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colonoscopy prep how long does it take

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Bates
8 years experience Family Medicine
No time at all: your colonoscopy prep should have been done with Go-lytely a mixture of laxity r and electrolytes which stops any electrolyte depletion. If not, you c ... Read More
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Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Should not take time: Bowel prep done for routine colonoscopy will not alter electrolytes significantly , minimum shift into gut will correct itself easily. drink fluids in ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Gross
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
2 days: I believe 2 days should do it
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
28 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends on the prep: Frequently, I use Dulcolax to speed up GI transit and reduce the amount of time. Usually i tell patients to alot at least 3 hours after they finish th ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
29 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Suprep, movie prep, golyte.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Wodnicki
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Let things happen: Allow nature takes its course.
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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!
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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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