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what should a person eat after an endoscopy

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Afterward: You may eat after you have recovered from sedation. I would avoid alcohol and spicy or acidic foods the first 24 hours.
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Dr. Mark Pleatman
39 years experience Bariatrics
Clear liquids only: The main concern of the doctor is to have the stomach empty when you are given sedation. Some patients vomit when given the medications, putting them ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
No: You should not eat for 6 hours prior to an endoscopy.
Dr. Anne-marie Marcoux
37 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: The purpose of an endoscopy is th view the stomach and first part of the small intestine. Dangerous to give IV sedation to someone who has eaten for ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Soon: If everything went well you can start eating and drinking when you are completely awake from the anesthesia.
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Dr. Sylvie Stacy
9 years experience Preventive Medicine
Probably not: I'm not sure what procedure you're referring to, though it sounds like it may be a colonoscopy. If so, it is standard to not be able to eat solid food ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
16 years experience General Surgery
Light meal: If it was normal procedure without complications, light meal to start, some soup, not too heavy, not too spicy. Plenty of water. Then advance as tole ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Ask your doc: Usually before you go in for egd (upper endoscopy), your performing doc would send instructions outlining what you can do and when. If you have not re ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Uusally: clear liquids are allowed TRY SIPPING ICE WATER! Just athought Good luck tomorrow Dr Z
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Reflux: You likely have acid reflux despite the normal endoscopy findings. A pH monitor would be more accurate. Consider avoiding eating/drinking at least 2 ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Bread with sauce?: Sure, in moderation please--
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Dilation: I am not sure of the exact reason for the dilation, but in a sense dilation is not a cure. You have some process that needed to have dilation. That al ... Read More
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