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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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I am getting a colonoscopy done. can I take the dulcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) at the same time?

I am getting a colonoscopy done. can I take the dulcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) at the same time?

Colon prep: The bottom line in colon prep is to empty the colon to have a clean colon to visualize during the scope. If your Gastroenterologist given you the instruction to take them together, it is okay. ...Read more

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Is there a colonoscopy prep without bisacodyl tablets?

Yes: Some doctors use a small bottle of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) with 2 32 oz bottles of gatorade, this can be further assisted with a liquid diet for a few days to clear the colon. ...Read more

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Is there any colonoscopy prep you can take without taking bisacodyl tablets?

Is there any colonoscopy prep you can take without taking bisacodyl tablets?

Many 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 more

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Is orange jello ok for colonoscopy prep day?

Is orange jello ok for colonoscopy prep day?

Probably ok: But best tocall your endoscopists office and ask their preferences and for clarification. ...Read more

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What kind of protein drinks are fine for colonoscopy prep?

What kind of protein drinks are fine for colonoscopy prep?

All: As long as there is no bulky fiber (fruit/vegetable products), protein should be 100% digested in the small intestine. As you get closer to colonoscopy time, go to clear liquids. Up to 6 hours before, we allow shakes. ...Read more

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What are the differences between sigmoidoscopy prep and colonoscopy prep?

It is similar: Both procedures require complete cleaning up of the Colorectal area. So the prep is not any different. ...Read more

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How to keep from vomiting during colonoscopy prep?

Basics: Some basic remedies include keeping it cold, using a straw, or mixing / chasing it with something you like. Otherwise you may need a different bowel prep or a dose of an anti-emetic like Phenergan (promethazine) or Reglan before you start. ...Read more

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I keep vomiting during the colonoscopy prep, what can I do?

I keep vomiting during the colonoscopy prep, what can I do?

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

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Can I undergo the colonoscopy prep if I've been taking a PPI for two weeks? Will this upset my electrolyte balance further?

Ask doc: Ask the physician who ordered the colonoscopy for you. That doctor might have specific recommendations on which meds you should stop and which to continue prior to your procedure. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Im 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?

Im 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 more

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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?

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

Miralax (Definition)

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Bisacodyl (Definition)

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