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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You don't need it: Your colon keeps itself clean naturally. If someone tells you that you may feel sick because of "toxic bowel settlement" or something similar and that ... Read More

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Dr. Leslie Leighton
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): very safe
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Can you clarify?: "Colon cleanses" are scams that target good, ordinary people and give them the idea that they need to remove "toxic bowel settlement" or something equ ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
It doesn't. : The idea of colon cleansing is based on a misunderstanding of anatomy & physiology. Your colon is actually outside of you. You actually surround a spa ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Good hi fiber: diet, 80-100 oz caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily; more if you do strenuous activity. Do NOT waste your money on colon cleansers as they are not ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orlando Puente
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
See below: Bottle of mag citrate one time followed by a fleets enema 4/5 hrs later.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Nothing: It is not necessary nor recommended. It is just a money maker for those selling it and has no scientific evidence for benefit. Eat a high fiber diet, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maz Ghodsian
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon Cleanse: You have posed a great question which I commonly get asked in my practice. Colon cleanses are not necessary to cleanse your colon . In fact, some over ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Colonoscopy: Only in preparation for colonoscopy or prior to surgery on colon. There is no health benefit from "colon cleanse" procedures.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Rush
12 years experience Gastroenterology
Why: Why are you doing a colon cleanse? Is it for a medical reason? These cleanses otherwise generally are not meaningful.

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