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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
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

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: In fact, most facilities where colonoscopies are performed, will make sure that you can handle some liquids/solid food before you leave.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Never heard of it: The doctor who orders colonoscopy would be able to guide you best. Call him or her or their nurse to help you and guide you further.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
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Dr. Matthew Bressie
24 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
Osmo prep : Osmo prep or golyte is the bowel prep to take before a colonoscopy.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kim
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
20 years experience Nuclear Medicine
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

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