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Can I add clear flavors to prep drink for coloscopy?

Can I add clear flavors to prep drink for coloscopy?

Only if supplied: If you are taking an oral lavage solution, the bolus of liquid you ingest is supposed to wash thru the gut and carry waste out with your resulting diarrhea. However, you can ruin the effectiveness of the prep if some of the liquid gets absorbed by the small intestine before reaching the colon. Using sugared flavorings with your prep will so result in its lack of efficacy, necessitating a re-prep. ...Read more

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I have had an abnormal nuclear glandular smear result, I have to have a coloscopy, please explain the difference between this result &cin3?

I have had an abnormal nuclear glandular smear result, I have to have a coloscopy, please explain the difference between this result &cin3?

Cervical cancer: Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, or cervical dysplasia and cervical interstitial neoplasia, is a premalignant transformation and abnormal growth (dysplasia) of squamous cells on the surface of the cervix. The nuclear glandular smear may help to differentiate between dysplasia and true adenocarcinomatous changes, but these results values have been disputed. ...Read more

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My papsmear was abnormal but my gyno said that it doesnot say why so he said i can repeat it in 6mth or do a coloscopy i ask which one he would prefer he said coloscopy. Wat should I do.Its weird?

My papsmear was abnormal but my gyno said that it doesnot say why so he said i can repeat it in 6mth or do a coloscopy i ask which one he would prefer he said coloscopy. Wat should I do.Its weird?

Depends: If you did not have vaccine for hpv and are a smoker who has had 5 sexual partners starting in adolescence you would be at very high risk for getting cervical cancer and colposcopy would be best. If you have minimal risk factors the dysplasia could heal on its own. So waiting would be reasonable. ...Read more

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Can you have liquid egg whites befoe coloscopy?

Can you have liquid egg whites befoe coloscopy?

Clear liquids please: An effective colonoscopy preparation, & thereby a good quality colonoscopy examination, obligates little to no residual so the entire colon lining can be visualized. Egg whites when cooked are opaque--a poor choice to eat the day before or day of colonoscopy. Also, you should never eat egg products raw (whites are anyway so viscous as to cloud the colonoscope lens). Follow prep instructions! ...Read more