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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Glycerin suppository: Buy some glycerin suppositories, use one as directed. That should open the floodgates for all of the things you took from above to empty your colon.
Dr. Rachel Chastanet
34 years experience Bariatrics
Enema: Try a Fleets Enema (these are sold over-the-counter). You can also take over-the counter magnesium citrate orally or several servings of Miralax (pol ... Read More
Dr. Mabria Loqman
38 years experience Bariatrics
Reschedule Colonosco: Without a good bowel preparation, colonoscopy will not give enough information. Speak to the doctor doing the colonoscopy and see if this should be de ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Try Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) with the clear flavored gatorade. It may make it easier for you. Usually, each dose of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Possibly: The prep called GoLytly is polyethelyne glycol which when ingested causes an outpouring of body fluid into the GI tract which can lead to dehydration. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Initially, you will have brown stool-colored results after colonoscopy prep. Eventually the goal is clear return or clear-ish with occasional flecks ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Call your doctor: Speak to the doctor (or the one covering) who prescribed the prep, and who is probably doing the procedure. You may not need to complete the entire t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
It is : Possible but not recommended. A clear liquid is anything you can see through and most yogurts I have seen are not clear!
A member asked:
Dr. Kyle Cologne
13 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: The prep is an electrolyte or osmotic solution designed to keep fluid within the bowel wall and cause diarrhea. Taking a dose in a short time will not ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: They dissolve completely and are no problem. Suggest you avoid the red and purple.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Some of the: Older preps could have irritated an already inflamed colon, but if your colitis is in remission, currently used preps should not cause a flair.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Some times : If you have significant diarrheal losses from the prep there can be some electrolyte changes. In most patients these are mild and get corrected. If yo ... Read More
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