A 22-year-old male asked:
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what happens if bowel prep does not eliminate enough stool content and u feel constipated. how can this affect colonoscopy procedure ?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
You will be...: ...invited back for a re-look after a better prep. To avoid this, take only clear liquids the entire day before your test, and follow all instructions provided by your provider regarding the timing and completion of your prep solution (yes, drink the WHOLE thing please).
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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