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Fasting Before Colonoscopy
Two days fasting / preparing before colonoscopy/endoscopy and now three days constipated. What should I do? Should i take laxative?
Not sure: Your colon was likely cleaned out completely for the procedure. Not going to the bathroom is not really constipation as its defined by hard bowel movement with lots of straining involved. Unless you have abd pain or distention i wouldnt be too worried about it. Try some prune juice and if that doesnt help you can try over the counter miralax. If you have hist of constip start taking a stool softe. ...Read more
I'm prepping for a colonoscopy tomorrow I have been fasting all day and after drinkin the liquid to make me poopy pulse is high is that normal?
Dehydrated: You could be dehydrated. In addition to your laxatives, you should be consuming lots and lots of clear liquids. You should be peeing alot as well as pooping. If you are concerned or have warning signs (short of breath, dizzy, chest pain) either call the doc doing the test tomorrow or go to the er. ...Read more
Is it okay to use hydrocortisone acetate suppositories to relieve rectal pains during colonoscopy prep (while on liquid or fasting)?
Rectal discomfort: During the prep is from the frequent loose stools and wiping too much. Soaking your bottom in warm water and applying over the counter ointments such as calmoseptine may help. The hemorrhoids can also get enlarged from such and can cause rectal discomfort on the inside. Hydrocortisone supp may help in that case. ...Read more
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
I am having a colonoscopy/endoscopy on Monday so I am currently on a clear liquid diet. I have a pan I disorder, is not eating causing my panic attack?
No: Not eating is not causing panic attack, and if it happen again, you should be valuated by psychiatric. ...Read more
Yes: There are many variations of "the prep", but in general you will need to restrict your diet to clear liquids the day before the procedure, and drink a prescribed preparation to wash out your colon the evening before and possibly the morning of the procedure. There may be other instructions for the avoidance of certain foods (seeds) for a few days in advance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Liquids: No solid or soft foods ar allowed on the day of the prep. Any liquid that you can see through (clear liquids) is allowed--tea, black coffee, water, juces without pulp, broths, popsicles, hard candy (ie, jolly ranchers). Avoid any red colored fluids as they may give the tissue a bloody appearance and can be confusing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chose right doctor!: There is a tremendous variation in quality among colonoscopists. It is now known that the doctors with adr above 20 give you ten times the protection from subsequent colorectal cancer. If the doctor will not divulge their adr as the american collefge of gastroenterology web-site suggests, get a second opinion. Why go through all that for little benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: In general, we will want you to continue taking all of your usual medications prior to your colonoscopy, even the morning of the procedure. However, some medications such as ibuprofen, aspirin, anti-platelet agents and warfarin will increase the risk if bleeding if polyps are removed. Depending why you are taking any of these medications, your endoscopist may want you to stop them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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