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Dr. You Sung Sang
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Is it possible for you to eat hard candy during colonoscopy prep?

Dr. You Sung Sang
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Is it possible for you to eat hard candy during colonoscopy prep?

Yes: As long as the candy is being consumed during the prep time, that should be fine. ...Read more

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Dr. You Sung Sang
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Can i chew gum and suck hard candies on prep day before my colonoscopy?

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Dr. Stephen Lloyd
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Are jolly ranchers safe for colonoscopy prep?

Dr. Stephen Lloyd
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
41 years in practice
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Yes: They dissolve completely and are no problem. Suggest you avoid the red and purple. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Kline
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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What kind of food can I eat the day before my colonoscopy procedure?

Dr. Ronald Kline
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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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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Dr. Daniel Para
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Which types of food can I eat 2 days before the colonoscopy?

Dr. Daniel Para
Board Certified, General Surgery
25 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Martin Tyson
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
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Am I allowed to eat anything before my colonoscopy?

Dr. Martin Tyson
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
22 years in practice
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No: No- for 2 reasons-1/ it can make visualization more difficult, 2/ you will be sedated, and do not want to run the risk of aspirating food into your lungs. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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What foods can I eat the day before my colonoscopy?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can i eat tofu 2 days before my colonoscopy?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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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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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can you eat laffy taffy before a colonoscopy ?

Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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No: No, when they tell you nothing by mouth for your procedure, they mean nothing. If you expect to get sedation for your procedure then your stomach needs to be as empty as possible. Otherwise there is a risk of vomiting and aspirating which can be serious, even fatal. So NO! no Laffy Taffy or anything else. Weren't you given explicit pre procedure instructions? ...Read more

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Dr. Myron Arlen
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Can you eat applesauce before you get a colonoscopy ?

Dr. Myron Arlen
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
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Yes: Ingest semisolids up to 12 hrs before colonoscopy. Then use GoLytly and take a Fleets emema the night before surgery. Problems are encountered when one consumes salads 24hrs before which are not digested well and then wind up in the colon plugging the colonoscope. ...Read more

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