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Doctor insights on: Is Alcohol Permitted On A Clear Liquid Diet Before A Colonoscopy

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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6 y/o needs colonoscopy. Please be specific on things she can have on a clear liquid diet?

6 y/o needs colonoscopy. Please be specific on things she can have on a clear liquid diet?

Define clear liquids: "clear liquids" are any food that is not solid at room ; body temperature that will allow sunlight to pass through: ice pops, jello, broth without particles, juices without particulates, water, light tea. Avoid red-dyed foods that may leave residue that looks like blood to the colonoscopist. Confirm your selection with the performing doctor--you don't want to have to re-do the test due 2 bad prep. ...Read more

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Can I take rolaids as part of a clear liquid diet as prep for a colonoscopy?

Can I take rolaids as part of a clear liquid diet as prep for a colonoscopy?

Plenty of liquids: Colonoscopy is a unique event and remember that the preparation is very important. Follow the directions on your particular bowel preparation and remember to drink plenty of clear liquids.
Role aids are permissible. ...Read more

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Can I have Werther's Original Caramel Hard Candies the day before my colonoscopy? I am on a clear liquid diet.

Can I have Werther's Original Caramel Hard Candies the day before my colonoscopy? I am on a clear liquid diet.

Yes: The hard candies will dissolve into soft or liquid form before they reach your bowel. While they are not quite clear, they are close enough. And the volume they would produce would be very small. I probably would not do more than 5 or 6 of them, though; maybe 10 at the most. None on day of procedure. Clearer/lighter hard candy would be better. Keep up the water!! Good luck! ...Read more

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When colonoscopy preparation need 2 day clear liquid diet instead of 24 hour?

When colonoscopy preparation need 2 day clear liquid diet instead of 24 hour?

Slow gut: Often two day prep used in patients with known or suspect delayed transit such as those on narcotics, with chronic constipation, and s/p spinal cord injury, or those who previously failed a standard one day prep. ...Read more

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I have been on clear liquid diet all day and started colonoscopy prep 4.5 hours ago. I have drank 2 liters of movi-prep without a BM. What should I do?

I have been on clear liquid diet all day and started colonoscopy prep 4.5 hours ago. I have drank 2 liters of movi-prep without a BM. What should I do?

Continue prep: Continue the prep as prescribed. If you have not had good BMs prior to time for the procedure, let the doctor who is going to do the procedure know. If your colon is not cleared out, the doctor will not be able to see well enough for the colonoscopy to be of any value. You may need to be prescribed a different bowel prep. ...Read more

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How to tell doctor? I have a colonoscopy coming up but I can't be on clear liquid diet I have to eat food with my meds how to I tell my doctor?

How to tell doctor? I have a colonoscopy coming up but I can't be on clear liquid diet I have to eat food with my meds how to I tell my doctor?

Your doctor: Should know what medications you're taking, and be able to advise you appropriately. Talk with your doctor openly about your plans. If you present to radiology with solids still in your colon, they won't be able to do your study. You and your doctor need to devise an appropriate plan. ...Read more

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What popsicles are good for a liquid diet while preparing for a colonoscopy?

What popsicles are good for a liquid diet while preparing for a colonoscopy?

Lime popsicles: Colonoscopy prep can be tolerated when lime popsicles are added to your clear liquid, non red food list. Get the low calorie type. ...Read more

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Is Pedialite considered a Med. If your about to have a Colonoscopy or can it be considered the day before on the liquid diet bc of the electroylites?

Is Pedialite considered a Med. If your about to have a Colonoscopy or can it be considered the day before on the liquid diet bc of the electroylites?

Should be fine: You should be fine to drink Pedialite the day before a colonoscopy if they instructed you to be on liquid diet. You can always call the doctor's office to confirm if you are unsure. ...Read more

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Can I use BCAA supplement pill when on liquid diet for colonoscopy?

Can I use BCAA supplement pill when on liquid diet for colonoscopy?

