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Doctor insights on: Can I Eat Dark Chocolate 3 Days Before A Colonoscopy

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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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Can i eat chocolate popsicles the day before my colonscopy?

Can i eat chocolate popsicles the day before my colonscopy?

Depends: This depends upon whether your gastroenterologist demands a clear liquid diet on that day. Perhaps a popsicle with a less dark flavor would be more suitable. Check with the colonoscopist for instructions. ...Read more

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Hi Iv noticed in the last couple of weeks that when I eat chocolate or chocolate cake I get diarrhoea within a few hours. When I stopped eating chocolate it never happened,but last night I ate 2 chocolate bars and a cream egg and had diarrhoea this mornin

Hi Iv noticed in the last couple of weeks that when I eat chocolate or chocolate cake I get diarrhoea within a few hours. When I stopped eating chocolate it never happened,but last night I ate 2 chocolate bars and a cream egg and had diarrhoea this mornin

Sensitivity: It sounds like you have developed a chocolate sensivity. Once you eat this it causes an inflammatory response that leads to "dumping" syndrome. There is an oral or sublingual medication that can help with the cramping and other symptoms but allergy testing may be a better option to treat the underlying cause ...Read more

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I have bad stomach pains for the past 3 days and i can't sleep. It started after drinking a homemade smoothie with 4 bananas, 2 kiwis and a pack of strawberries. What should I do?

I have bad stomach pains for the past 3 days and i can't sleep. It started after drinking a homemade smoothie with 4 bananas, 2 kiwis and a pack of strawberries. What should I do?

No wonder: I am getting pains thinking about that. Every thing you put in the blender was good but to get that much in one shot was an overload. All that fruit has a lot of indigestible fiber which makes gas. It is working its way through you. It should "work out in the end" but there may be more to it, so i recommend that you have a doctor examine your belly. ...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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Why i feel like vomiting after drinking a hazelnut coffee? I had diarhoea right after btw i'm on diet & consume 2 meals per day as i wake up at lunch

Why i feel like vomiting after drinking a hazelnut coffee? I had diarhoea right after btw i'm on diet & consume 2 meals per day as i wake up  at lunch

If it only happens..: ...When you drink hazelnut coffee, and you are otherwise well, then don't drink hazelnut coffee! it could also be lactose intolerance if you are putting milk in the coffee. In any case, avoid it for a day or two and see if your symptoms go away. If they do, you have your answer and you need to not drink hazelnut coffee. ...Read more

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What can help hunger pains when on a diet .I ate strawberries an hour ago drank 3 glasses of water and still hungry .

What can help hunger pains when on a diet .I ate strawberries an hour ago drank 3 glasses of water and still hungry .

Do something else: Get busy to take your mind off it. Do a bit of exercise like go for a walk. If you exercise intensely it will burn more calories, but it will also make you feel more hungry later however. Drink lots of water. Try flavoring it with some lemon. Fill up on low glycemic index veggies like greens and broccoli(no corn or potatoes). Brush your teeth. ...Read more

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I'm 3 and a half months pregnant, I had coffee yesterday is it safe for me to have coffee tomorrow?

I'm 3 and a half months pregnant, I had coffee yesterday is it safe for me to have coffee tomorrow?

Enjoy a cup: Preliminary studies tried to associate small amounts of caffeine with miscarriage. These have since been disproved but like anything else, moderation is the key. It's safe to have up to 2 cups of coffee a day, especially if you experience caffeine headaches from stopping. Enjoy a cup & discuss this and any concerns with your ob. Have a safe pregnancy. ...Read more

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I love drinking warm milk w/ honey before i sleep. i do a detailed cleaning right after but even w/ brushing, can it cause cavity? i now use a straw

I love drinking warm milk w/ honey before i sleep. i do a detailed cleaning right after but even w/ brushing, can it cause cavity?  i now use a straw

Hmmm: The chance of causing cavities is directly proportional to the amount of time the sugar (& milk) is in contact with your teeth. Therefore, sipping it over a long period of time is bad. Drinking it (with\without a straw) over a short period of time followed by rinsing (brushing & flossing) minimizes the chance of cavities. My recommendation- have your own dentist evaluate the health of your teeth. ...Read more

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Is dark green diarrhea bad? I ate berry crunch cereal 3 times in the last 12 hours.

Is dark green diarrhea bad? I ate berry crunch cereal 3 times in the last 12 hours.

The cereal does not : cause this. U should get in 2 C Ur PCP 4 eval, especially if U have any fever or chills. Could B infectious or due 2 some food or water U ingested, not the cer. May need stool culture. ...Read more

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I had 3 6oz glasses of wine on ice over a 4 hour period and took an etg test 36 hours later with a 500 cut off. Would I pass?

I had 3 6oz glasses of wine on ice over a 4 hour period and took an etg test 36 hours later with a 500 cut off. Would I pass?

Most likely yes: The metabolism of alcohol is fairly straightforward and follows a pattern of zero order kinetics which means it disappears at a steady state over time. ...Read more

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I'm a regular coffee drinker. Only 1 cup a day. I just had my first IUI yesterday. Can I continue, cut out the coffee or drink decaf?

I'm a regular coffee drinker. Only 1 cup a day. I just had my first IUI yesterday. Can I continue, cut out the coffee or drink decaf?

No problem: One cup a day is not a problem. Just make sure you drink plenty of water during the rest of the day. ...Read more