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I ate noodles the day before my colonoscopy should I cancel it?

I ate noodles the day before my colonoscopy should I cancel it?

Wasn't clear liquid: Your question is best directed to the doctor who prescribed your prep and will be performing your procedure. Call the after-hours doctor with your question, if the office is closed. That being said, many patients have difficulty with their preparation before colonoscopy, but the best yield from the test derives from the quality of the preparation you provide your doctor. Good luck with your exam. ...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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What can you eat after colonoscopy? Tried and vomitted noodle, cracker, soda... What else can I try?

What can you eat after colonoscopy? Tried and vomitted noodle, cracker, soda... What else can I try?

Should eat anything.: If your colonoscopy was normal and there were no complications, you should be able to eat anything you want as soon as the anesthesia effects are gone. ...Read more

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Is the broth from Lipton Noodle soup OK as a clear liquid for prepping for a colonoscopy?

Is the broth from Lipton Noodle soup OK as a clear liquid for prepping for a colonoscopy?

Yes: When cleansing for colonoscopy it's ok to drink anything clear- broth, juice, sport drinks. Just stay away from anything fatty, or red color. ...Read more

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How long does it take to gain back weight lost during colonoscopy procedure as eating is very limited for few days.

Mostly water: The weight lost during preparation for colonoscopy is mostly water and could be gained back in one day. However if the weight loss is due to some pathology for which colonoscopy was done, then it would depend on the pathology. ...Read more

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Since 24 hrs diarriah yellowish did colonoscopy 3 days ago. All good, not eating well going to bathroom almost every hour. Please help?

Since 24 hrs diarriah yellowish did colonoscopy 3 days ago. All good, not eating well going to bathroom almost every hour. Please help?

It will pass: Drink plenty of fluid especially with sugar and salt. If its small amounts, even if frequent, and you're not dizzy when you sit or stand up, you should be fine. If large volumes or you get dizzy upright, you may need intravenous fluids. Have some salty broth a couple of times. ...Read more

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I am 24 with very irregular bowels. Am I to young to have a colonoscopy done & what can b done to fix my irregularity besides eating right & fiber?

Add probiotic: You can try adding a probiotic to your regimen. You still need to eat right though and have enough fiber in your food intake. Would discuss with your doctor which probiotic he or she would recommend. ...Read more

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Twinges in my bowells from left to right colonoscopy 2 years ago nothing at all Dr said perfect nothing at night just daytime no weight loss eating ok?

Twinges in my bowells from left to right colonoscopy 2 years ago nothing at all Dr said perfect nothing at night just daytime no weight loss eating ok?

Movement of gas: Given the information you provided, your sensation is likely to be due to movement of gas in the colon. You may try to vary your diet to see if that makes a difference. Drink enough water so that bowel contents do not become thick. ...Read more

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Twinges in my bowells left middle and right side 2 years ago all perfect colonoscopy eating ok stools ok just starts when I get up in morning ibs pos?

Twinges in my bowells left middle and right side 2 years ago all perfect colonoscopy eating ok stools ok just starts when I get up in morning ibs pos?

Possible, but at 65: ...recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize organ involved: in female vaginal discharge/bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Also what testing have you had? ...Read more

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Severe diarrhea for 10+ days. After eating, food goes right through. Can barely eat. Had IVs. Colonoscopy was fine. Any recos for help?

Severe diarrhea for 10+ days. After eating, food goes right through. Can barely eat. Had IVs. Colonoscopy was fine. Any recos for help?

NoFood Usually Works: Only consume clear fluids without any sugar, fats or proteins until no diarrhea 2-3 days. This works & is routinely used in hospitals for all sorts of gastrointestinal problems. Hospitals add nasogastric suction for higher/faster efficacy but then IV fluids are required to maintain hydration. After diarrhea stopped restart small amounts liquid foods. Fasting=healthy, burns fat, though not popular. ...Read more

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Male, 22 years old. I've had bloody stools for years already gotten a colonoscopy done, came back normal? Eating a lot of fiber & it's not working!?

Male, 22 years old. I've had bloody stools for years already gotten a colonoscopy done, came back normal? Eating a lot of fiber & it's not working!?

Hemorrhoids Likely: Blood which looks like bight red blood is usually bleeding from hemorrhoids (dilated veins connecting colon veins to skin veins), either internal or external to anal sphincter. Sometimes GI examiners, in a rush to look for issues higher up, miss some of these. Additionally, a colonoscope is not necessarily the best way to examine. Both study & learn anatomy & look for physician worthy your trust. ...Read more

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Been eating dairy not using my pills have severe stomach cramps diahrea and bloody mucus 52 had colonoscopy less than year ago came out good?

