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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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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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What can I eat before my colonoscopy? They told me clear liquids, but what does that mean? Coffee’s not clear, but they said I can have that. What about orange juice or soda?

What can I eat before my colonoscopy? They told me clear liquids, but what does that mean? Coffee’s not clear, but they said I can have that. What about orange juice or soda?

Your endoscopist: Should have given you instructions for your prep the day before your colonoscopy. In general you need to be on a clear liquid diet for 24 hours prior to your colonoscopy. Clear liquids is any thing you can see thru with the restriction of no red food products such as red jello or popsicles. Try to drink at least 60-80 oz of fluids during your prep day. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about colonoscopy?

Can you tell me about colonoscopy?

Much to say: Its a procedure that allows for examination of the colon and part of the small intestinal by direct visualization (seeing it) and also the opportunity to complete procedures when necessary. After a pre-procedure preparation that "cleans out the intestinal tract", it involves sedating a patient (usually!) and then maneuvering the camera on "bendable stick" through the lower intestinal tract. ...Read more

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Does insurance cover a colonoscopy?

Does insurance cover a colonoscopy?

Insurance: Most insurances will cover a colonoscopy if the reasons for the colonoscopy are documented. Screening colonoscopies are suppose to be covered according to ACA. ...Read more

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What can I eat after a colonoscopy?

Nothing to gassy: Since most people are a little bloated after a colonoscopy, I tend to recommend foods that are not too gassy right after a colonoscopy. Otherwise, eat whatever you want. You just went through a tough ordeal so you deserve a treat! ...Read more

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Is colonoscopy test is very painful?

Is colonoscopy test is very painful?

Painless: Very easy to have this test as in most cases you will be anesthetized. The only issue is the preparation which involves taking a type of laxative to clean things out prior to the doctor have a look. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy how far up does it go?

Easy: It goes to the very end of the large intestine, to the cecum and next to the terminal ileum. The distance can vary from patient to patient. ...Read more

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When should a male get a colonoscopy?

50 years old, unless: Regardless of gender, people without high risk factors are advised to begin screening colonoscopy at age 50, repeating at 10 year intervals if nothing is found. Those with high risk factors such as first degree family history of colorectal cancer or polyps should begin at age 40. ...Read more

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Do colonoscopies hurt if you wake up?

Do colonoscopies hurt if you wake up?

No: Just a slight gas cramp, but most feel nothing at all. ...Read more

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Are you put under during a colonoscopy?

Are you put under during a colonoscopy?

Usually: Most physicians in the us sedate their patients before colonoscopy. This means you are awake and extremely relaxed, but many patients due tend to fall asleep with the medications. However, not every physician practices this way and it should be something you discuss with the physician performing the procedure. ...Read more

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Exercising after a colonoscopy is safe?

Caution!: The prep often results in dehydration. Be sure you are re-hydrated before embarking on vigorous exercise. Also any sedation other than Propofol can have lingering effects. Ask your doctor before resuming vigorous exercise! ...Read more

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Does a colonoscopy usually find Chron's?

Yes: In many instances inspection of the lining of the intestines with colonoscopy necessary to help establish the diagnosis of Crohn's disease. Colonoscopy is preferred because it is possible to advance the scope into the end of the small intestine (terminal ileum), which is a common site for Crohns disease to be present. In Crohn's disease, the lining of the colon and/or terminal ileum appears swollen and inflamed. The inflammation is often patchy and discontinuous, unlike ulcerative colitis ...Read more

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What can you tell me about a colonoscopy?

Colon exam: Improved techmique for examing the whole colon over previous sigmoidoscopy. It is best performed by use of a long flexible scope in a bowel that has undergone cleansing (bowel prep). Virtuial colonoscopy defined by radiological exam has been used with some value, not requiring insertion of scope into rectum. Early polypoid tumors and cancers can be detected when asymptomatic ...Read more

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How can you prepare yourself for colonoscopy?

Stay hydrated: Stay hydrated and follow the instructions given to you by your doctor. Failing to drink all of the prep solution will lead to low quality colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Can you eat laffy taffy before a colonoscopy?

No: No, when they tell you nothing by mouth for your procedure, they mean nothing. If you expect to get sedation for your procedure then your stomach needs to be as empty as possible. Otherwise there is a risk of vomiting and aspirating which can be serious, even fatal. So NO! No Laffy Taffy or anything else. Weren't you given explicit pre procedure instructions? ...Read more

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What medication is given before a colonoscopy?

What medication is given before a colonoscopy?

Liquid: Usually a powder mixed in liquid like GoLytely or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) sometimes with tablets added like dulcolax. The amount of liquid is substantial, like 48oz. ...Read more