Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

how long before a colonoscopy can you eat

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
37 years experience General Surgery
Colonoscopy Prep: The prep for a colonoscopy might differ from doctor to doctor, but generally speaking most will advise that the patient eat no solid food while the pr ... Read More
3
3 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Sedation: You will receive conscious sedation (typically versed and fentanyl) which can be pretty sedating. While most people do just fine, some can have pretty ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Nausea from these procedures is not common. You will be able to eat a few hours after the procedure, may be even sooner. As soon as you recover from t ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Avoid red/orange: The red jello leave a liquid that can be confused with fresh blood. Better to avoid. Other colors are fine.
1
1 thank
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arie Pelta
19 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Soon: When awake.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Just about now...: Some studies have shown decreases in the amount of semen, abnormal swimming in sperm, lower testosterone levels, and higher estrogen levels in marijua ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Nothing to gassy: Since most people are a little bloated after a colonoscopy, i tend to recommend foods that are not too gassy right after a colonoscopy. Otherwise, eat ... Read More
1
1 thank
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, if...: If a person enjoyed tofu without problems in the past, then she can have tofu the day before her colonoscopy... As long as she drinks the prep drink a ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Within an hour: Usually you can have fluids in recovery and should be able to eat abreakfast within 2 to 3 hours. This depends on how you feel and if you have any na ... Read More
1
1 thank
A male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
No: No, when they tell you nothing by mouth for your procedure, they mean nothing. If you expect to get sedation for your procedure then your stomach nee ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month