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How can you prepare yourself for colonoscopy?

How can you prepare yourself for colonoscopy?

Stay hydrated: Stay hydrated and follow the instructions given to you by your doctor. Failing to drink all of the prep solution will lead to low quality colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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How can I prepare for a colonoscopy?

How can I prepare for a colonoscopy?

Bowel prep: Follow your doctors instructions on the oral bowel prep and diet. ...Read more

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How to prepare for upper endoscopy?

How to prepare for upper endoscopy?

Need no oral prep...: ...Just diet restriction (avoid ingesting liquids within 2 hours, solids in 4-6 hours), appropriate to what sedation will be used ; why endoscopy is being pursued. If gastroparesis is suspected, you may need a longer period of fasting before testing. ...Read more

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How to prep for a colonoscopy?

How to prep 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 more

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How to prepare for marathon?

How to prepare for marathon?

Look on line: Depending on when the marathon is there are many schedules on the internet to help meet your goals on a week by week basis ...Read more

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How to get ready for egd exam?

How to get ready for egd exam?

Check with gi: Best to check with the gi doctor who is performing your egd. Usually the basic instructions consist of not eating after midnight before the procedure and holding certain meds ...Read more

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How should I prepare for the CT myelogram?

How should I prepare for the CT myelogram?

Relax: You should do fine. Drink plenty of fluids the night before and avoid Aspirin or other anti-coagulation medications. Check out spine-health.Com. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you prepare for a Strayer procedure?

How do you prepare for a Strayer procedure?

Preop Protocol: Just like most surgeries: Nothing to eat or drink after midnight, etc. Some details may vary from one surgeon to another. For me, Strayer is a 20-minute outpatient procedure, and the patient is allowed to walk on their operative leg with walking boot for 2 weeks then stitches are removed followed by 4 to 6 weeks of physical therapy to transition regular shoes and activities. ...Read more

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How do I prepare for capsule endoscopy?

How do I prepare for capsule endoscopy?

Laxatives: You need to take laxatives as directed by your referring doctor. Usually it is a similar preparation than the colonoscopy prep (miralax, golytely, (polyethylene glycol) nulytely, halflytely, etc). ...Read more

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What can I do to prepare for a myelogram?

What can I do to prepare for a myelogram?

Drink fluids: Maybe ask the doctor if he could get the information with a different less invasive test such as an mri? If you have to get the myelogram ask for the most experienced radiologist. ...Read more

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How to prepare for a partial hysterectomy?

How to prepare for a partial hysterectomy?

Good health: Sleep, eat and exercise right. Everything in moderation. Find a great surgeon. Ask questions, to better understand what to expect before, during and after surgery. Take time to recover after surgery. I recommend 2 weeks of home rest after a partial hysterectomy and then if all is well, return to usually activities as your body allows. Have a positive attitude. Use your support network to help! ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the quick, easy to prepare foods for bodybuilding?

Can you please discuss the quick, easy to prepare foods for bodybuilding?

Lean proteins: If you want to build muscle, you need protein to supply the body as it repairs after lifting sessions. Lean meats such as chicken, turkey, eggs, sirloin, and fish are good choices. Good carbs like sweet potatoes or berries will also help restore glycogen stores post workout. You can supplement with whey protein as well for convenience, but always try to eat real food. ...Read more

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How should I prepare for a colonoscopy and a gastroscopy?

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

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What can I do to mentally prepare for surgery?

What can I do to mentally prepare for surgery?

Team work: Preparing for surgery can be scary. Get your team, the friends and family who will be there for you through the process, support with transportation, pharmacy, diet, vitamins, appointments, physical tx. It helps to talk about your concerns, your needs before and after the procedure. Ask questions of your surgery team and understand the surgery risk/benefit for your procedure. Good luck. ...Read more

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How would prepare for prk?

How would   prepare for prk?

See ophthalmologist: You lasik/prk surgeon will do all the work for you in your pre-treatment examinations and answer all questions you might have. On the day of surgery, eat lightly and try not to worry. If you are a terribly nervous sort, you might need to have a valium prescribed which your lasik surgeon can prescribe. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to prepare for an ultrasound for endometriosis?

Can someone tell me how to prepare for an ultrasound for endometriosis?

Ultrasound: You don't need any special preparation. If they are going to do a transabdominal scan alone or in addition to transvaginal, they might want you to arrive with your bladder full. ...Read more