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my doctor said that my bowel was too full of stool to do a colonoscopy even though i did the bowel prep. how is this possible?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: People who tend toward the constipated side may need more than a 1 day prep to adequately perform a colonoscopy.
Answered on Oct 20, 2012
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Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Unfortunately this can happen. Next time your doctor may suggest a liquid diet for a couple of days prior to the colonoscopy and they may also change the prep solution. Good luck!
Answered on Jan 16, 2013

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