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Colonoscopy Prep Didn T Work
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
Try Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) with the clear flavored gatorade. It may make it easier for you. Usually, each dose of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) equals 25% of a bowel prep. So however much you didn't complete with your bowel prep - substitute one dose of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) for each 1/4 of the prep. ...Read more
Possibly: The prep called GoLytly is polyethelyne glycol which when ingested causes an outpouring of body fluid into the GI tract which can lead to dehydration. It is more important to have a bland diet without roughage several days before and use a Fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) to clean the distal colon. A clean colon is the important issue and not the total use of oral meds to clean out the bowel. ...Read more
It is: Possible but not recommended. A clear liquid is anything you can see through and most yogurts I have seen are not clear! ...Read more
Yes and no.: Avoid red and purple, but orange doesn't usually cause much problem. Be sure to consume a lot of liquids, too. Check with your doctor's office, they might have unique restrictions/limitations. The red jello can get confused with fresh blood! ...Read more
Yes: As long as the candy is being consumed during the prep time, that should be fine. ...Read more
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
No time at all: Your colonoscopy prep should have been done with Go-lytely a mixture of laxity r and electrolytes which stops any electrolyte depletion. If not, you can replenish your self in a few hours if otherwise healthy by drinking something electrolyte rich like coconut water. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I read the dosage wrong on the colonoscopy prep. I drank 4 doses in less than 10 mins. Will I be alright?
It is similar: Both procedures require complete cleaning up of the Colorectal area. So the prep is not any different. ...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
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