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can I eat applesauce before a colonoscopy

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Ingest semisolids up to 12 hrs before colonoscopy. Then use GoLytly and take a Fleets emema the night before surgery. Problems are encountered when ... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Clear liquids: are better unless you want to do a second prep.

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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Not satisfied.: Most hate the stuff. I would just drink some water. The other stuff may confuse those looking at you colon and you will have to do it again. May not ... Read More
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Colonoscopy: You probably have had your colonoscopy by now. Congrats! You did it. For future reference, you need to follow doctor's orders and not eat anything. ... Read More
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Follow the colonoscopy preparation so that endoscopist will be able to see well your colon. Failure to have a clean bowl may result in poor visualizat ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Nothing to gassy: Since most people are a little bloated after a colonoscopy, i tend to recommend foods that are not too gassy right after a colonoscopy. Otherwise, eat ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
No: No, when they tell you nothing by mouth for your procedure, they mean nothing. If you expect to get sedation for your procedure then your stomach nee ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tyson
26 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: No- for 2 reasons-1/ it can make visualization more difficult, 2/ you will be sedated, and do not want to run the risk of aspirating food into your lu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Avoid red/orange: The red jello leave a liquid that can be confused with fresh blood. Better to avoid. Other colors are fine.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Don't take iron pills.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Generally, avoid red food products before your colonoscopy.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
18 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Usually its clear: Liquids the day before colonoscopy. Jello is fine but not oranges. Some people recommend avoiding red color jello so as not to creat any confusion dur ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Iced liquid fine will never reach colon.

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