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Doctor insights on: Can You Eat Jolly Ranchers Hard Candy Before A Colonoscopy

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Is it possible for you to eat hard candy during colonoscopy prep?

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.

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Can I have Werther's Original Caramel Hard Candies the day before my colonoscopy? I am on a clear liquid diet.

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!

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Are jolly ranchers safe for colonoscopy prep?

Yes: They dissolve completely and are no problem. Suggest you avoid the red and purple.

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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?

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 your MD's: Instructions, may not hurt bit if bowel is not prepped well procedure will be cancelled and you have to repeat. Best thing speak to your doctor.

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What foods can I eat the day before my colonoscopy?

What foods can I eat the day before my colonoscopy?

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.

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Is it ok to eat orange or green jello before a colonoscopy?

Usually its clear: Liquids the day before colonoscopy. Jello is fine but not oranges. Some people recommend avoiding red color jello so as not to creat any confusion during colonoscopy.

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Is it ok to eat orange jello during my colonoscopy prep?

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!

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What can we eat after doing colonoscopy and upper endoscopy?

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.

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If I'm having a colonoscopy this thursday can I eat cheese eggs and yogurt tuesday?

NPO: That means nothing by mouth. Or perhaps fluids only. That is a pretty stupid question.

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Colonoscopy scheduled next week. I already go 4 or 5 times a day and barely eat. Should I take the entire prep? I'm afraid of dehydration.

Yes: The prep is very important in success of the colonoscopy. you can stop drinking if rectal effluent is clear as urine. drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.

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Is it normal to have the urge to push really hard when having diarrhea? That seems to be my problem, colonoscopy done last yr was good! Doineedanother

Is it normal to have the urge to push really hard when having diarrhea? That seems to be my problem, colonoscopy done last yr was good! Doineedanother

No: If you have urgency and diarrhea, you might have an infection. It is not normal to have diarrhea or an urgency to push. You don't need another colonoscopy you need a stool test to make sure you don't have an infection. They should look for bacteria and parasites.

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What can I eat after a colonoscopy?

Nothing to gassy: Since most people are a little bloated after a colonoscopy, I tend to recommend foods that are not too gassy right after a colonoscopy. Otherwise, eat whatever you want. You just went through a tough ordeal so you deserve a treat!

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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.

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When can I eat after my colonoscopy procedure?

Avoid alcohol: You might want to avoid alcohol with that first meal. The alcohol can interact with the sedatives you are given and increase the effects of both.

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