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Can You Eat Jolly Ranchers Hard Candy Before A Colonoscopy
Yes: As long as the candy is being consumed during the prep time, that should be fine. ...Read more
Can I have Werther's Original Caramel Hard Candies the day before my colonoscopy? I am on a clear liquid diet.
Yes: The hard candies will dissolve into soft or liquid form before they reach your bowel. While they are not quite clear, they are close enough. And the volume they would produce would be very small. I probably would not do more than 5 or 6 of them, though; maybe 10 at the most. None on day of procedure. Clearer/lighter hard candy would be better. Keep up the water!! Good luck! ...Read more
It is 20 hours before my colonoscopy and I still have two rounds of laxative prep to do. Will it hurt me to have a bowl of ice cream or a candy bar?
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
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
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