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Is Yogurt Allowed Before Colonoscopy
Only the duct system: Scopes are inside the intestines. The pancreas is external to the intestines. The opening of the duct leading from the pancreas into the intestines is visible. The endoscopist can enter that duct and inject a dye that will light up the ducts within the pancreas. This procedure can identify problems within the pancreatic duct system. ...Read more
Been given conflicting information about breast feeding after a colonoacopy. Is there a sedative that would allow me to or do I need to wait 24 hr?
It is : Possible but not recommended. A clear liquid is anything you can see through and most yogurts I have seen are not clear! ...Read more
Yes: Generally you can eat low residue items such as cheese, eggs, yogurt and meats until the day before the colonoscopy. Many endoscopists will ask that you stop fruits and vegetables with skin, like tomatoes or grapes, as well as seeds and nuts a few days earlier as these tend to get left behind during the prep. The day before you will need to take only clear liquids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endo/colonoscopy prep instructions say no dairy. Does this mean no milk, cheese, and yogurt, or does it include anything that contains dairy as well?
Clear liquids: colonoscopy prep instructions usually require clear liquids along with the actual preparation. Clear liquids are essentially any liquid which you can see through, which precludes any dairy products. Be sure to take all of the preparation, even if the liquid coming out is already clear. Good luck. ...Read more
No: It is probably too late by now! ...Read more
I didnt realize im not allowed to have red dye before my colonoscopy. my appointment is for 11am and i ate red jello at 3pm... is that really bad?
Notify the doc: Red dye is not allowed because it may be difficult to distinguish between blood and jello when looking through the scope. If you ate it before the "cleanse" it is probably fine. Worst case scenario (plenty bad) is that the procedure would have to be repeated. ...Read more
Yes: There are many variations of "the prep", but in general you will need to restrict your diet to clear liquids the day before the procedure, and drink a prescribed preparation to wash out your colon the evening before and possibly the morning of the procedure. There may be other instructions for the avoidance of certain foods (seeds) for a few days in advance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Liquids: No solid or soft foods ar allowed on the day of the prep. Any liquid that you can see through (clear liquids) is allowed--tea, black coffee, water, juces without pulp, broths, popsicles, hard candy (ie, jolly ranchers). Avoid any red colored fluids as they may give the tissue a bloody appearance and can be confusing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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