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I am having a colonoscopy/endoscopy. can i consume any type of protein shake/powder or solid food on mon., my papers just say to avoid food after 4pm?

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
No only liquid: You are supposed to be on liquid diet for two days prior while getting the prep to clean your colon and flush it from everything so it will be super clean during colonoscopy only water and juices and jello not even milk allowed . No milk shake or smoothies no solid food , you are getting very poor instructions and bad preparation for an important test any doubt call your doctor

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Last updated May 20, 2018

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