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Are There Any Natural Bowel Preps I Can Use Before My Colonoscopy
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
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Is there a difference what kind of bowel prep is done for a colonoscopy as long as the end result is the same?
Taking Citrafleet as bowel prep prior to colonoscopy. Is it ok to eat something light a few hours later since you took your first sachet before second?
Clear liquids only: You need your bowel free of any residue which means not eating any regular food for 24 hours before the colonoscopy. You can only have clear liquids which includes sodas, water, Tea/coffee(black only) pulp-free juices and jello, but stopping everything 4 hours before the procedure. ...Read more
Probably: not a good thing. call your endoscopist and notify them as they may decide to cancel or suggest another prep to try to salvage the procedure. ...Read more
Yes: Yes so that your colon is clean enough. If you choose not to, the endoscopist may not be able to see everything' could potentially miss a lesion, and with an inadequate prep, i usually recommend that i repeat the scope much sooner than if i was comfortable i could see everything well. E.G repeat in 5 yrs instead of 10. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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