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Light Breakfast Menu For Day Before Colonoscopy
How many hours before gastroscopy/colonoscopy do I have to stop eating? Say I have it at 3pm, can I eat non solid food for breakfast?
Had a colonoscopy today and was told to avoid driving until after breakfast tomorrow am. Reason-impaired judgement. Is this really necessary?
Yes: Should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
No: It is probably too late by now! ...Read more
Colonoscopy: Best not to. The less you have in you, the better so as to ensure the best visualization during your procedure. ...Read more
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
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
Should be okay: There should be no problem doing this the day after endoscopies. ...Read more
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
Call gastroenterolog: Call immediately could be small perforation. If he is not available then go to ER. ...Read more
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
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 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
It must have by now: Otherwise send us an update of this problem now, so that we can deal with the present situation. ...Read more
Should one take electrolytes during preperation and on the day of colonoscopy to avoid dehydration?
Not necessarily...: In a healthy person without any electrolyte abnormalities prior to the colonoscopy preparation, which is usually only the day prior to the procedure, drinking adequate water should be enough to prevent dehydration and adding electrolytes is usually unnecessary... again assuming the pre-procedure electrolytes are normal. ...Read more
Should the laxatives be taken one day before colonoscopy or on the same day a few hours before the start of the procedure?
24 Hour Prep: Your GI specialist is supposed to provide you a sheet with instructions to clean your bowel. You need to avoid any solid foods for 24 hours before the procedure. During this time you need to take laxatives till your bowel movements are entirely liquid and free of any residual fecal matter. Drink plenty of liquids during this time, to avoid dehydration. Good luck! . ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy scheduled tomorrow afternoon. Can I eat chocolate jello or chocolate pudding today (the day before procedure)?
I have eated red jello the day before I am sheduled to go for a colonoscopy. Should I cancel my colonoscopy and reshedule for another time?
Don't Cancel: There is no need to cancel the colonoscopy. Just continue the prep and stay on clear liquids the rest of the day. Make sure you just let your gastroenterologist know that you ate red jello so they don't think it is blood if they actually see it. But in reality, that red jello should be long gone by the time you complete your prep. ...Read more
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