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Is it possible for you to drink ensure before a colonoscopy?

Is it possible for you to drink ensure before a colonoscopy?

Probably yes: The usual dictum has been to remain on clear liquids the day before a colonoscopy exam. However, not uncommonly do we perform a colonoscopy on these patients and only find this out afterwards and usually the bowel preps are regarded as adequate. Please discuss this issue with your performing colonoscopist before doing so however. ...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


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Is it possible for you to drink after a colonoscopy?

Is it possible for you to drink after a colonoscopy?

Yes: In fact, most facilities where colonoscopies are performed, will make sure that you can handle some liquids/solid food before you leave. ...Read more

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What kind of things can you drink if you are having a colonoscopy?

What kind of things can you drink if you are having a colonoscopy?

Clear liquids: Typical bowel prep instructions for a colonoscopy include a clear liquid diet the day prior to your colonoscopy or any oral liquid that you can see through. This includes water, apple juice, sports drinks, tea, black coffee, soda, etc. The key is to drink plenty of fluids during your bowel prep for your colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Do I need to drink all of the prep for a colonoscopy? It makes me sick

Do I need to drink all of the prep for a colonoscopy? It makes me sick

Yes: Drink it all to be sure the prep is good. The worst would be to do "most" of the prep (which is absolutely no fun) but then get to the colonoscopy and it be inconclusive because it wasn't clear enough to see. Then you're back at square one, starting over! Good luck! No one likes the stuff. ...Read more

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I have an appt. To get my colonoscopy and i keep getting blocked. Can eat or drink anything?

Follow instructions: The procedure center will instruct you to not eat or drink from the night before, except for a galon of colon prep (golytely) solution used to clean the colon in preparation for the colonoscopy. You should have the information on proper prep. ...Read more

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I have to drink 2 liters of moviprep for my colonoscopy. Can't anymore after 1st liter. Is there anything else i can do?

Take break...: Go for a walk, give it about 30 minutes and try again. It doesn't mean you have to chug the whole thing in a few minutes--just don't go hours between efforts, will be less effective. ...Read more

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Having a colonoscopy @53 . If I have it done in the am will i be able to attend a function at night and how long before i can eat and drink.

I think so.: If your colonoscopy was uneventful in the morning, you may attend a function in the evening, but better if somebody drives you, and you can start eating and drinking, do not overdo. ...Read more

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What is the liquid you drink before a colonoscopy made from?

What is the liquid you drink before a colonoscopy made from?

Water and salts: Generally most colon preps are made of water and a mix of salts to both replace those expected to be washed out by the prep, but also to make it "neutral", so your body chemistry will not change much with the large volumes of fluid ingested. Substances to change the taste are also generally used too, although most peolpe still say it tastes terrible :(. ...Read more

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Can i drink wine if i'm having a colonoscopy?

Follow instructions: Colon prep instructions will be given to you, just follow them carefully. Usually you are allowed to have liquids until 12 hours before doing the procedure. ...Read more

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Ok to drink myoplex lite with colonoscopy prep?

Never heard of it: The doctor who orders colonoscopy would be able to guide you best. Call him or her or their nurse to help you and guide you further. ...Read more

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Can i go to a party after my colonoscopy? My procedure’s on friday morning and i want to go to a party that night. Is it safe for me to go? Can i drink?

Can i go to a party after my colonoscopy? My procedure’s on friday morning and i want to go to a party that night. Is it safe for me to go? Can i drink?

Thanks : Thanks for your question. Generally we advise patients not to drive or operate any heavy machinery until the following day after a colonoscopy, because the medicines used to sedate you can cause cloudy thinking and altered judgment. There is no medical reason you couldn't go to a party if you are feeling up to it, but i would strongly suggest you go with a trusted friend who can drive you and stay with that friend for the duration of the party. Let him/her know that your judgment may be impaired so he/she can "look out" for you. I would suggest not drinking alcohol that night. I hope this answers your question. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can i drink beer after my colonoscopy?

Yes: Unless otherwise noted by your endoscopy physician, most patients can resume drinking after colonoscopy. Consuming alcohol may be postponed 24 hours or so, to let any anesthetic or sedative effects to wear off completely. ...Read more

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I am scheduled for a colonoscopy . . .Is it ok to drink orange gatorade?

Yes: The day before the procedure, i believe they put you on a clear liquid diet while taking the cathartic. After midnight, they may put you off any food except water until after the procedure. So until the day before the procedure the gatorade of any flavor is ok. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol after a colonoscopy?

Can i drink alcohol after a colonoscopy?

Yes, within limits: It should not matter as long as it is moderate use of alcohol. Excessive drinking causes colon cancer, so watch out! ...Read more

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Can i drink wine the evening after a colonoscopy?

Can i drink wine the evening after a colonoscopy?

Probably not: If you were given any type of sedation - and the vast majority of persons having a colonoscopy are - then it is unlikely to have left your system yet. Having alcohol coudl prove deadly. Wait longer before drinking; you were probably given some written instructions about this when you departed the colonoscopy suite - read tehm carefully; and later on if you do drink - do so in moderation. ...Read more

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Can you drink wine the evening after having a colonoscopy in early morning?

Not recommended: The anesthetic used in colonoscopy lasts in your system for about a day; avoid alcoholic drinks that first day. ...Read more