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Is there any difference between the colonoscopy prep pills or liquid?

Is there any difference between the colonoscopy prep pills or liquid?

Not much: Different doctors will ask you to do different preparation. A lot of time it is Dr. preference based on their experience. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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Can the liquid for colonoscopy prep make u nauseous?

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

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Can I take rolaids as part of a clear liquid diet as prep for a colonoscopy?

Plenty of liquids: Colonoscopy is a unique event and remember that the preparation is very important. Follow the directions on your particular bowel preparation and remember to drink plenty of clear liquids. Role aids are permissible. ...Read more

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Is the broth from Lipton Noodle soup OK as a clear liquid for prepping for a colonoscopy?

Yes: When cleansing for colonoscopy it's ok to drink anything clear- broth, juice, sport drinks. Just stay away from anything fatty, or red color. ...Read more

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I'm prepping for a colonoscopy tomorrow I have been fasting all day and after drinkin the liquid to make me poopy pulse is high is that normal?

I'm prepping for a colonoscopy tomorrow I have been fasting all day and after drinkin the liquid to make me poopy pulse is high is that normal?

Dehydrated: You could be dehydrated. In addition to your laxatives, you should be consuming lots and lots of clear liquids. You should be peeing alot as well as pooping. If you are concerned or have warning signs (short of breath, dizzy, chest pain) either call the doc doing the test tomorrow or go to the er. ...Read more

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I've been doing a colonoscopy prep and am now only passing greenish liquid, however it feels like there might be something solid left. Is this common? Last three trips to toilet were all liquid.

I've been doing a colonoscopy prep and am now only passing greenish liquid, however it feels like there might be something solid left.  Is this common?   Last three trips to toilet were all liquid.

Prep: Sometimes diarrhea can travel around solid stool. This might be what you are feeling. Your colonoscopy should give you the answer. Sometimes if you are not emptied out enough, your prep may have to be repeated. Or you may ultimately pass something more solid. All the best. ...Read more

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Can I still have colonoscopy if I've thrown up all the prep stuff and stool isn't liquid, just soft?

Unlikely: if you don't have clear stool then the camera on the colonoscopy can't pass through it. Try reading the instructions your doctor gave you. It might talk about what to do or a number to call if you can't tolerate your prep. Other people have this problem too. Sometimes you make another trip to pharmacy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have been on clear liquid diet all day and started colonoscopy prep 4.5 hours ago. I have drank 2 liters of movi-prep without a BM. What should I do?

I have been on clear liquid diet all day and started colonoscopy prep 4.5 hours ago. I have drank 2 liters of movi-prep without a BM. What should I do?

Continue prep: Continue the prep as prescribed. If you have not had good BMs prior to time for the procedure, let the doctor who is going to do the procedure know. If your colon is not cleared out, the doctor will not be able to see well enough for the colonoscopy to be of any value. You may need to be prescribed a different bowel prep. ...Read more

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Good morning, I will be starting my colonoscopy prep tomorrow. Can I use a small amount of 2% milk in EARLY morning coffee, then start my clear liquid?

Good morning, I will be starting my colonoscopy prep tomorrow. Can I use a small amount of 2% milk in EARLY morning coffee, then start my clear liquid?

Sure: That amount won't make any difference. But I'm a little concerned that bending this "rule" may lead you to bend a few more. Improper or inadequate prep for a colonscopy is the biggest reason many have to be repeated because the exam was suboptimal/inconclusive. You wouldn't want to repeat it. I would strongly encourage you to follow the prep instructions PRECISELY. It's one day:) ...Read more

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I have a colonoscopy today.I seem to be mostly cleaned out from the prep, but now i'm pooping clear liquid with small chunks in it.Aminotcleanedoutenuf?

If you: Are seeing solid pieces off stool, could be a problem. Tell the nurses when you arrive. A few enemas might be able to salvage the prep and colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Are colonoscopy preps suppose to make you pee out the back end? I went from brown liquid to green liquid to yellow. Do I have to finish the prep?

Colonoscopy prep: Ideal end result of colonoscopy prep is yellow to greenish clear fluid. So UR probably there & prep has been successful. Good luck with your colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Doing colonoscopy prep. On second laxative and all that comes out is a bit of yellowish solid that falls to the bottom of the toilet. Was liquid before. What is it?

Doing colonoscopy prep.  On second laxative and all that comes out is a bit of yellowish solid that falls to the bottom of the toilet.  Was liquid before.  What is it?

Stool: It must have been some of your stool which finally migrated all the way down to your anus and out of your body. Your gastroenterologist appreciates that in that he will be able to have a clear view of your entire colon because you did such a good bowel prep and he will not have to clean you out from the rear end, so to speak. ...Read more

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Doing bowel prep for colonoscopy/ged tomorrow. Only 24oz left to drink and bowel liquid isn't clear yet? Will this be a problem?

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

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Is it okay to use hydrocortisone acetate suppositories to relieve rectal pains during colonoscopy prep (while on liquid or fasting)?

Rectal discomfort: During the prep is from the frequent loose stools and wiping too much. Soaking your bottom in warm water and applying over the counter ointments such as calmoseptine may help. The hemorrhoids can also get enlarged from such and can cause rectal discomfort on the inside. Hydrocortisone supp may help in that case. ...Read more

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What is the liquid you drink before a colonoscopy made from?

What is the liquid you drink before a colonoscopy made from?

Water and salts: Generally most colon preps are made of water and a mix of salts to both replace those expected to be washed out by the prep, but also to make it "neutral", so your body chemistry will not change much with the large volumes of fluid ingested. Substances to change the taste are also generally used too, although most peolpe still say it tastes terrible :(. ...Read more