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What is a light breakfast menu for day before colonoscopy?

What is a light breakfast menu for day before colonoscopy?

Just no vegetables: The day before a colonoscopy, a light breakfast means not to over eat i.e. Go to a buffet. We find that vegetables tend not to digest very well right before a colonoscopy so best to avoid them on the prep day. ...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


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Took 3 ibuprophen day before colonoscopy will it be ok?

Took 3 ibuprophen day before colonoscopy will it be ok?

Talk with the doctor: At your age it is unusual to have a colonoscopy ordered. The main risk from the ibuprofen is if they have to do a biopsy or if there were a complication extra bleeding could be expected. Talk with the doc but I doubt they'll cancel the procedure. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a colonoscopy the day before my hysterectomy.

Is it ok to have a colonoscopy the day before my hysterectomy.

Twin decision: This is a decision that your two physician's must make collaboratively in the best interest of your care. The Colonoscopy MD and the GYN MD must contact each other for that to occur, or you notify each of the same. The necessary colon cleaning pre procedure that is done spreads bacteria over the perineum, increasing the risks of pelvic infection at hysterectomy even with pre-op anti-bacterial wash ...Read more

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I ate noodles the day before my colonoscopy should I cancel it?

I ate noodles the day before my colonoscopy should I cancel it?

Wasn't clear liquid: Your question is best directed to the doctor who prescribed your prep and will be performing your procedure. Call the after-hours doctor with your question, if the office is closed. That being said, many patients have difficulty with their preparation before colonoscopy, but the best yield from the test derives from the quality of the preparation you provide your doctor. Good luck with your exam. ...Read more

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Can I have non dairy creamer in my coffee the day before colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy: Best not to. The less you have in you, the better so as to ensure the best visualization during your procedure. ...Read more

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Is it ok to keep taking Sucarlfate until the morning of the day of colonoscopy?

Is it ok to keep taking Sucarlfate until the morning of the day of colonoscopy?

Ask your: Endoscopist....USUALLY it is a bad idea to take anything by mouth the day of the procedure...stuff MOVES VERY QUICKLY and Carafate COATS EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!! ...Read more

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The day prior to colonoscopy other the the 3 liters of water with the adequate solution what else can we eat?

Colonoscopy: The day prior to colonoscopy, you should not have solid foods. These are some items you are allowed to have: water, apple, white grape juice, broth, coffee or tea (without milk or creamer), clear carbonated beverages such as ginger ale or lemon-lime soda, gatorade or other sport drinks (not red or blue). You should have all these information in your instruction for the prep. ...Read more

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50+ and smoke around 2-3 fags a day. Do I need a colonoscopy screening even if I don't have symptoms?

Yes: Regardless of your smoking history, you should have got your first screening colo as soon as you turned 50. Observational trials suggest that smoking increases the risk of polyps and colon cancer to some degree, (not to mention multiple other cancers and cardiopulmonary issues) so if you want my advise, get rid of those cigarettes for good. ...Read more

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Severe gas pains third day after colonoscopy. What to do?

Severe gas pains third day after colonoscopy. What to do?

Call gastroenterolog: Call immediately could be small perforation. If he is not available then go to ER. ...Read more

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Is it okay to play contact sports the day before a colonoscopy?

1: There is no known contraindication to playing contact sports the day prior to a screening colonoscopy. For a diagnostic colonoscopy, it would be wise to understand the need for the test, i.e. Is it for abdominal pain, irregular bowel habits, bleeding, etc? ...Read more

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Gaspain one day after colonoscopy normal?

Can be: You my still have residual air to pass, but if this persists, call the GI doc right away. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat the day before my colonoscopy?

Follow the instructi: Your doctor's office should give you instructions to follow in order to have a good prep. Otherwise your test will be cancelled as the preparation is rigorous and lasts 2-3 days of no solids and using laxatives to clean up your intestines completely. ...Read more