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Can I eat chocolate before a colonoscopy

A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
No, not for 24 hours: You need to be on liquid diet for a couple of days before colonoscopy and have nothing by mouth for 12 hours before the procedure. You should have re... Read More
Dr. Leslie Leighton
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Today but probably good to hold off on Wednesday and Thursday
A member asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Colonscopy: Depends on the prep that your doctor gave you. Follow those prep instructions
Dr. Mohammed Al hallak
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: usually u stay on clear liquids the day before the colonoscopy
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Yes: You will be doing your cleanse the day before and this will have probably cleared out by then anyway. If not, the cleanse will take care of it. Good L... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
NPO 6-8 hours: before colonoscopy is recommended. No other restrictions unless otherwise stated by your doctor.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pedro Cabrera
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Npo for Colonoscopy: You should not be concerned you probably have to take the final half of the prep 4 hours prior to the colonoscopy.But in order for the GI doctor to ha... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 32 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes, if...: If a person enjoyed tofu without problems in the past, then she can have tofu the day before her colonoscopy... As long as she drinks the prep drink a... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Within an hour: Usually you can have fluids in recovery and should be able to eat abreakfast within 2 to 3 hours. This depends on how you feel and if you have any na... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
No restrictions: Once your colonoscopy is completed, you should be allowed to resume a normal diet as soon as you are awake.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine 28 years experience
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