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Cleanse Prior To Colonoscopy
Follow MD advice: Preparation for a colonoscopy is a little different than treating chronic idiopathic constipation or other indications for certain constipation drugs. It is best to follow your MD's preparation instructions exactly.If you misplaced them you can call the office. Good luck. ...Read more
No: Colon preps are carefully studied to get the colon clean enough that the endoscopist can carefully examine the lining of your colon and not miss a polyp or tumor. Colon cleanse does not get that kind of study and may or may not work. If your colon does not get clean enough for a thorough then you need to do it again...Neither you nor your endoscopist will be happy about that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mostly yes: In preparing for colonoscopy ist is necessary that the bowel be relatively clean so that small lesions can be recognized and biopsied if necessary. As such bowel prep is employed. In essence colonoscopy not performed without a prep. Colon cleansing is also a term employed to cleanse the bowel which has impacted with feces and a high colonic enema is used for cleansing. ...Read more
2 day cleanse. Am so hungry. Anything other than liquid I can have? Colonoscopy is wed at 10:30. Had 1/2 gal of stuff today.
Stay on liquids: A colonoscopy should be performed. If you have not had much to eat and are on clear liquids this can be compensated with liquids containing high sugar content. Liquids are a must if possible 24hrs before surgery. The day before you can take soft boiled eggs, jello and other semiliquid foods leaving the meats and vegetables until after the procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If free, enjoy it..: If it is free and you enjoy it.........go ahead. It has no medical benefit. ...Read more
My friend takes cleanse more every nite for constipation. Her colonoscopy showed a black, stained colon. Is this physiologically dangerous?
Long story short, i need a colonoscopy and i heard that colon cleanses can cause your bowel to perforate. Is that true?
Colon Cleanses: Can be dangerous but the preps used for colonoscopies are safe and very low risk when used as instructed by your endoscopist. Otc colon cleanses are a hype and taking advantage of gullible patients and pose potential of damage to the cells lining your colon. Best way to keep colon clear is to eat a healthy high fiber doet, drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine/alcohol free fluid daily and save your mone. ...Read more
With chronic kidney disease, is it safe to have a colonoscopy? The cleansing action is bad for the CKD ?
Should not be: A problem but if you are that worried ask your nephrologist and gastroenterologist for their advice. ...Read more
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