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How To Cope With Preparation For A Colonoscopy
Lots of options: There are a lot of different regimens for doing a colonoscopy prep. It depends on your gastroenterologist what they prefer. Ultimate what they want is a clean prep, so you should not have any stool in your colon when they look. You will have a sense of whether your prep is complete when you look in the toilet bowl and you shouldn't see any solid material left. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Disinfection: All institutions that do these procedures have strict protocols for cleaning and disinfecting the instruments between patients. ...Read more
You : Should discuss preparation and any question you have with your GI doctor, who will give you specific instructions of his preferences. Each endoscopist has their favorite set of instructions and preps the prefer to use. ...Read more
Don't be eating : A delicious meal in front of them while they are taking their prep! ...Read more
Primary Care Doc: Your primary care physician probably can make a good recommendation. Primary care docs often refer patients to specialists, and their patients report back to them, so they learn who is good and who isn't--from a patient's perspective. Therefore, your primary care doc is probably best informed to make a good recommendation for a psychiatrist or any other specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Met with two gastros and get the feeling all they care about is performing procedures. How can I find a good gastro willing to help and work with me?
Maybe you need...: ...The procedures they recommended (since both docs gave you the same advice). If still seeking a third opinion, ask who among your contact is satisfied with their gastroenterologist. Or, ask your primary care provider for a referral to someone you may like (after all, your pcp knows your personality ; who you may best mesh with). But what will you do if the third opinion recommends a procedure? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constipation: If increasing fibe and water intake r in the diet is not helpful, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is a stool softener (not a laxative despite it's name) that is very helpful. I would start with 1/2 capful mixed in water or juice/day and increase the dose gradually every 3-4 days until a moderately soft stool every day or two is achieved. ...Read more
I have to take polyethylene glycol to prepare for a colonoscopy. How can I mask this taste better?
Difficult: Try crystal light.Get a more detailed answer ›
ADD kids: If the child is already properly diagnosed and not "mildly" affected...Add can severely affect the child immediately and his life in the future, if not treated properly. There is no time to waste to try otc. No doctor would suggest otc. Any of the parents have add or history of alcohol and drug use? And the elder generations?.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Preparing for a kidney donation - suggestions needed like what to eat/drink, and how to prepare mentally?
Early Intervention : The earlier a child is diagnosed and started with therapies the better the outcomes. The plan needs to be multifactorial and may include biomedical, st, pt, ot as well as behavioral. All those who work with the child should be educated on what to expect and how best to respond to certain behaviors. Support groups for parents and respite care are key to allow them time to recharge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There is no sure answer. Some kids, two weeks. Some kids six months. Some kids never. Some need other restrictions too, possibly dairy, possibly soy. Every child is different and no one treatment will work for each child, and some children will have a profound change, some a little bit, and some not at all. This makes it hard to do controlled studies, because there is not just one autism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Use your resources: A consultation with a dietician may be immensely helpful; call a local hospital and ask to speak with a dietitian to determine if they have an outpatient program or know of someone in your area who offers such services. There are many web-based resources, and web sites that will give you a list of foods or recipes you can purchase from them that are safe for your given combo of allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anger: You have a number of options. If you have difficulty expressing your anger in a healthy way- consider anger managment classes. If you if is part of a major mental health disorder - get evaluated. Once better understood, it can be determined if you would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, medications, relaxation techniques etc. The worst thing you can do with your anger is to stuff it. ...Read more
Specialist: At the present time, the treatment of hepatitis c is quite complex, though it will get simpler soon. Hepatitis c is treated by specialists, usually infectious disease specialists or hematologists (liver specialists.). Because improvements in treatment are happening so rapidly, a specialist can advise you whether you need to be treated now or can wait for better drugs. ...Read more
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