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What foods can I eat the day before my colonoscopy?

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

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Which types of food can I eat 2 days before the colonoscopy?

Which types of food can I eat 2 days before the colonoscopy?

Anything, generally: Depending on your doctor's preparation, you can often eat a regular diet until the day before your colonoscopy. A light breakfast the day before, and clear liquids all day before your procedure is generally adequate. Remember though, anything you put in your face before your scope, will have to come out with the prep! ...Read more

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How long to do you have to not eat food when having a colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy Prep: The prep for a colonoscopy might differ from doctor to doctor, but generally speaking most will advise that the patient eat no solid food while the preparation of the bowel is in progress. Clear fluids, however, are permitted. These include apple or cranberry juice, ginger ale, jello and clear broth. ...Read more

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What kind of food can I eat the day before my colonoscopy procedure?

What kind of food can I eat the day before my colonoscopy procedure?

Liquids: No solid or soft foods ar allowed on the day of the prep. Any liquid that you can see through (clear liquids) is allowed--tea, black coffee, water, juces without pulp, broths, popsicles, hard candy (ie, jolly ranchers). Avoid any red colored fluids as they may give the tissue a bloody appearance and can be confusing. ...Read more

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I'm having a colonoscopy on October 14th. It says to not take iron for 2 weeks. Does that mean supplements or the food I eat?

I'm having a colonoscopy on October 14th. It says to not take iron for 2 weeks. Does that mean supplements or the food I eat?

Supplements.: Iron supplements can cause your stool to be black, thick and difficult to clear. This could cause the doc to miss something or even worse to have to abort and reschedule your procedure! You wouldn't want that. ...Read more

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Have colonoscopy nxt fri. Due to pain when I eat, no food in few days. What effect will mag. Nit. Prep have on me after no food only liq.4 many days.?

Risk of colon preps: You are appropriately concerned about risks of colon preps. Regardless of type (lavage & osmotic agents, irritant laxatives, enemas) consideration should be given to: age, size, co-morbidlities, nutritional & hydration debilities, mobility, & help at home. Up to 50% may have nausea, vomiting, fullness/bloating, anal irritation. Greater risks result from fluid & electrolyte imbalance. Talk w/doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having a colonoscopy thursday at 1 pm I cant eat my dr office said to take my metoprololo will it make me sick without food I can drink liquids?

I'm having a colonoscopy thursday at 1 pm I cant eat my dr office said to take my metoprololo will it make me sick without food I can drink liquids?

Bowel prep: Bowel preparation for colonoscopy usually involves a liquid diet the day before. Call the doctors office that is doing the colonoscopy to find out about what you can and cannot drink. They will set you right. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is a snack I can eat the night before my colonoscopy/gastroscopy? Doc said no solid food, what is ok to eat?

What is a snack I can eat the night before my colonoscopy/gastroscopy? Doc said no solid food, what is ok to eat?

Liquids only: You can drink all the water you want. Some low residue foods like Jello are ok but no solids once you get to within 24 hours of the Colonscopic examination. You can drink tea and some of the sodas up until 12 hours before procedure...after that water only.
Your Gastroenterologist will have a standard instructions which you should obtain from him or his nurse and follow them exactly. After ...Read more

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How to tell doctor? I have a colonoscopy coming up but I can't be on clear liquid diet I have to eat food with my meds how to I tell my doctor?

How to tell doctor? I have a colonoscopy coming up but I can't be on clear liquid diet I have to eat food with my meds how to I tell my doctor?

