Doctor insights on:
Colonoscopy Laxative Solution Eat
On the day before a colonoscopy, should I take the laxative solution before or after I eat dinner?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Clear soup broth to eat before colonoscopy
- Can you eat after taking a laxative?
- Can you eat jolly ranchers hard candy before a colonoscopy?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What kind of food can i eat the day before my colonoscopy procedure?
- Can i eat chocolate before a colonoscopy?
- Can you eat jello before a colonoscopy?
- Can i eat applesauce before a colonoscopy?
- Talk to a colorectal surgeon online for free