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how many hours before colonoscopy can I eat

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Bread with sauce?: Sure, in moderation please--

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
12 hours: you should have clear liquid diet the day before procedure and be NPO 12 hours before procedure
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
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
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
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 32-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
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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
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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
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A 34-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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
35 years experience General Surgery
No restrictions: Once your colonoscopy is completed, you should be allowed to resume a normal diet as soon as you are awake.

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