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Colonoscopy Prep And Hemorrhoids
Take a break: The prep is not getting through your system quick enough, take a break for an hour or so let the nausea resolve, the start again, if your feel nauseas again stop for a bit. ...Read more
Will prep for a colonoscopy irritate my hemorrhoids? How can I prevent them from becoming enlarged?
I finished my colonoscopy prep several hours ago but I am now just passing water. The odd thing is it is almost neon green. Is this okay? Am I ready?
Colonoscopy prep: Colon preps are designed to remove solid matter, green appearance to the exiting liquid is from bile salts residues that have dissolved in the prep and are being washed out. Your doctor will be able to see everything. Incomplete preps are from retained solids - this can be rectified by using a full liquid diet for 3 or 4 days prior to the prep to minimize the chance of retained solid matter. ...Read more
Endo/colonoscopy prep instructions say no dairy. Does this mean no milk, cheese, and yogurt, or does it include anything that contains dairy as well?
Clear liquids: colonoscopy prep instructions usually require clear liquids along with the actual preparation. Clear liquids are essentially any liquid which you can see through, which precludes any dairy products. Be sure to take all of the preparation, even if the liquid coming out is already clear. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm doing a colonoscopy prep. I have fibromyalgia and it's flared up as well as having a migraine. I have medication for both but I don't know if I can?
Can what?: Do you mean you don't know if you can take the colonoscopy prep? If you're feeling too ill from fibromyalgia or migraine, call GI doctor to discuss and re-schedule colonoscopy when you feel better. But be sure to have it done soon. It may save your life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I took my colonoscopy prep 2 and a half hours ago I barely vomitted it up just now. I took 2 bottles of magnesium citrate. My test is 12:30 tomorrow afternoon what should I do?
Wait for prep 2 work: The purpose of the liquid prep (which everyone agrees tastes really awful) is to clean out your colon so the dr using scope can see clearly during the exam. It is designed to cause successive bouts of diarrhea, until you can't go any more. If you only vomited up a little, it may still work as designed. If you don't experience results, call and reschedule the exam. They may give you a diff prep ...Read more
Anesthesiologist: Inform your anesthesiologist that you get nauseated after procedures. They can give you something during the procedure to reduce your post-procedure nausea. ...Read more
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
Other options: There are many preps available. Options will vary with the endoscopist. It is best to discuss this with your doctor as he is the one who will advise you on the prep. A common option is a golytlely or CoLyte (polyethylene glycol) prep which involves consuming 4 liters of a peg solution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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