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can i eat mashed potatoes before a colonoscopy

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 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
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.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: We usually recommend our patients to not have anything red the day before a colonoscopy because things like red jello can look like blood during a pro ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
It is : Possible but not recommended. A clear liquid is anything you can see through and most yogurts I have seen are not clear!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No: It is probably too late by now!
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Safe: Yes, there is no hazard to eating after colonoscopy.

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