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can I drink coffee before colonoscopy

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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Yes, the day before: but not the day of
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Dr. Lawrence Wong
30 years experience Family Medicine
Colonoscopy: Best not to. The less you have in you, the better so as to ensure the best visualization during your procedure.
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Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Sure: That amount won't make any difference. But I'm a little concerned that bending this "rule" may lead you to bend a few more. Improper or inadequate pre ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
Coffee ground diarrh: No this is not normal. This could be sign of intestinal bleeding. You should notify your GI doctor
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Dr. Diane Bai
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You : You are absolutely right that clear liquids means pure liquids that you could see through. This includes apple juice, soda, crystal light, clear brot ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. inderjit Deol
40 years experience Pathology
Diarrhea: You can feel cramps after colonoscopy and endoscopy for sometimes. Mild diarrhea is not very worrisome. But if your symptoms persists and increased ov ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: In fact, most facilities where colonoscopies are performed, will make sure that you can handle some liquids/solid food before you leave.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Never heard of it: The doctor who orders colonoscopy would be able to guide you best. Call him or her or their nurse to help you and guide you further.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Water and salts: Generally most colon preps are made of water and a mix of salts to both replace those expected to be washed out by the prep, but also to make it "neut ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably yes: The usual dictum has been to remain on clear liquids the day before a colonoscopy exam. However, not uncommonly do we perform a colonoscopy on these p ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Bressie
24 years experience Family Medicine
Thanks : Thanks for your question. Generally we advise patients not to drive or operate any heavy machinery until the following day after a colonoscopy, becau ... Read More
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