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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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When will the laxatives for my colonoscopy preparation start working?

When will the laxatives for my colonoscopy preparation start working?

Depends : On which preparation you were give by your doctor. Some are very fast as in 30-60 minutes, others take longer, check with your doctor who ordered the prep. ...Read more

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Should the laxatives be taken one day before colonoscopy or on the same day a few hours before the start of the procedure ?

Should the laxatives be taken one day before colonoscopy or on the same day a few hours before the start of the procedure ?

24 Hour Prep: Your GI specialist is supposed to provide you a sheet with instructions to clean your bowel. You need to avoid any solid foods for 24 hours before the procedure. During this time you need to take laxatives till your bowel movements are entirely liquid and free of any residual fecal matter. Drink plenty of liquids during this time, to avoid dehydration. Good luck!. ...Read more

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I'm constantly bloated. went to my gastro..she suggested, colonoscopy, said, was up to me. Not NEEDED, she said to try laxatives when needed. Thoughts?

I'm constantly bloated. went to my gastro..she suggested, colonoscopy, said, was up to me. Not NEEDED, she said to try laxatives when needed. Thoughts?

Possibilities: It could be irritable bowel syndrome (try bentyl) or bacterial overgrowth (consider a course of antibiotics). If you have had pancreatic surgery or drank alcohol excessively before, you pancreas may not be producing enzymes properly (try creon with meals).. Check with your doctor for detail.. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy prep did not work . Drank 64 ounces and took four laxatives . Did not use the bathroom once . What should I do ? I need this test done

Reschedule Colonosco: Without a good bowel preparation, colonoscopy will not give enough information. Speak to the doctor doing the colonoscopy and see if this should be deferred ...Read more

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Can the laxative prep for colonoscopy cause gall bladder attacks?

Can the laxative prep for colonoscopy cause gall bladder attacks?

It may: Potentially it could. More likely, though, it may cause colonic spasms, which in the right place could be difficult to tell from gall bladder attack ...Read more

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I just had a colonoscopy this morning and they found melanosis coli. I look up =abusive use with laxatives.I do not use laxatives. What else causes?

Melanosis coli: If the diagnosis is correct is caused by cascara segrada an ingredient in many over the counter laxatives, softeners and herbal remedies. It causes deposits of pigment in the mucosal cells giving a black or leopard skin appearance to the colon lining instead of the natural pink appearance, it does not pose any medical risk but it does make diagnosis of colon pathology somewhat difficult. ...Read more

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I have to take moviprep laxative for colonoscopy, do I add water and then add powder? Or do I add powder to glass and then water ? Or is either way ok

I have to take moviprep laxative for colonoscopy, do I add water and then add powder? Or do I add powder to glass and then water ? Or is either way ok

Ask Dr.: firstly, ask the doctor who prescribed the preparation or the nurse. Secondly, I am quite sure they must have provided you with written directions... ...Read more

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I've been entirely emptied out in order for the colonoscopy to work. so how will he see my colon if I can't even be emptied out by the colonoscopy laxative?

You may need more: you may need more laxatives to liquify your stool. if you don't have bowel movements with the laxative, it is unlikely your gastroenterologist will be able to do a good exam ...Read more

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Two days fasting / preparing before colonoscopy/endoscopy and now three days constipated. What should I do? Should i take laxative?

Two days fasting / preparing  before colonoscopy/endoscopy and now three days constipated. What  should I do? Should i take laxative?

Not sure: Your colon was likely cleaned out completely for the procedure. Not going to the bathroom is not really constipation as its defined by hard bowel movement with lots of straining involved. Unless you have abd pain or distention i wouldnt be too worried about it. Try some prune juice and if that doesnt help you can try over the counter miralax. If you have hist of constip start taking a stool softe. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Stool Softener (Definition)

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Laxative (Definition)

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