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What is the typical preparation for a colonoscopy?

What is the typical preparation for a colonoscopy?

Liquids and laxative: On the before the colonoscopy, you will be on a liquid diet all day and either drink an electrolyte solution or take a series of tablets-both of which will induce diarrhea. The prep usually takes 3 to 4 hours to run its course. ...Read more

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What should I do in preparation for a colonoscopy?

What should I do in preparation for a colonoscopy?

Do a bowel prep: Stay on a clear liquid the day befor the colonoscopy. Your endoscopist should give you a prep sheet outlining the kind of laxative you should use to cleanse your colo. ...Read more

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What procedures are used in preparation for karyotyping?

What procedures are used in preparation for karyotyping?

One sample at a time: A blood sample is spun down and the white cells are separated into at least 3 tissue culture media sets. An amnio sample is spun down, the cells resuspended and divided into three tissue culture sets. Of primary importance: only one sample is ever set up at a time. No other sample is near another until the cultures have been completely set up and labeled. That prevents mixing up two babies by mistake ...Read more

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Is there any preparation necessary before the colonoscopy?

Yes: And most physicians / centers have a specific routine of dietary changes with laxatives, so it is ver important to follow the instructions given to you. One of the most important factors for a quality colonoscopy is an excellent prep. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for getting through my preparations for a colonoscopy?

Several Tips: Don't drink your prep too fast. You are more likely to get nausea and vomiting if you chug too fast. Also, don't chill your prep too much. Really cold liquids slow down gastric emptying. Also, the closer you take the prep to the time of colonoscopy, the cleaner your prep will be. ...Read more

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What preparation is required for ercp?

What preparation is required for ercp?

ERCP: My god, yes. There is ine GI in the area that does them with few indications. Complications are bleeding, pancreatitis, infection, perforation and death. ...Read more

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What is adrenosine nuclear test preparation?

What is adrenosine nuclear test preparation?

No caffeine 24 hrs: Among other things to withhold, caffeine is probably the most important as it negates the effect of adenosine, preventing any stress. Other common things are don't eat for at least 4 hours prior to the test, no chocolate, stop some medications. Call the testing office for their specific protocol. ...Read more

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Is the preparation for a colonoscopy really uncomfortable?

Is the preparation for a colonoscopy really uncomfortable?

Depends: I find that several preps suprep, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) snapple prep are fairly tolerable. The traditional 4 liters of GoLytely was very difficult to take and did not taste that great. Some patients still use it today, but there are much easier, better preps. ...Read more

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What to do in preparation for pregnancy?

What to do in preparation for pregnancy?

Prenatal Time: Every OB or family doctor i know recommends that the female attempting to get pregnant or who is pregnant pick out a good and thorough book on pregnancy. These pre-natal guides have the basic answers to the common questions so that expectant moms are well informed as to what to expect and what to watch out for. Please find a good pre-natal guide book and read it. ...Read more

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What are the preparations and checklist to get pregnant?

What are the preparations and checklist to get pregnant?

Health Check: Start prenatal vitamins Genetic history of parents. If Positive, genetic counseling prior to conception Healthy pre-pregnancy weight, Exercise Routine stop smoking, alcohol and recreational drugs Menstrual calendar Medical Problem checklist such as Diabetes Mellitus or High Blood Pressure. Make sure your medications are safe for pregnancy. If Diabetic, make sure your blood sugar is normal. ...Read more

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What preparations are required before having a colospy?

What preparations are required before having a colospy?

You need: to discuss this with your endoscopist but generally the day before is a bowel prep that includes clear liquids all day and some type of purgative that is at the discretion of your endoscopist. You also usually have to stop any meds that may interfere with your ability to clot in case of polyps or need for biopsy; again that is preference of your endoscopist ...Read more

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How repair undercuts during crown preparation?

How repair undercuts during crown preparation?

Lab: Most commonly the undercuts, if there are any, are blocked out in the lab. Occasionally the lab will make a index/guide for the dentist to use to modify the shape of the tooth before delivery of the crown. Before or during the preparation for a crown, a dentist may use any number of materials to block out undercuts. ...Read more

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Double red cell donation preparation. Any tips?

Nothing specific: Eat well 1-2 d prior (red meat and/or dark leafy greens good choices), hydrate well shortly before donation appointment. Continue to hydrate and eat well for 1-2 d after. Return cycle feels a little cool, other than that and using pheresis machine, not too much different feeling than 'regular' donation. Thanks!! ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter preparation for blemishes?

What is the best over-the-counter preparation for blemishes?

Salicylic acid wash: Getting started on a cleanser that has salicylic acid in it can help control breakouts. Beyond that there are many topicals available that most people are resistent to; which is why they are over the counter and not that useful. Review your situation with your doctor and start a plan of management that will be helpful to your type of acne. ...Read more

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What kind of food should I store in preparation for a radioactive disaster?

What kind of food should I store in preparation for a radioactive disaster?

All food: could potentially become contaminated when exposed to radiation. A radiation proof storage system is what you need for both food and water. Then, in addition to medical/sanitaton supplies you need emergency heat, lighting and communication sources. Also, in a nuclear disease you might need a geiger counter, gas mask(s), fallout meter, potassium iodide tablets, among other things. ...Read more

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What are some ways to stave off hunger the day before a colonoscopy (during preparation)?

You can have clear: Liquids the day before unless advised otherwise. I tell my pts to drink a lot of fluids with the prep to keep flushing the colon. You can also have broth chick/beef and jello (avoid red). Solid food is not allowed. Its worth controlling your hunger for one day than to have to repeat the procedure if not adequately prepped. ...Read more

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Im 55 yrs old and never had a colonoscpy yet is there an easier test to take the preparation the day before scares me.

Im 55 yrs old and never had a colonoscpy yet is there an easier test to take the preparation the day before scares me.

What are you asking?: Are you asking for an alternative colon screening modality--there are several (fecal dna testing, ct colonography, air contrast barium enema plus sigmoidoscopy, etc.). Any look at the colon will however require a preparation, but the only colon test that permits therapeutics through the entire colon (e.g. Removal of detected polyps) rather than just a diagnostic look, is in fact a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What are the best diet preparations to start a family, for the woman (mid 30's) and the man (late 30's) to produce a healthy baby?

What are the best diet preparations to start a family, for the woman (mid 30's) and the man (late 30's) to produce a healthy baby?

Avoid toxins: Eat a balanced diet rich in vegetables. A good prenatal vitamin containing Folic Acid is a good idea even prior to becoming pregnant. Don't smoke. Don't drink. Avoid toxins, there are some who believe that excess fish consumption can be a problem due to possible mercury contamination. Exercise and have a positive attitude. ...Read more

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What food group is the almond located? and What is some proper nutrition to eat for intense exam preparation?

What food group is the almond located?
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What is some proper nutrition to eat for intense exam preparation?

Almonds are nuts: and fatty so fall into the Fat macronutrient group. Good fats re good for the brain and memory, i.e., coconut oil, olive oil, and nuts. Avoid junk food. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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