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How many hours before colonoscopy can I eat

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
See your doctor: Eric, this sounds like gastritis, or stomach inflammation. It usually gets worse after you eat. See your doctor. They can prescribe medications. If th... Read More

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Clear liquids only: You need your bowel free of any residue which means not eating any regular food for 24 hours before the colonoscopy. You can only have clear liquids w... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Yes: colonoscopy is there to examine the colon, one that has been cleaned out by oral meds such as GoLYTLY. This usually cleans out most of the bowel but ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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
A male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
No restrictions: Once your colonoscopy is completed, you should be allowed to resume a normal diet as soon as you are awake.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Follow the instructi: Your doctor's office should give you instructions to follow in order to have a good prep. Otherwise your test will be cancelled as the preparation is ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Liquids: No solid or soft foods ar allowed on the day of the prep. Any liquid that you can see through (clear liquids) is allowed--tea, black coffee, water, ju... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Follow the instructi: They give you very strict instructions which you should follow. There is need to empty your colon, so eat light foods today and they may limit it to l... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No: “Clear” soup would be chicken broth, vegetable broth type soups that are “clear”. Any creamy soup or cloudy soup that you cannot see through is not c... Read More