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can you eat anything the day before a colonoscopy

A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Iced liquid fine will never reach colon.
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Should not be a problem.
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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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Maybe: Yopu should follow the directions provided to you by your endoscopist and follow them exactly as instructed!
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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After: The purpose is to wash out your colon, so if you take the solution after dinner it will wash out the colon.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Follow the instructi: Your doctor's office should give you instructions to follow in order to have a good prep. Otherwise your test will be cancelled as the preparation is ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Liquids: No solid or soft foods ar allowed on the day of the prep. Any liquid that you can see through (clear liquids) is allowed--tea, black coffee, water, ju ... 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 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nothing: Usually the day before the colonoscopy, once you start drinking the solution, nothing other than clear liquids with the solution to clear out your low ... Read More
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Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Colonscopy: Depends on the prep that your doctor gave you. Follow those prep instructions
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
11 years experience Family Medicine
Hydration: This is something I would discuss with the doctor doing your scope but generally to avoid dehydration I would focus on drinking a lot of water prior t ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
I wouldn't: If your doctor advised you not to eat the day before then you should not. The bowel prep will clear everything out. Make sure you are meant not to eat ... Read More
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