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How long will it take to complete my bowel prep?

How long will it take to complete my bowel prep?

Prep: This may take 6 hours or longer. Usually preps involve drinking large quantities of a special liquid or taking pills. The goal is a clear effluent that will help the specialist visualize the colon during colonoscopy or make your surgery safer. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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When should I take first dose of bowel prep solution, a couple of hours before bed?

When should I take first dose of bowel prep solution, a couple of hours before bed?

Instuctions to follo: The bowel prep medicine(drinking solution) comes with Instructions which you should read carefully and try to follow.. You can start he medication like you have planned. It doe snot have to be timed perfectly, yet it takes 6-8 hours to clean up the bowel. Good luck. ...Read more

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Am i allowed to take phergan during a bowel prep for a colonoscopy?

I wouldn't: Just take your time and drink the bowel prep -- it is very important to be cleaned out for the test. Try chewing gum in between glasses of the prep as this will take away the nasty aftertaste. Any medicine you take during the prep will likely be washed away ...Read more

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Is there a difference what kind of bowel prep is done for a colonoscopy as long as the end result is the same?

Is there a difference what kind of bowel prep is done for a colonoscopy as long as the end result is the same?

Some preps: Are more difficult or time consuming, which caues non-compliance, or result in more electrolyte abnormalities, such as low potassium. But you are right, once the prep is complete and the end result is satisfactory, then the choice of prep is not even relevant. ...Read more

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Do I need to take bowel prep for a capsule endoscopy?

Do I need to take bowel prep for a capsule endoscopy?

Yes for best results: Best results are obtained by swallowing the capsule after good bowel prep. It has minute digital camera , which takes pictures when passing through the small bowel, well prepared gut will give best accurate pictures of pathology ( diseased area ) than unprepared bowel. ...Read more

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Why is it necessary for me to take a bowel prep before having a hysterectomy?

Yes: It is in your best interest to do so just incase an injury occurs to your colon during the surgery, it can be repaired without the need to have a colostomy. ...Read more

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What happens if i don't take super bowel prep kit in time?

What happens if i don't take super bowel prep kit in time?

depends on why: If you are having a bowel prep for a procedure, like colonoscopy, and the prep is not done or effective, you may be sent home if there is too much stool to allow for thorough evaluation by the endoscopist. If it is for surgery, an inadequate bowel prep may increase the risk of infection after colon surgery. In any case, it is to your advantage to make sure the prep is done correctly. ...Read more

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Can i take magnesium citrate ontop of my miralax for bowel prep? 1 gallon of miralax is too much, can i only drink half a gallon?

Can i take magnesium citrate ontop of my miralax for bowel prep? 1 gallon of miralax is too much, can i only drink half a gallon?

Just mag citrate: You can have just magnesium citrate. Why are you having bowel prep. Discuss with your physician if mag citrate is a substitute that is satisfactory alternative. Tell him miralax volume is too much. However though discomfort it is do-able for most people ...Read more

Bowel Prep (Definition)

This is the flushing out of intestinal contents, usually before colonoscopy or colonic surgery. A solution which traverses the intestines without being absorbed is taken orally, causing a complete cleansing of solid ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more