplements. If you go to my website www.Natureredef ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No special preparation is needed.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
BE preparation: The radiologist will want to have your colon cleansed thoroughly before the procedure. The exact type of preparation varies but the principle is the ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bacitracin ointment: You can use that for nasal vestibulitis twice a day for 10 days. See ENT doctor if sores persists.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nothing specific: Eat well 1-2 d prior (red meat and/or dark leafy greens good choices), hydrate well shortly before donation appointment. Continue to hydrate and eat w ... Read More

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