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Can I Eat Dark Chocolate 3 Days Before A Colonoscopy
Yes: Today but probably good to hold off on Wednesday and Thursday ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy scheduled tomorrow afternoon. Can I eat chocolate jello or chocolate pudding today (the day before procedure)?
I accidentally ate 3 chocolate covered raisins and my colonoscopy is tomorrow, about 19 hours away. Should I be concerned?
Considering no sed w/colonoscopy last time propo felt bad for three days don't like fentyl flying overseas three days later?
See below: I think you will be uncomfortable without any sedation. Talk to the anesthesiologist. A blend/mixture of several medications carefully injected will help you tolerate the procedure and not feel hungover after. ...Read more
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
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
Three Days ago I had a colonoscopy and they took two biopsy now I'm getting a little bit of blood when I wipe and the area around my anus is itchy?
Anal irritation: Your anal area was irritated by the procedure. Your symptoms will pass in a few days. ...Read more
Two days fasting / preparing before colonoscopy/endoscopy and now three days constipated. What should I do? Should I take laxative?
Not sure: Your colon was likely cleaned out completely for the procedure. Not going to the bathroom is not really constipation as its defined by hard bowel movement with lots of straining involved. Unless you have abd pain or distention I wouldn't be too worried about it. Try some prune juice and if that doesn't help you can try over the counter miralax (polyethylene glycol). If you have hist of constip start taking a stool softe. ...Read more
Light color diarriah nausea 3 days after colonoscopy, can't eat well since that prep I forced in, fever 100, what can be? What should I do?
I had a colonoscopy done four days ago. Two days later at 4:00 in morning I started feeling abdominal rolling pains that lasted a couple of hours. This has continued everyorning for the past three days. Also told I had acid reflux too. This mornin
See you endoscopist: Important to rule out sbclinical perforation. See your endoscopist and get plain x-rays of your abdomen ...Read more
Hello, I had a colonoscopy three days ago, My stomach is still tender to the touch three days after the procedure. Is this out of the norm? Pain is not severe but more of an irritant, similar to gas pains. Thanks
My dad had colonoscopy w/ polyps removed 2 days ago, today his stool was very dark, should he see a Dr or Urgent Care for this?
Blood in stool: Could be either red, maroon, or black, depending on location of bleeding. You should contact the doctor who performed the procedure and ask for his/her advice. ...Read more
Severe diarrhea for 10+ days. After eating, food goes right through. Can barely eat. Had IVs. Colonoscopy was fine. Any recos for help?
NoFood Usually Works: Only consume clear fluids without any sugar, fats or proteins until no diarrhea 2-3 days. This works & is routinely used in hospitals for all sorts of gastrointestinal problems. Hospitals add nasogastric suction for higher/faster efficacy but then IV fluids are required to maintain hydration. After diarrhea stopped restart small amounts liquid foods. Fasting=healthy, burns fat, though not popular. ...Read more
Since I had colonoscopy 5 days ago on Anesthesia I have been been having pain in back of lungs (chest). More when I eat or drink. Is this normal? Should I go to ER?
Not: Not normal go to ER immediatly if youhave these symptoms ...Read more
My dad had a colonoscopy 2 days ago some polyps were removed, today his stool was dark. Should he go to see a doctor or urgent care?
Melena: Hi Jeni MH, it is not uncommon to have dark stools with blood (melena) after a colonoscopy and polyp removal. It should subside in a few days as the sites heal. If it continues, becomes bright red, or if he has symptoms of weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness, or appears pale, then a trip to his doctor is a good idea. Hope that's helpful. ...Read more
I have chronic constipation, haven't gone for 10 days. Bowel movements have mucus or diarrhea. I eat fiber and drink water. Do I need a colonoscopy?
Yes: Chronic constipation that does not get better with reasonable changes to your diet and water intake should be explored further. In young patient's a rare cause of diarrhea is hirschprung's, and in older patients this can be the first sign of a colon tumor. I recommend seeing a physician to explore further. ...Read more
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