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how long befor having my colonoscopy should I stop drinking the prep liquid

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Am concerned about: anybody who asks about whether they can or cannot drink with some procedure or with drug X, because that is a red flag that drinking alcohol is too im ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
When its gone: continue the prep till its gone to get the best results.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Ask your doctor: You certainly need to avoid it after midnight the night before the procedure, since you will likely have sedation with these tests, but the final arbi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Keep drinking: Finish all liquid, and you will probably be ok. As long as the liquid is watery and without solids you should be ok.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Absolutely not!: Finish your colon prep, as per provided instructions. If the prep is inadequate, your colonoscopy will be too, and you'll be invited back with a bigge ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Stop right now pls: Aloe is commonly recommended for worm infestation, stomach disorders, colic, constipation, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, menstrual complaints, skin diso ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Bowel prep : Bowel preparation for colonoscopy usually involves a liquid diet the day before. Call the doctors office that is doing the colonoscopy to find out abo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Define clear liquids: "Clear liquids" are any food that is not solid at room or body temperature that will allow sunlight to pass through: ice pops, jello, broth or juices ... Read More
A 55-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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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Colonoscopy: You should be able to drink clear soup or other liquids, but check with your gastroenterologist.
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