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A male asked:

Can i drink almond, coconut, soy or lactaid milk before a colonoscopy?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
It's not advisable: Instructions for prepping before a colonoscopy suggest CLEAR liquids, which would exclude any form of milk. The fats in milk, which make it appear creamy, could obscure something along the lining of the bowel if not perfectly prepped. Clear liquids are WATER, fruit juices without pulp (apple, white grape), lemonade, carbonated soda, gelatin, clear broth, tea/coffee without cream. Good luck!

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