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Fleet Phospho Soda Colonoscopy
What can you eat after colonoscopy? Tried and vomitted noodle, cracker, soda... What else can I try?
I need a list of clear sodas with caffeine due to drinking clear liquids for a colonoscopy on the 6th of April. The problem is I need caffeine to help?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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