Your doctor: Should know what medications you're taking, and be able to advise you appropriately. Talk with your doctor openly about your plans. If you present to radiology with solids still in your colon, they won't be able to do your study. You and your doctor need to devise an appropriate plan. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy 4 and 9yr ago neg. Parent had colon ca. No hemoccult done til recent food poisoning; 1 is +. Is virtual or visual colonoscopy best? Feelok

Colonoscopy 4 and 9yr ago neg. Parent had colon ca. No hemoccult done til recent food poisoning; 1 is +. Is virtual or visual colonoscopy best? Feelok

Optical vs virtual: While both optical colonoscopy & CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) examine the lower GI tract, & both require inflation of the colon with air, the optical exam offers several potential advantages in your case where your risk of finding a lesion is high (due to family history & finding occult blood): it is performed sedated; it permits biopsies of inflamed tissue & permits removal of lesions. ...Read more

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Wat cause vomiting after eat, especially after greasy food. Vomit is always greasy. Hida scan, colonoscopy, endoscopy, gastric emptying scan, all normal!

Wat cause vomiting after eat, especially after greasy food. Vomit is always greasy. Hida scan, colonoscopy, endoscopy, gastric emptying scan, all normal!

GE reflux: Hida scan does check the function of gall bladder in conjunction with ultrasound. Usually when normal leads away from gb as issue. Gastric emptying has solid and liquid versions, one can be normal while other abnormal. Sounds like part of the problem is gastroesophageal reflux.May need change in medications and diet, elimination of foods upsetting your stomach. ...Read more

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After I eat fiber foods I get bloated and abdominal discomfort. Been having constipation problems. Colonoscopy endoscopy CT scan normal. Why is this?

After I eat fiber foods I get bloated and abdominal discomfort. Been having constipation problems. Colonoscopy endoscopy CT scan normal. Why is this?

Hi gh fiber: Foods with inadequate fluids or excessive caffeine or alcohol will cause your symptoms. Drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, more if you exercise. ...Read more

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63 year-old woman still has continuous mild stomach pain affecting her daily life, despite 3 yrs of medical treatment for gastritis found after.....?

63 year-old woman still has continuous mild stomach pain affecting her daily life, despite 3 yrs of medical treatment for gastritis found after.....?

Interesting: From your treatment so far it looks like that you have had a good workup. Two things may have been overlooked like your diet, your emotional situation. Your obesity might indicate irritating and poor choice of foods. Snoring might indicate restless sleep that may indicate an ear, nose & throat problem or a psychiatric problem. Please consult with your family physician. & see him/her for a referral to a psychologist. ...Read more

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Exactly what foods can I have before my colonoscopy which is in seven days.

Exactly what foods can I have before my colonoscopy which is in seven days.

Clear liquids: Are recommended for the colonoscopy prep in order to optimize visualization. Clear liquids are: water (plain/carbonated/flavored); fruit juice without pulp; fruit-flavored bevs; soda; sports drinks; gelatin; tea/coffee (no milk/cream); clear, fat-free bouillon; hard candy; ice pops. Following the prep instructions exactly gives you the best chance of having the most accurate examination. Good wishes ...Read more

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I have a colonoscopy tomorrow and have done all the prep. However, I can see food bits in the toilet and it's a cloudy brown. Okay to have procedure?

I have a colonoscopy tomorrow and have done all the prep. However, I can see food bits in the toilet and it's a cloudy brown. Okay to have procedure?

Probably: Make sure you drank all the proper fluids, you will be releasing waste for hours to come so its likely the colon will be clean by the time of the procedure ...Read more

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Not digest food, abdominal pain, depression, and I have a colonoscopy?

Not digest food, abdominal pain, depression, and I have a colonoscopy?

Could you rephrase?: I'm not sure I'm understanding your question very well. Sounds like you've got a colonoscopy scheduled due to problems with digestion and abdominal pain. Can you explain what you mean by "not digest food" as in are you suffering from vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation or a combination of all those things? ...Read more

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I am having a colonoscopy tomorrow. / I have followed all instructions / Re clear liquids today / no food/ light jello / my question is can I have li?

Well: Did you drink you golytlie? You have to have cleaned the colon completely. So if this is not done pointless to do the colonoscopy for the doctor cannot see anything. The colon must be completely cleaned out ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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