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can i have orange jello before a colonoscopy

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Generally: These are fine. Avoid red jello and red popsicles.
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Dr. Stephen Lloyd
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Jello is great. Avoid red or grape.
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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 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Probably ok: But best tocall your endoscopists office and ask their preferences and for clarification.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and no.: Avoid red and purple, but orange doesn't usually cause much problem. Be sure to consume a lot of liquids, too. Check with your doctor's office, they ... Read More
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A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Just avoid them all: Last time I checked Jell-O was not a necessary part of a child's diet. Any artificial coloring can confuse the observer who is trying to analyze the t ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
NPO: Means nothing by mouth. Iv sedation is usually recommended to minimize any discomfort. Hence, npo for 6-8 hours before surgery. You are not allowed t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This should be fine.
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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 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

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