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A 73-year-old female asked:

can the laxative prep for colonoscopy cause gall bladder attacks?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Not really: Colon prep is mainly laxative. Gallbladder attack comes from Fatty food.Some times the gall stone blocks the Ampula of Vater an opening at the Duodenum can may cause the attack.
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 13 years experience
Possible: Theoretically speaking is possible. Anything that stimulates the digestive system can potentially trigger a biliary colic (gallbladder attack) . Certainly there are certain foods and substances that can do it more than others .
Dr. Boris Sheynin
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
It may: Potentially it could. More likely, though, it may cause colonic spasms, which in the right place could be difficult to tell from gall bladder attack

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