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I am scared of the colon prep ?

I am scared of the colon prep ?

Colon Prep: I assume you are talking about the colon prep before you undergo a colonoscopy. No need to be afraid of the prep. The prep cleans out your bowels, especially your colon. Therefore when they perform the colonoscopy, your colon is empty and they can see the walls of your colon easily. In this way they can visualize any polyps or possible cancerous lesions. ...Read more

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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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I understand finishing a colon prep. But why is it always at night? Can't it be finished the day before?

I understand finishing a colon prep. But why is it always at night?  Can't it be finished the day before?

Colon preps: congratulations on finishing your prep, despite how difficult it is! There are preps which do not last into the night, including some that are split between the day before the procedure and the morning of the procedure. If your preparation is extremely difficult, ask your gastroenterologist if there are alternative schedules or preparations available. Good luck. ...Read more

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Colon prep made me vomit continuously. Is this normal?

Colon prep: No, vomiting due to a colon prep is not normal, but can happen on occasion. ...Read more

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Can i eat yogurt prior to a colon prep?

Yes: During a colon prep you will probably be instructed to frink only clear liquids. Prior to the prep yogurt should be fine. Check with your doctor about the details of your prep to be sure. Depends sometimes on what you are prepping for. ...Read more

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Is colonoscopy prep the same thing as colon cleansing?

Is colonoscopy prep the same thing as colon cleansing?

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

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Wat are things to eat on liquid diet. Colon scope prep?

Wat are things to eat on liquid diet. Colon scope prep?

Clear liquid diet: Juice, soups, jello, etc. Are just some of the things that you can have on a clear liquid diet. ...Read more

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Are colonoscopy preps essentially the same thing as a colon cleanse?

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 more

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Can i take start biaxian today and have 2 scopes done on friday? I saw interaction with versed. I start colon prep on thursday morning

Can i take start biaxian today and have 2 scopes done on friday? I saw interaction with versed. I start colon prep on thursday morning

Yes. www.drugs.com: You need to let the anesthesiologist know that you are on it so another benzodiazepine can be used that does not go through the same enzyme system. The anesthesiologist will know what to select or to lower the dose.Monitor: macrolide antibiotics may increase and prolong the CNS effects of certain benzodiazepines. The mechanism is inhibition of cyp450 3a4 hepatic oxidation of the benzodiazepines. ...Read more

Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more