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I am prepping for a colonoscopy. is it safe to drink green kool aid jammers? my colonoscopy is monday and it is now saturday.

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Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: There are many different mechanical bowel preparations prior to colonoscopy. Most involve a clear liquid diet the day or two before the procedure. Usually all liquids you can see through are ok, just not red or purple drinks.
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Dr. Olaf Johansen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Though try to avoid anything with red color such as red gatoraide or red jello...Can be confused with blood at the time of colonoscopy.
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Last updated May 5, 2016

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