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Doctor insights on: Colonoscopy Prep Vs Sigmoidoscopy Prep

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What are the differences between sigmoidoscopy prep and colonoscopy prep?

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

Dr. John Lappas
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Sigmoidoscopy (Definition)

Sigmoidoscopy is the use of a flexible fiberoptic camera or specially designed scope to examine the inside of the colon. Because the procedure only examines the left side of the colon (in an area called the sigmoid), it is termed sigmoidoscopy. This is to differentiate it from a colonoscopy, where the entire right and left side of the colon is examined. A sigmoidoscopy ...Read more


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Are jolly ranchers safe for colonoscopy prep?

Yes: They dissolve completely and are no problem. Suggest you avoid the red and purple. ...Read more

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How can I prevent puking during a colonoscopy prep?

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

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Can the liquid for colonoscopy prep make u nauseous?

Can the liquid for colonoscopy prep make u nauseous?

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

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Is there a colonoscopy prep without bisacodyl tablets?

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 colonoscopy prep the same thing as colon cleansing?

Is colonoscopy prep the same thing as colon cleansing?

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

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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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How long after a colonoscopy prep is finished does diarrhea last?

Depends on the prep: Frequently, I use dulcolax to speed up GI transit and reduce the amount of time. Usually i tell patients to alot at least 3 hours after they finish the prep to have diarrhea. ...Read more

Dr. Kristi Moffat
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Proctosigmoidoscopy (Definition)

Proctosigmoidoscopy is an examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon (just above the rectum) using a narrow, rigid scope with a built-in light. A small amount of air is usually introduced to distend the bowel, allowing for a better view. Generally, a limited prep is helpful, but not always necessary. ...Read more


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