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Cant Keep Down The Prep For Colonoscopy
Unfortunately yes : Don't drink it too fast-there is no rush.Some people spread it over an hour.Try drinking through a straw so you can't smell it.See if your doctor will let you mix it with apple juice or sprite. Finally, put a wet wash cloth on your neck and sit in a recliner with your feet up.I found that the prep for the colonoscopy was way worse than the procedure itself. Bless your heart! ...Read more
Doing bowel prep for colonoscopy/ged tomorrow. Only 24oz left to drink and bowel liquid isn't clear yet? Will this be a problem?
Keep drinking: Finish all liquid, and you will probably be ok. As long as the liquid is watery and without solids you should be ok. ...Read more
Finish it: Finishing the bowel prep is the best option. If you have time call the office to get a refill. Be prepared that if your not completely cleaned out then the study will have to be repeated. It is not possible to see through feces to rule out a polyp or avm etc. If you complete the prep and still notice stool then it is unlikely the study will be optimal. You can also ask pharmacist. ...Read more
For colonoscopy prep kit what is the difference between propel body that says fiber and what can I eat before an endoscopy and a colonoscopy?
Discuss: Your prep with your endoscopist. Each doctor has his/her favorite preps and specific instructions regarding prep and fasting. ...Read more
Vomiting for 3 weeks cannot keep anything down. Went to ER given meds for ulster but can't keep them down. Now it is hard to breath and stomach hurts.
Go back to ED: If you are unable to keep anything down you need to go back to the ed and be evaluated. ...Read more
Im bloated in the lower part of my stomach. Is dulcolax or miralax (polyethylene glycol) better? Ive been able to use the bathroom earlier once today go away for 10 mins.
Passed out during prep and twice at hospital with last colonoscopy. Better split prep or all the previous day? Better less sugar? (Will hydrate)
Depends: During the procedure they do give you a sedative so you won't remember much of the colonoscopy until you get up. Did that happen? If so, that's the intent. If you were unconscious prior to being given the sedative then that's another story and you may want to confirm with the doctor's office what's best to do in your case. It would be good to get the colonoscopy done once and for all that easy 4 U ...Read more
Hosp. Just changed colonoscopy for Thursday from 1:00p to 8:30a. Do I need to adjust the time to begin drinking the colyte (polyethylene glycol)?
Severe upper intestinal ulcers bleeding hospitilized, now can't keep any food down at all. Waiting for authorization from ins. Help in mean time?
Need more info: How long has this been going on?. Call the doctor who cared for you. ...Read more
Yes: The purpose of a colonoscopy is to look at the entire inner lining of the colon. The cleaner the colon is the better the results of the test. Bowel prepping - taking a prescribed laxative to clean out the colon - induces diarrhea. The idea is to get everything out of the colon so your doctor can visulaize as much of the colon as possible. I often recommend desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) to help protect the skin! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Waking up in the middle of the night for no reason and staying up for 20min- 3 hours not being able to fall asleep? And how could I possibly fix it?
Find the cause: We spend around 30 yrs. of our lives sleeping! (8 hrs/Day). So there are so many things that could be causing your insomnia, probably around 100. Start w your primary physician who can do the basic screening and direct you to a specialist if needed. Some are simple other could be serious. Basic sleep hygiene could temporary help, search the internet. ...Read more
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Probably: not a good thing. call your endoscopist and notify them as they may decide to cancel or suggest another prep to try to salvage the procedure. ...Read more
Is there an easy way for a quick bowel movement when taking Suprep, it takes up to 8 hrs for me, and they had to vacuum out the rest. any sugguestions?
Suprep not working: Suprep is either too slow or does not work in some people. YOu should ask about another prep sucha s Osmoprep, Colyte or preferably the Gatorade (G2) /Miralax prep used with Dulcolax tabs. It is very effective in most everyone and you cannot taste the laxative. We also use Reglan (metoclopramide) by mouth to speed up the transport through your system and prevent nausea. ...Read more
Bed rest on back for 2 months. Trying to sit up but the dizziness makes it hard. How long do I need to sit up until the dizziness will pass?
Take it slowly: It varies with everyone but you could sit up in bed for a few minutes then swing your legs to the side of the bed for a few minutes and then stand up holding onto something for a few minutes before you do anything else. ...Read more
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