A 39-year-old member asked:
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what should i do in preparation for a colonoscopy?

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Dr. Farouk Tootla
50 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Do a bowel prep: Stay on a clear liquid the day befor the colonoscopy. Your endoscopist should give you a prep sheet outlining the kind of laxative you should use to cleanse your colo.
Answered on May 2, 2013
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