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Can you eat anything the day before a colonoscopy

A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Iced liquid fine will never reach colon.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Yes: Should not be a problem.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
No: It is probably too late by now!
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Maybe: Yopu should follow the directions provided to you by your endoscopist and follow them exactly as instructed!
Dr. Carlo Contreras
A Verified Doctoranswered
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
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
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Generally, avoid red food products before your colonoscopy.
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
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
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
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
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