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I'm having a colonoscopy & my dr. Wants me too take 12 dulcolax, MG citrate & 2 medizine . I only wt 105. Is that to much? I'm nervous about it.

I'm having a  colonoscopy & my dr. Wants me too take 12 dulcolax, MG citrate & 2 medizine .  I only wt 105. Is that to much? I'm nervous about it.

No not too much: It is part of a colonoscopy prep but make sure that they want you to have either or dulcolax and mg citrate they usually order either or not both and you suppose to flush it by Gatorade or special fluid like Golytely (polyethylene glycol) or ware and juices simply Call your doctor to confirm the instruction ...Read more

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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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My Hubby is scheduled for a colonoscopy. The day before his appt the inst. say to take 3 Dulcolax pills. We have Colace on hand. Can 3 Colace be used ?

My Hubby is scheduled for a colonoscopy. The day before his appt the inst. say to take 3 Dulcolax pills. We have Colace on hand. Can 3 Colace be used ?

No: Colace is merely a stool softener. A strong laxative is needed to clean out the colon as an inadequate preparation makes for an indeterminate colon visualization. Instruct your husband to carefully follow the instructions given to him. Avoiding roughage in the diet for several days precolonoscopy helps also. ...Read more

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I'm having a colonoscopy and i want to be awake for the whole procedure. Is that possible? Also they are having me take 12 ducolax pills.is that safe

I'm having a colonoscopy and i want to be awake for the whole procedure. Is that possible?  Also they are having me take 12 ducolax pills.is that safe

Not recommended: A full colonoscopy can be very uncomfortable, even painful. I would certainly NOT recommend it in an awake state. Your body's response to conscious pain may also make the procedure more difficult to perform and limit the usefulness of the exam. ...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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Scheduled for colonoscopy but afraid magnesium citrate won't clear my colon. Docqulace and bisacodyl failed to evacuate colon. Will the citrate work?

Scheduled for colonoscopy but afraid magnesium citrate won't clear my colon. Docqulace and bisacodyl failed to evacuate colon. Will the citrate work?

AlwaysAGuess; agent,: dose & response relationships with all the usual complex individual variables. A full bottle of citrate of magnesia will likely be far more effective than the other agents, especially if one stays physically active, fasts, take 2 days prior & chase with another bottle 1 day prior. Just keep up clear liquids. Awareness of heart beats both a focus & a self-distraction (from other greater) issues. ...Read more

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Gas / rumbling 2 1/2 days after Ducolax. Ate 2 full meals yesterday after taking Ducloax Sunday night. Colonoscopy 7/16, regular CT 10/16. Norm?

Gas / rumbling 2 1/2 days after Ducolax.  Ate 2 full meals yesterday after taking Ducloax Sunday night.  Colonoscopy 7/16, regular CT 10/16. Norm?

Dulcolax: This increase in intestinal peristalsis may be a somewhat delayed laxative effect of the dulcolax. Your normal colonoscopy in July is reassuring. If you're experiencing frequent and severe upper or midabdominal cramping, abdominal distension,severe constipation or vomiting possibilities include obstructive problems higher up from the colon. Your gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate you ...Read more

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Is a colonoscopy painful?

It shouldn't: Colonoscopies for the most part are not painful especially if sedation is used ...Read more

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How deep does a colonoscopy go?

How deep does a colonoscopy go?

Right colon: A proper colonoscopy should reach the right side of the colon to the junction of the colon and the small intestine. ...Read more

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How is a colonoscopy performed?

How is a colonoscopy performed?

Camera on a snake: A video camera on the end of a flexible stalk, not unlike a snake, is inserted through the rectum while you are asleep. You don't feel a thing, you won't remember it, and the only bed part is the prep. ...Read more

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What if i ate before colonoscopy?

What if i ate before colonoscopy?

They would cancel: If you ate, your intestines may not be clean, so a reliable examination becomes difficult to carry out. This means there is going to be likely cancellation of the colonoscopic procedure. ...Read more

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Is colonoscopy the same as a ug i?

No: A colonoscopy is using a camera inserted into the rectum (under some level of sedation) through your colon to the cecum (area of the appendix) which allows us to look for cancer as well as to biopsy areas of abnormality. A UGI is an x-ray procedure where we use x-rays to take a picture of your esophagus and stomach with dye in it which allows us to look for leaks, blockages and other issues. ...Read more

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I have got a colonoscopy question?

What is question?: Colonoscopy is a routine procedure performed with a long flexible endoscope after a bowel clean out. It is usually done under heavy sedation as an outpatient. Polyps can often be removed or other suspicious areas biopsied. You can resubmit a specific question. ...Read more

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