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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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Am i able to take my insilin after had to drink some real soda and i ate fruit i n the can (regular?

Am i able to take my insilin after had to drink some real soda and i ate fruit i n the can (regular?

Likely yes: Check your sugar. And get back on track to regular diet and timing of meds. The issues are not enough food and too much insulin, or the other way. ...Read more

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I was wondering if i know i'm going to eat something I am slightly allergic to, should I eat allergy medicine before hand?

I was wondering if i know i'm going to eat something I am slightly allergic to, should I eat allergy medicine before hand?

Possibly: The best approach is to avoid the food especially if the reaction is severe. Taking allergy medication beforehand does not always help but may help if the reaction is very mild. People with food allergies should have an epinephrine auto injector in the event of reactions especially if it is hard to avoid the food. An allergist can evaluate your allergy and make appropriate treatment plans. ...Read more

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Am I going to give myself diabetes if I never eat whole wheat?

Am I going to give myself diabetes if I never eat whole wheat?

Not that simple : It depends on your diet as a whole. If you maintain a healthy weight, eat a balanced diet, and have good genes, you can keep your risk of getting diabetes low. ...Read more

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Before I eat i'm starving but when I begin to eat I can't take two to three bites without being full. What should I do to solve this?

Before I eat i'm starving but when I begin to eat I can't take two to three bites without being full. What should I do to solve this?

See your doc: Early satiety (get full real fast): alarm symptom. Can be seen with inflammation of stomach/duodenum, ulcer of same, mass pressing on stomach from other organs, e.g. Liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, lymph nodes; poor emptying of stomach, other causes. See your doc if this lasts more than a day or so, recurs, associated bleeding, other symptoms. ...Read more

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I forgot about my clear diet and took dairy 48hrs prior to my colonoscopy. what should I do now?

I forgot about my clear diet and took dairy 48hrs prior to my colonoscopy. what should I do now?

Call your doctor...: ...who will want to know how much dairy you consumed, and how compliant otherwise you were with his/her prep instructions. Appropriate to what they hear, they may ask you to proceed with colonoscopy as scheduled, or reschedule. ...Read more

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I want to know why I am gaining weight even though I am not able to eat and have had diarrhea for 3 weeks?

I want to know why I am gaining weight even though I am not able to eat and have had diarrhea for 3 weeks?

Weight diary: Food is not the only one, how about fluids? Have been drinking more than normal? Are using the same scale? Is the weight increments are significant or just tiny? Consider a diary for your meals, bowel movement and weights. ...Read more

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I am a 16 year old female. I am going to do a 10 day totalbody cleanse. I think i need it because i don't feel up to par.Is doing this okay?

I am a 16 year old female. I am going to do a 10 day totalbody cleanse. I think i need it because i don't feel up to par.Is doing this okay?

Not really : There is no evidence this sort of thing helps anything or anyone other than the person/company selling it. See your doctor. Could be your doxepin. ...Read more

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What should I eat or not eat the day before colonscopy prep begins? Can I binge since I will get cleaned out?

What should I eat or not eat the day before colonscopy prep begins? Can I binge since I will get cleaned out?

Prep. for colonoscop: Fasting for at least 12 hours & using what the doctor gave you to cleanse your bowels before the procedure, not binging. ...Read more

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I had an appendix surgery two years back. Since then, i havebeen unable to digest properly meat and fatty foods. I vomitwhenever i eat. What should I do?

I had an appendix surgery two years back. Since then, i havebeen unable to digest properly meat and fatty foods. I vomitwhenever i eat. What should I do?

Biliary disease: Vomiting after eating fatty foods could be a symptom of biliary disease. Appendectomy patients carry a small increased risk and incidence of biliary disease compared to patients without a prior appendectomy, about 15%. Okay to get evaluated by your regular doc, ask for RUQ ultrasound to access your gallbladder for stones, a tech hida can help if us is normal. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi i just had gallbladder removed one year ago i want to know what to eat and don, t eat after it removed thanks I am on diat?

Hi i just had gallbladder removed one year ago i want to know what to eat and don, t eat after  it removed   thanks I am on diat?

ANYTHING: Once the symptomatic gallbladder has been removed, you have absolutely no dietary restrictions. The gallbladder does not make bile, and all the bile your liver makes is still there and still enters the GI tract. Of course, i recommend a balanced diet, but go ahead and enjoy your favorite fatty treat on occasion. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am so afraid I will poop during delivery. Should I give myself an enema before I go in?

I am so afraid I will poop during delivery. Should I give myself an enema before I go in?

See below: Discuss with your doctor if in labor dont eat can have doc examine you to see if you need an enema dont do with out doctors ok. ...Read more

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Milk w/ coffee is all i can consume every am before leaving house. Can't eat until 2 hrs later. What to do to help myself want to eat when i get up?

Habits: You have a habit. It has to be broken. That means you have to consciously choose to eat to break the over night fast until you have a new habit of eating something to get your metabolism started appropriately first thing in the morning. ...Read more

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I regrettably ate dinner late, ate 7:30 pm - how long do I have to wait for my stomach to empty so I can take my ambien CR?

I regrettably ate dinner late, ate 7:30 pm - how long do I have to wait for my stomach to empty so I can take my ambien CR?

2 hours : Normal gastric empty time is 2 hours post meal. Hi fat and GI motility issues aside, this should be fine. The food just delays absorption so drug would have less effect inducing sleep ...Read more

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I am hungry but when i eat i get slightly nauseated and have to talk myself into finishing. After i eat I am ok. No eating disorder.

I am hungry but when i eat i get slightly nauseated and have to talk myself into finishing. After i eat I am ok.  No eating disorder.

Vague: Nausea is a nonspecific symptom that can be triggered by many things, including pregnancy, ulcer disease, reflux, and central nervous system problems. If the problem persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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