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Can I Eat Breakfast The Day Before Colonoscopy
How many hours before gastroscopy/colonoscopy do I have to stop eating? Say I have it at 3pm, can I eat non solid food for breakfast?
Had a colonoscopy today and was told to avoid driving until after breakfast tomorrow am. Reason-impaired judgement. Is this really necessary?
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
Yes: Should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: It is probably too late by now! ...Read more
The day prior to colonoscopy other 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
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
I have a colonoscopy scheduled tomorrow afternoon. Can I eat chocolate jello or chocolate pudding today (the day before procedure)?
Colonoscopy scheduled next week. I already go 4 or 5 times a day and barely eat. Should I take the entire prep? I'm afraid of dehydration.
On the day before a colonoscopy, should I take the laxative solution before or after I eat dinner?
After: The purpose is to wash out your colon, so if you take the solution after dinner it will wash out the colon. ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy Thursday. I can't eat all day tomorrow. Can I drink slim fast for some calories?
The purpose of limiting diet prior to colonoscopy is to have a relatively clean bowel when the scope is passed for visualization of the bowel lining. Solid foods should be eliminated but liquids should be used to prevent dehydration. On the preceding day oral GOLYTLY is taken and in many instances a Fleets enema is also used.
No problem in using Slim Fast ...Read more
Sometimes I poop 3 times a day even if I don't eat a lot. Had colonoscopy which was normal. Upper GI only showed GERD. Am I ok? Scared of multiple BMs
Bowel movements: This is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about. ...Read more
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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
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
What can you eat after colonoscopy? Tried and vomitted noodle, cracker, soda... What else can I try?
Do I really need to not eat anything at all before my colonoscopy, or are a few bites of jell-o okay?
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