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What prep is required for a partial colonoscopy

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chung-Han Lee
Medical Oncology 12 years experience
Lots of options: There are a lot of different regimens for doing a colonoscopy prep. It depends on your gastroenterologist what they prefer. Ultimate what they want is... Read More
Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Prep med and diet: There are several commercially available prescription bowel preps that your endoscopist can order prior to th exam. There is usually a modification of... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Lots of diarrhea: There will be some cramping and lots of diarrhea. I like to see the bowel prep looking like "mountain dew" and not "yoo hoo".
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Each doctor: Has their own preference based the effectiveness , most commonly used one is GoLytely (polyethylene glycol) , one of the most effective one speak t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Don't be eating : A delicious meal in front of them while they are taking their prep!
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy prep is becoming more popular for colonoscopy. It is performed only in some places, but if you google it you can find one near you. Bas... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
Stay hydrated: Drink water throughout the day to stay hydrated. The day before your prep, eat foods that are easy to digest - avoid fried foods, cream sauces, spicy... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Probably: Make sure you drank all the proper fluids, you will be releasing waste for hours to come so its likely the colon will be clean by the time of the proc... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
What to expect: The type of prep you use will give you very little variation in the end result.......Diarrhea. You should however make every attempt to follow the dir... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: They dissolve completely and are no problem. Suggest you avoid the red and purple.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
No, you shouldn't: It may mess up your preparation for colonoscopy.

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