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is it ok to drink milk after colonoscopy

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Yes: You will be doing your cleanse the day before and this will have probably cleared out by then anyway. If not, the cleanse will take care of it. Good L ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
It's not advisable: Instructions for prepping before a colonoscopy suggest CLEAR liquids, which would exclude any form of milk. The fats in milk, which make it appear cr ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 years experience Internal Medicine
No: This can lead to residues and inadequate prep.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
NPO: Means nothing by mouth. Iv sedation is usually recommended to minimize any discomfort. Hence, npo for 6-8 hours before surgery. You are not allowed t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Wait a day: Most people have some level of sedation with their colonoscopy and it would not be ideal to mix alcohol with these medications. The bowel prep also c ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the test: You should discuss the matter with your doctor who will be ordering the test. Generally it is better to be fasting for blood tests and have the test i ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin O'neil
27 years experience Urogynecology
No: The difference between whole milk, 2%, 1% and skim has to do with the fat content. For most adults, they don't need the extra fat but do need the pro ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes It is ok: with breastfeeding, as it is a bulk laxative, acts locally in the bowel, no systemic absorption, so won't be secreted in the breast milk,
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood test & alcohol: Not a good idea.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: In my opinion, it is not a good idea to drink diet anything, especially in the amounts many drink them. I prefer water, and getting creative with wate ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Don't take iron pills.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Sure.: You likely won't get as much benefit from it as your newborn or baby would (i.e. Protective antibodies), but assuming you share other bodily fluids - ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: I assume you add water and drink it
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Post-op Instructions: I would wait at least 3 or 4 days. Pose all your questions to the dentist who extracted your tooth and who is responsible for your well being and afte ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No!: It is never ok to drink alcohol before surgery no matter how nervous you may legitimately feel. Alcohol makes the platelets less effective so you are ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Fasting: Sorry, no.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
How much wine??: If you are using musinex, i assume you have an upper respiratory or sinus infection. Alcohol does reduce the ability of the body to fight off infecti ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Massage: A glass of wine should relax you.
A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sure: Reward yourself for this good deed in whatever way you want.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Nally
38 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Drinking a milk low in fat (like skim milk) should not cause problems with the GI side effects while using xenical. The fat containing milks like 1%, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: Drinking soy milk (or cow's milk) is safe while you have a cold and will not affect the duration of your sickness.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: yes
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
It can be good : Warm milk can help you fall asleep and sleep better. It has tryptophan which relaxes you.
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