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stuff you drink before a colonoscopy

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
Osmo prep : Osmo prep or golyte is the bowel prep to take before a colonoscopy.

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Another option: To have enema.
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
New prep...: There is a new prescription laxative kit for colonoscopy called prepopik. It works just as well as the other preps but tastes 100% better. I took if ... Read More
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
Ask about options.: To be sure that the colonoscopy doctor is able to see the colon well - and not have to repeat the test, you must have your colon properly prepped. You ... Read More
A 47-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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: In fact, most facilities where colonoscopies are performed, will make sure that you can handle some liquids/solid food before you leave.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kim
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Clear liquids: Typical bowel prep instructions for a colonoscopy include a clear liquid diet the day prior to your colonoscopy or any oral liquid that you can see th ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Drink it all to be sure the prep is good. The worst would be to do "most" of the prep (which is absolutely no fun) but then get to the colonoscopy an ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
20 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Follow instructions: The procedure center will instruct you to not eat or drink from the night before, except for a galon of colon prep (golytely) solution used to clean t ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Take break...: Go for a walk, give it about 30 minutes and try again. It doesn't mean you have to chug the whole thing in a few minutes--just don't go hours between ... Read More
A 53-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 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Never easy!: Read page 897 - the section labeled: PEG. http://www.asge.org/assets/0/71542/71544/4424ba4c2f1e4df9baf1fe6e4e854b5b.pdf

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