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Colonoscopy Hard Candy
Yes: As long as the candy is being consumed during the prep time, that should be fine. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
Yes: Today but probably good to hold off on Wednesday and Thursday ...Read more
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?
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
Three spleens, Pain in left side, Bowels hard then loose, Getting a colonoscopy in 3 months, taking a lot of pain medication - what could be wrong?
I had a colonoscopy done today and doc said he had a hard time getting to my small intestines and had to use forceps, why would've it been hard?
Is Crohn's disease hard to diagnose? Colonoscopy EGD are norm beside minor inflamed cecum and ileum. Dr wants to do capsule test. So many tests!
Some times it can be: Most crohns affect the terminal ileum as well as the cecum. However as crohns can affect any part of the gi tract, a capsule endoscopy is helpful to find other lesions. My preference is to do a ct or MRI enterography, especially in an untreated crohns patient who I suspect may have tight areas (strictures). Hope this helps! ...Read more
Embarrassing? I am 60 years old hav regular BM a.m. But maybe 3 days a wk large stool 8 in. Not hard color brownish normal? Colonoscopy 2007ok.
Normal: What you describe is normal. Unless you take photos of it to share with friends, this should be no cause for embarrassment. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy on wednesday & it is now saturday & I am still having stomachaches is something wrong? I have had gas but some is hard to pass...
Colonoscopy problem?: Air used to inflate your colon may persist for several hours--not typically for 5 days. Your post-procedure symptoms may be due to colonoscopy-related factors: colonic or organ mechanical trauma, post-polypectomy syndrome, abdominal wall bruising from external pressure, etc.; diverticular disease; extra-intestinal problems; ibs; lots more. First step--call asap your colonoscopist ; ask his advice. ...Read more
No bm's for days;when bm comes, stool is hard at first, turns ribbon-like, then very soft, and then bright red blood. Many trips to toilet. Colonoscopy showed only benign polyp. What could cause this?
There is a 2 CM villous lesion on my right colon. 3 pc. Biopsy shows no dysplasia but it's a tad hard. Dr. didn't try to lift it during the colonoscopy but scheduled a 3-4 inch resection late May. Thoughts on what lurks beneath?
Do not worry: I am sure u physician knows best. ...Read more
How can I get rid of my irregular motion. At times it hard & at times it almost liquid. I have gastric prob. No erosion seen in endoscopy, colonoscopy?
Been having hard stools with some ab pain. Negative colonoscopy and endoscopy. Today had red stool? Been drinking red kool aid. Is this the cause?
Scheduled a colonoscopy. Chose twilight sedation. Gastro commented on patient that kept talking and had to sedate a lot, hard to wake up. Oversadation?
Anything possible: Some people react adversely or excessively to doses of sedatives that do not affect others. Have no idea what happened in the situation you describe. Ask the doctor. ...Read more
Small amount of bloody mucus; constipated tonight, passed hard stools. Had colonoscopy 3 wks ago & was normal. Have IBS-C. Should I be concerned?
Be aware: 24y female has IBS-c, normal recent colonoscopy & currently "hard stools" with single episode of "bloody mucous"; probably from mechanical injury to rectal mucosa. Report to doctor if blood is recurrent or generous. Pharmacologics are available from doctors for IBS-c, which is a functional problem. See comments: ...Read more
Constipation problems. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stool is soft but its hard to pass. Had negative colonoscopy a month ago. I'm 25. Why is this happening.?
Calprotectin 680 with right abdomen pain. Colonoscopy clean, stool hard and sometimes liquid. Still got a bit of pain and bloating. 100% Crohns right?
Ileitis: Your gastroenterologist is best qualified to answer this, but I wonder if Crohn involvement of the ileus explains the elevated calprotectin level and your symptoms. Apparently no involvement of the colon was visualized. I also assume that irritable bowel syndrome, lactose and gluten intolerance are ruled out. ...Read more
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