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Doctor insights on: Can I Eat Applesauce Before A Colonoscopy

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Can you eat applesauce before you get a colonoscopy?

Can you eat applesauce before you get a colonoscopy?

Yes: Ingest semisolids up to 12 hrs before colonoscopy. Then use GoLytly and take a Fleets emema the night before surgery. Problems are encountered when one consumes salads 24hrs before which are not digested well and then wind up in the colon plugging the colonoscope. ...Read more

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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I am having a colonoscopy tomorrow at 7:30am. I am drinking the gatoraid/miralax but I am still not satisfied. Can I eat applesauce or pudding?

No: Follow the colonoscopy preparation so that endoscopist will be able to see well your colon. Failure to have a clean bowl may result in poor visualization of your colon due to stool. ...Read more

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What can I eat after a colonoscopy?

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 you eat laffy taffy before a colonoscopy?

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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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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Colonoscopy. Can you eat red jello?

Avoid red/orange: The red jello leave a liquid that can be confused with fresh blood. Better to avoid. Other colors are fine. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat orange or green jello before a colonoscopy?

Usually its clear: Liquids the day before colonoscopy. Jello is fine but not oranges. Some people recommend avoiding red color jello so as not to creat any confusion during colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to eat yogurt during a colonoscopy prep?

It is: Possible but not recommended. A clear liquid is anything you can see through and most yogurts I have seen are not clear! ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to eat ornage jello before a colonoscopy?

Yes: We usually recommend our patients to not have anything red the day before a colonoscopy because things like red jello can look like blood during a procedure and this can be confusing at times for an endoscopist. ...Read more

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Can I have a boiled egg or something lite to eat I have a colonoscopy tomorrow 11:00am?

Can I have a boiled egg or something lite to eat I have a colonoscopy tomorrow 11:00am?

Generally no: Typically you need to adhere to a clear liquid diet the day before your colonoscopy and you need to complete an oral bowel preparation. A clear liquid diet is any liquid you can see through when poured into a cup (juice, broth, clear sodas, popsicles, jello, etc). If you don't adhere to these things, the quality of your colonoscopy will be poor. Contact your GI doctor for details. ...Read more

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I have an appt. To get my colonoscopy and I keep getting blocked. Can eat or drink anything?

Follow instructions: The procedure center will instruct you to not eat or drink from the night before, except for a galon of colon prep (golytely) solution used to clean the colon in preparation for the colonoscopy. You should have the information on proper prep. ...Read more

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What can you eat after colonoscopy? Tried and vomitted noodle, cracker, soda... What else can I try?

Should eat anything.: If your colonoscopy was normal and there were no complications, you should be able to eat anything you want as soon as the anesthesia effects are gone. ...Read more

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Do I really need to not eat anything at all before my colonoscopy, or are a few bites of jell-o okay?

Do I really need to not eat anything at all before my colonoscopy, or are a few bites of jell-o okay?

Stay hydrated: Stay hydrated and follow the instructions given to you by your doctor. Failing to drink all of the prep solution and eating will lead to low quality colonoscopy. ...Read more

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The day prior to colonoscopy other the the 3 liters of water with the adequate solution what else can we eat?

Colonoscopy: The day prior to colonoscopy, you should not have solid foods. These are some items you are allowed to have: water, apple, white grape juice, broth, coffee or tea (without milk or creamer), clear carbonated beverages such as ginger ale or lemon-lime soda, gatorade or other sport drinks (not red or blue). You should have all these information in your instruction for the prep. ...Read more

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Having a colonoscopy @53. If I have it done in the am will I be able to attend a function at night and how long before I can eat and drink.

I think so.: If your colonoscopy was uneventful in the morning, you may attend a function in the evening, but better if somebody drives you, and you can start eating and drinking, do not overdo. ...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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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

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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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What should I eat today and tomorrow im having a colonoscopy on thursday morning?

Clear liquids: Depending on the type of bowel prep and physician preference, usually a light breakfast followed by clear liquids only the day before the procedure is sufficient. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat orange jello during my colonoscopy prep?

Yes and no.: Avoid red and purple, but orange doesn't usually cause much problem. Be sure to consume a lot of liquids, too. Check with your doctor's office, they might have unique restrictions/limitations. The red jello can get confused with fresh blood! ...Read more

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What can we eat after doing colonoscopy and upper endoscopy?

Light meal: If it was normal procedure without complications, light meal to start, some soup, not too heavy, not too spicy. Plenty of water. Then advance as tolerated. ...Read more