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A 26-year-old female asked:

Can i have werther's original caramel hard candies the day before my colonoscopy? i am on a clear liquid diet.

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: The hard candies will dissolve into soft or liquid form before they reach your bowel. While they are not quite clear, they are close enough. And the volume they would produce would be very small. I probably would not do more than 5 or 6 of them, though; maybe 10 at the most. None on day of procedure. Clearer/lighter hard candy would be better. Keep up the water!! Good luck!
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