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Am I allowed to eat anything before my colonoscopy?

Am I allowed to eat anything before my colonoscopy?

No: No- for 2 reasons-1/ it can make visualization more difficult, 2/ you will be sedated, and do not want to run the risk of aspirating food into your lungs. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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Could a colonoscopy or endoscopy allow the doctor to see the pancreas?

Could a colonoscopy or endoscopy allow the doctor to see the pancreas?

Only the duct system: Scopes are inside the intestines. The pancreas is external to the intestines. The opening of the duct leading from the pancreas into the intestines is visible. The endoscopist can enter that duct and inject a dye that will light up the ducts within the pancreas. This procedure can identify problems within the pancreatic duct system. ...Read more

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Been given conflicting information about breast feeding after a colonoacopy. Is there a sedative that would allow me to or do I need to wait 24 hr?

Been given conflicting information about breast feeding after a colonoacopy. Is there a sedative that would allow me to or do I need to wait 24 hr?

Best to pump 1st: Most of the usually used sedatives, e.g. Midazolam, propofol, and narcotics, e.g. Fentanyl are out of the system within several hours. To be on the safe side, best to pump a supply beforehand. And wait 24 hours. ...Read more

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What can I eat after a colonoscopy?

Nothing to gassy: Since most people are a little bloated after a colonoscopy, i tend to recommend foods that are not too gassy right after a colonoscopy. Otherwise, eat whatever you want. You just went through a tough ordeal so you deserve a treat! ...Read more

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Can i eat tofu 2 days before my colonoscopy?

Can i eat tofu 2 days before my colonoscopy?

Yes, if...: If a person enjoyed tofu without problems in the past, then she can have tofu the day before her colonoscopy... As long as she drinks the prep drink and clears everything out of her bowels the day prior to her procedure. ...Read more

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When can I eat after my colonoscopy procedure?

Avoid alcohol: You might want to avoid alcohol with that first meal. The alcohol can interact with the sedatives you are given and increase the effects of both. ...Read more

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Can you eat laffy taffy before a colonoscopy ?

No: No, when they tell you nothing by mouth for your procedure, they mean nothing. If you expect to get sedation for your procedure then your stomach needs to be as empty as possible. Otherwise there is a risk of vomiting and aspirating which can be serious, even fatal. So NO! no Laffy Taffy or anything else. Weren't you given explicit pre procedure instructions? ...Read more

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When can I eat normally again after a colonoscopy?

No restrictions: Once your colonoscopy is completed, you should be allowed to resume a normal diet as soon as you are awake. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat the day before my colonoscopy?

Follow the instructi: Your doctor's office should give you instructions to follow in order to have a good prep. Otherwise your test will be cancelled as the preparation is rigorous and lasts 2-3 days of no solids and using laxatives to clean up your intestines completely. ...Read more