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can you eat jolly ranchers hard candy before a colonoscopy

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: As long as the candy is being consumed during the prep time, that should be fine.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
50 years experience Family Medicine
Colonoscopy: I see no reason can't. For fun tell doctor swallowed glass eye so can keep an eye on him.
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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Most likely, yes: As you know, you must not consume red/purple colored fluids during your prep as they can compromise the colonoscopy exam quality. I would avoid red/p ... Read More
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Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Ok to do day before colonoscopy.
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A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
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
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Today but probably good to hold off on Wednesday and Thursday
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: The hard candies will dissolve into soft or liquid form before they reach your bowel. While they are not quite clear, they are close enough. And the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: They dissolve completely and are no problem. Suggest you avoid the red and purple.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Follow your MD's: instructions , may not hurt bit if bowel is not prepped well procedure will be cancelled and you have to repeat. Best thing speak to your doctor .
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Don't take iron pills.
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.

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