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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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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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Should the laxatives be taken one day before colonoscopy or on the same day a few hours before the start of the procedure ?

Should the laxatives be taken one day before colonoscopy or on the same day a few hours before the start of the procedure ?

24 Hour Prep: Your GI specialist is supposed to provide you a sheet with instructions to clean your bowel. You need to avoid any solid foods for 24 hours before the procedure. During this time you need to take laxatives till your bowel movements are entirely liquid and free of any residual fecal matter. Drink plenty of liquids during this time, to avoid dehydration. Good luck!. ...Read more

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Can colonoscopy aggrivate internal hemerhoids? I had no pain or external before procedure. I had pain 6 weeks in anus after, I have had piles 4 3 months

Can colonoscopy aggrivate internal hemerhoids? I had no pain or external before procedure. I had pain 6 weeks in anus after, I have had piles 4 3 months

Yes, but......: The bowel prep used prior to colonoscopy can cause hemorroidal flare up, but pain for 6 weeks may indicate that you have an anal tear (fissure). Also if the piles have not gone down for 3 months, you may have thrombosed ext. Hemorrhoids. You should be evaluated by a surgeon. ...Read more

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I will be taking Nu Lytely prep for my colonoscopy. .I am also taking Metformin ER 500mg. Should I discontinue my Metformin before my procedure?

How are your sugars?: we usually worry about hypoglycemia a lot more than hyperglycemia on that day before - especially that you'll be on clears only and may or may not be getting a lot of calories in. we usually have people take 1/2 their usual dose - more if they're poorly controlled and none if they're already pretty tight. definitely don't take it the morning of (unless again, you're running 400+...) ...Read more

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What time should I start taking my bowel preparation on the day before my colonoscopy procedure?

What time should I start taking my bowel preparation on the day before my colonoscopy procedure?

Maybe: You should follow the directions provided to you by your endoscopist and follow them exactly as instructed! ...Read more

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I accidentally drank red jello juice day before procedure. Did I taint II for colonoscopy procedure?

Yes possibly: Notify your doctor and discuss rescheduling. Let the gastroenterologist make the call on whether the results will be affected. It is important not to line the colon with red stain because it can be misleading. ...Read more

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I'm getting endoscopy and colonoscopy on 18th, do I need to avoid alcohol ? How long before procedure do I need to stop drinking ?

I'm getting endoscopy and colonoscopy on 18th, do I need to avoid alcohol ? How long before procedure do I need to stop drinking ?

Ask your doctor: You certainly need to avoid it after midnight the night before the procedure, since you will likely have sedation with these tests, but the final arbiter on how long you should be without alcohol before the test is the gastroenterologist who is going to perform the tests. It should be in the instructions you get before the procedure, and if it isn't, you should ask. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take hydrocodon before a colonoscopy? Also what would happen if I take ibuprofen a few days before the procedure?

Is it ok to take hydrocodon before a colonoscopy? Also what would happen if I take ibuprofen a few days before the procedure?

Check with GI: If you take it for pain control for another reason then it will not be a problem. Aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen and Naproxen for example) in standard doses may be continued safely in patients having colonoscopy, including in those who require polyp removal. You should still check with your GI for his or her preference with regards to these meds. ...Read more

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Visiting GI doc for the first time before the colonoscopy. Does it usually just talk about the procedure or will he also examine me for my problems?

General exam: If you are doing a pre-procedure evaluation the doctor may evaluate you with a general and rectal examination depending on your symptoms. If not having an anal or rectal issue the doctor may defer the rectal exam until the day of the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Does bowel prep medicines relieve severe fecal impaction prior to colonoscopy procedure night before ?

Does bowel prep medicines relieve severe fecal impaction prior to colonoscopy procedure night before ?

Possibly: Bowel preps are taken to assure that the colon is relatively clean as the scope is passed so that even small lesions in the mucosa can be visualized. Many of the preps contain polyethylene glycol which absorbs liquid into the bowel. This may help but you may need a stool softner. ...Read more

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