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Drinking ensure before colonoscopy

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Probably yes: The usual dictum has been to remain on clear liquids the day before a colonoscopy exam. However, not uncommonly do we perform a colonoscopy on these p... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Yes: In fact, most facilities where colonoscopies are performed, will make sure that you can handle some liquids/solid food before you leave.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 35 years experience
Water and salts: Generally most colon preps are made of water and a mix of salts to both replace those expected to be washed out by the prep, but also to make it "neut... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Drink it a bit more slowly. Is he passing all liquid stool yet? If yes, he is on the right track since some liquid stool can be removed during the pro... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Bressie
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Thanks : Thanks for your question. Generally we advise patients not to drive or operate any heavy machinery until the following day after a colonoscopy, becau... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Follow instructions: Colon prep instructions will be given to you, just follow them carefully. Usually you are allowed to have liquids until 12 hours before doing the proc... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Osmo prep : Osmo prep or golyte is the bowel prep to take before a colonoscopy.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kim
Colon and Rectal Surgery 37 years experience
Clear liquids: Typical bowel prep instructions for a colonoscopy include a clear liquid diet the day prior to your colonoscopy or any oral liquid that you can see th... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Drink it all to be sure the prep is good. The worst would be to do "most" of the prep (which is absolutely no fun) but then get to the colonoscopy an... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Follow instructions: The procedure center will instruct you to not eat or drink from the night before, except for a galon of colon prep (golytely) solution used to clean t... Read More