How to cope with preparation for a colonoscopy - Doctor answers
Don't drink your prep too fast. You are more likely to get nausea and vomiting if you chug too fast. Also, don't chill your prep too much. Really cold liquids slow down gastric emptying.
Also, the closer you take the prep to the time of colonoscopy, the cleaner your prep will be. ...Read more
You can have clear: Liquids the day before unless advised otherwise. I tell my pts to drink a lot of fluids with the prep to keep flushing the colon. You can also have broth chick/beef and jello (avoid red). Solid food is not allowed. Its worth controlling your hunger for one day than to have to repeat the procedure if not adequately prepped. ...Read more
So why does there seem to be more fuss about colonoscopies vs upper? Is it more to do with the preparation required and the chance of incomplete exam?
Colonoscopy.: Not sure what you mean by "fuss, " but it is true that preparing your colon for a colonoscopy is more difficult than just not eating after midnight to prepare for an upper endoscopy. However, if you take the preparation properly, more than 90% of colonoscopies are completed without difficulty. Just follow the instructions that your doctor gives you and it should go well. Good luck. ...Read more
How long will it take to heal by itself for hemorrhoid I got because of preparation for colonoscopy?
I have big swelling on my rectum because of preparation for colonoscopy. What could it be and can I still have colonoscopy tomorrow?
Split prep: There are at least a dozen colonoscopy preps. However, the most effective prep is taken both the night before and the morning of the exam. Also, it is important to drink as much clear liquids as possible the 24 hours before colonoscopy. Avoid sugary drinks which draws water back into the blood stream from the colon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Got external hemorrhoids because of preparation for colonoscopy. They are extremely painful and itchy. How long will it take to heal? Will they by themselves? Can I do something so they can heal soon?
How to maintain electrolyte balance during colonoscopy preparation? Should I drink mineral water and sport drinks?
Electrolytes: Colon prep is not likely to affect the electrolyte balance of normal adults significantly. Drinking these sport drinks will not hurt you and perhaps help the economy. ...Read more
Can any doc explain if you get sick from the colonoscopy preparation like drinking the laxative and golightly liquid?
Nasty: Nasty. .. can get nausea besides the intended diarrhoea ...Read more
Due to colonoscopy preparation I got 2 hemorrhoids on Monday. Today on Sunday 3rd one came. Having soft stool, no diarrhea or constapation. What is going on? What should I do? Please help
Helps: Reglan (metoclopramide) helps the stomach empty faster, pushing the large volume of the typical liquid prep out faster, lessening the chance of you vomiting it up because it doesn't go through quick enough. ...Read more