Been eating dairy not using my pills have severe stomach cramps diahrea and bloody mucus 52 had colonoscopy less than year ago came out good?

Get an exam: You may have lactose intolerance. An infectious agent is also possible. Bloody mucus is something that should be checked out. If there is a focus of cancer it can often be cured if caught early enough. I suggest discussing this with the same physician who did your colonoscopy as soon as possible. ...Read more

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10week of cramp below navel endoscopy clear colonoscopy ok eating ok toilet ok could it be lactose intollerence or IBS thanks?

10week of cramp below navel endoscopy clear colonoscopy ok eating ok toilet ok could it be lactose intollerence or IBS thanks?

Sounds like a IBS: This is often due to poor regulation of the bowel through the nervous system that controls it. Commonest cause is poor diet, particularly all the sugary stuff ...Read more

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Abdominal twinges had a colonoscopy two years ago all perfect no blood eating ok all ok could it be trapped gas or ibs?

Abdominal twinges had a colonoscopy two years ago all perfect no blood eating ok all ok could it be trapped gas or ibs?

Very vague: You sound knowledgable; I'm pleased you had the recommended colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer. Presume "twinges" mean recurring brief pain. You're right...it could be gas or irritable bowel syndrome. The key is progression: if the twinges become more frequent or intense, further testing including ultrasound or CT imaging and potential lab work can help diagnose. Try more fiber and water. ...Read more

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Why would I have left-sided mid&upper back pain after an EGD & colonoscopy? Hurts more when eating and swallowing. Biopsies were taken.

Why would I have left-sided mid&upper back pain after an EGD & colonoscopy? Hurts more when eating and swallowing. Biopsies were taken.

Invasive procedures,: Such as EGD and colonoscopy, often cause discomfort afterwards, especially if biopsies are taken. Taking biopsies requires cutting out a tiny piece of the lining of your stomach and/or colon, it is normal for this to be painful. If it is painful to swallow, try drinking liquids and/or soft foods in order to allow your body to recover. ...Read more

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I need enema to have BM. Lax upset my stomach. Bloating and gurgling in stomach. Loss of app & feel full after eating. Colonoscopy normal.?

I need enema to have BM. Lax upset my stomach. Bloating and gurgling in stomach. Loss of app & feel full after eating. Colonoscopy normal.?

Metamucil: Try taking 3 capsules of metamucil with a full glass of water twice daily. If that does not work contact your GI doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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1 x1.5cm lump found in pancreas. Colonoscopy/endoscopy/CT next 2 weeks. Pain 8/10, not eating, weak, tired. Lost 10kgs last 3 months. What do I do?

1 x1.5cm lump found in pancreas. Colonoscopy/endoscopy/CT next 2 weeks. Pain 8/10, not eating, weak, tired. Lost 10kgs last 3 months. What do I do?

Pancreatic mass: Discuss with your doctor medications to improve appetite like Marinol or megace as well a nutritional supplements like Ensure. And pain management as that may be affecting your appetite. Once you have a final diagnosis discuss institutions that have lots of experience with your condition, contact them and get an opinion. 1x1.5 is small-in the right place w/ surgery prognosis may be good ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a colonoscopy when sick with something that makes you very tired, upset stomach whenever eating, and feeling feverish but no fever?

Is it safe to get a colonoscopy when sick with something that makes you very tired, upset stomach whenever eating, and feeling feverish but no fever?

It depends.: If colonoscopy is elective, it can wait until you get better. If you have any acute condition and colonoscopy is the diagnostic and the therapeutic choice, then it has to be done. The principle weighing is risk /benefit ratio.
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I have been tired, irritable, and can't seem to lose weight. I have been working out 5 days week eating about 1600 calorie diet. I have celiac disease and I am eating a gluten free diet, just had a colonoscopy that was normal.

I have been tired, irritable, and can't seem to lose weight. I have been working out 5 days week eating about 1600 calorie diet. I have celiac disease and I am eating a gluten free diet, just had a colonoscopy that was normal.

I: I am glad you have had a medical evaluation. Please be sure you are drinking plenty of fluids to flush out your system. Also please be sure you have had your thyroid hormones tested. If you continue your symptoms, please be seen by your physician to have a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had rectal bleeding, on and off for several months. Along with bad stomach cramps after eating. Nothing on colonoscopy.

I have had rectal bleeding, on and off for several months. Along with bad stomach cramps after eating. Nothing on colonoscopy.

Above or below: Blood in the stool and pain after eating could be signs of a gastric ulcer, in addition to the colonoscopy, you probably need an EGD (Endoscopic Gastro-Duodenoscopy, camera from above) to rule out a bleeding gastric ulcer. These typically present with stomach pain that is worsened by eating and blood in the stool (usually dark black stools or hidden, occult, blood on lab testing). ...Read more