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Things to eat before colonoscopy

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

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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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
47 years experience
Avoid red/orange: The red jello leave a liquid that can be confused with fresh blood. Better to avoid. Other colors are fine.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Colonoscopy: If you were advised not to eat during your colonoscopy prep then I would avoid the clear gummy bears. You want to have your colon as cleaned out as po... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Generally, avoid red food products before your colonoscopy.