BCAA: This latest addition to muscle building should not interfere with the colonoscopy, but it might be best to check with the colonoscopist and see what they advise. ...Read more

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Having a colonoscopy in 2 days is it possible to have mango sorbet with out dairy as part of the liquid diet?

Having a colonoscopy in 2 days is it possible to have mango sorbet with out dairy as part of the liquid diet?

See below: It is okay now 2 days before. On the day before colonoscopy try to refrain from taking anything after noon and follow the instruction for colon preparation carefully. ...Read more

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Can I undergo the colonoscopy prep of a liquid diet if I happen to have a stomach ulcer or gastritis?

Can I undergo the colonoscopy prep of a liquid diet if I happen to have a stomach ulcer or gastritis?

Sure: A liquid diet is pretty benign. Though I you were prescribed mess you should continue to take Those. ...Read more

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If I stick to a liquid diet of 200-500 cals a day for 40 days then start eating junk & alcohol straight after will it damage me? It will just b for 1 day for a party then I will go back on the diet.

If I stick to a liquid diet of 200-500 cals a day for 40 days then start eating junk & alcohol straight after will it damage me? It will just b for 1 day for a party then I will go back on the diet.

Starvation: There are nearly 40000 physicians here on health tap. And, all of us would tell you the same thing. Starving yourself is very dangerous and very unhealthy. It is in no way a successful strategy to lose weight. It will damage your metabolism center in your brain and it will possibly damage your organs and your hormones. Please. Please rethink this unwise plan. ...Read more

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How come doctors put you on a clear liquid diet after surgery?

How come doctors put you on a clear liquid diet after surgery?

Avoid complications: Regular diet after surgery can lead to vomiting. Vomiting is dangerous and can lead to aspiration pneumonia. The anesthetic agents impact the intestines, slow them down. Post surgical diet promotes hydration, little fat, few calories and easy to digest. Constipation after surgery is a related problem. Stay on the diet and have a safe recovery. ...Read more

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What are some delicious foods on a clear liquid diet?

What are some delicious foods on a clear liquid diet?

Chicken soup: If made right, chicken soup can be a delicious food on a clear liquid diet. You should be able to see right through the broth. Make it with parsely, dill, turnips, carrots, parsnips and fresh chicken. All the good ingredients will come out in the broth. Add salt to taste. Some people also add garlic. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the repercussions of a clear liquid diet for an extended time period?

Doctors, what are the repercussions of a clear liquid diet for an extended time period?

Quite a lot: I was going to say, if you liquify a regular diet there obviously won't be problems. You said a clear liquid diet. I assume you do not mean TUBE FEEDING with prepared full-nutrient solutions, but like water.
Vitamin deficiency (thiamine) will cause circulatory collapse in 2-4 weeks.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000339.htm ...Read more

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I'm trying a clear liquid diet. Only for 3 or 4 days. How much weight should I expect to lose?

I'm trying a clear liquid diet. Only for 3 or 4 days. How much weight should I expect to lose?

Water Weight: Four to ten pounds. Most of it will be water weight and not in any way real fat loss. ...Read more

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Pancreas inflamed; still under going further test. Doc suggested a "clear liquid diet" what is this?

Pancreas inflamed; still under going further test. Doc suggested a "clear liquid diet" what is this?

Translucent liquid: A clear liquid diet involves drinking liquids that are clear when inspected. That means that if you hold the liquid up to the light, you can see through it. Examples would include tea, apple juice, white grape juice, consomme, ginger ale, and of course, water. ...Read more

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Could you give me some examples of low roughage foods and then a list of clear liquid diet foods?

Could you give me some examples of low roughage foods and then a list of clear liquid diet foods?

Ok......: You cannot stay on a clear liquid diet for enough time to have it lower weight. You CAN increase water/flavored water at the expense of less food (like rehydrating after exercise) and that is reasonable.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/low-fiber-diet/art-20048511 ...Read more

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