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Eating Before A Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy Prep: The prep for a colonoscopy might differ from doctor to doctor, but generally speaking most will advise that the patient eat no solid food while the preparation of the bowel is in progress. Clear fluids, however, are permitted. These include apple or cranberry juice, ginger ale, jello and clear broth. ...Read more
How long after having an endoscopy&colonoscopy (at the same time) & they also take a biopsy are you allowed to eat? Also will nausea be felt after?
See below: Nausea from these procedures is not common. You will be able to eat a few hours after the procedure, may be even sooner. As soon as you recover from the sedation and have normal swallowing reflex, it will be safe to eat. ...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
No: No- for 2 reasons-1/ it can make visualization more difficult, 2/ you will be sedated, and do not want to run the risk of aspirating food into your lungs. ...Read more
Follow the instructi: Your doctor's office should give you instructions to follow in order to have a good prep. Otherwise your test will be cancelled as the preparation is rigorous and lasts 2-3 days of no solids and using laxatives to clean up your intestines completely. ...Read more
Varies: It varies on the patient's condition and what is the colonoscopy's intended purpose ...Read more
Depends on your prep: If it didn't go that well and you didn't empty the bowels out properly, it can continue for 2-3 days. Most people have the opposite experience, no BMs for several days. ...Read more
1-2 days: If you go home and start eating afterward, thebn you should start having some stool within a day or two. ...Read more
Anything, generally: Depending on your doctor's preparation, you can often eat a regular diet until the day before your colonoscopy. A light breakfast the day before, and clear liquids all day before your procedure is generally adequate. Remember though, anything you put in your face before your scope, will have to come out with the prep! ...Read more
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 more
Clear liquids: Depending on the type of bowel prep and physician preference, usually a light breakfast followed by clear liquids only the day before the procedure is sufficient. ...Read more
How long after completed colonoscopy am I safe to assume it did not and will not cause any complications?
Colonoscopy: Usually a few days. Time will tell. ...Read more
How long does it take to gain back weight lost during colonoscopy procedure as eating is very limited for few days.
Anywhere: From 12-36 hours is normal to have a bm after colonosopy. Anything longer and you should call your endoscopist and discuss with them. Also will be dependent on how much you are eating after the procedure. ...Read more
A day: You can usually return to normal activity the day afier the procedure. ...Read more
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