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What foods can I eat the day before my colonoscopy?

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

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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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Which types of food can I eat 2 days before the colonoscopy?

Which types of food can I eat 2 days before the colonoscopy?

Anything, generally: Depending on your doctor's preparation, you can often eat a regular diet until the day before your colonoscopy. A light breakfast the day before, and clear liquids all day before your procedure is generally adequate. Remember though, anything you put in your face before your scope, will have to come out with the prep! ...Read more

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How long to do you have to not eat food when having a colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy Prep: The prep for a colonoscopy might differ from doctor to doctor, but generally speaking most will advise that the patient eat no solid food while the preparation of the bowel is in progress. Clear fluids, however, are permitted. These include apple or cranberry juice, ginger ale, jello and clear broth. ...Read more

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What kind of food can I eat the day before my colonoscopy procedure?

What kind of food can I eat the day before my colonoscopy procedure?

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

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I'm having a colonoscopy on October 14th. It says to not take iron for 2 weeks. Does that mean supplements or the food I eat?

I'm having a colonoscopy on October 14th. It says to not take iron for 2 weeks. Does that mean supplements or the food I eat?

Supplements.: Iron supplements can cause your stool to be black, thick and difficult to clear. This could cause the doc to miss something or even worse to have to abort and reschedule your procedure! You wouldn't want that. ...Read more

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Have colonoscopy nxt fri. Due to pain when I eat, no food in few days. What effect will mag. Nit. Prep have on me after no food only liq.4 many days.?

Risk of colon preps: You are appropriately concerned about risks of colon preps. Regardless of type (lavage & osmotic agents, irritant laxatives, enemas) consideration should be given to: age, size, co-morbidlities, nutritional & hydration debilities, mobility, & help at home. Up to 50% may have nausea, vomiting, fullness/bloating, anal irritation. Greater risks result from fluid & electrolyte imbalance. Talk w/doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having a colonoscopy thursday at 1 pm I cant eat my dr office said to take my metoprololo will it make me sick without food I can drink liquids?

I'm having a colonoscopy thursday at 1 pm I cant eat my dr office said to take my metoprololo will it make me sick without food I can drink liquids?

Bowel prep: Bowel preparation for colonoscopy usually involves a liquid diet the day before. Call the doctors office that is doing the colonoscopy to find out about what you can and cannot drink. They will set you right. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is a snack I can eat the night before my colonoscopy/gastroscopy? Doc said no solid food, what is ok to eat?

What is a snack I can eat the night before my colonoscopy/gastroscopy? Doc said no solid food, what is ok to eat?

Liquids only: You can drink all the water you want. Some low residue foods like Jello are ok but no solids once you get to within 24 hours of the Colonscopic examination. You can drink tea and some of the sodas up until 12 hours before procedure...after that water only.
Your Gastroenterologist will have a standard instructions which you should obtain from him or his nurse and follow them exactly. After ...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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Severe diarrhea for 10+ days. After eating, food goes right through. Can barely eat. Had IVs. Colonoscopy was fine. Any recos for help?

Severe diarrhea for 10+ days. After eating, food goes right through. Can barely eat. Had IVs. Colonoscopy was fine. Any recos for help?

NoFood Usually Works: Only consume clear fluids without any sugar, fats or proteins until no diarrhea 2-3 days. This works & is routinely used in hospitals for all sorts of gastrointestinal problems. Hospitals add nasogastric suction for higher/faster efficacy but then IV fluids are required to maintain hydration. After diarrhea stopped restart small amounts liquid foods. Fasting=healthy, burns fat, though not popular. ...Read more

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Wat cause vomiting after eat, especially after greasy food. Vomit is always greasy. Hida scan, colonoscopy, endoscopy, gastric emptying scan, all normal!

Wat cause vomiting after eat, especially after greasy food. Vomit is always greasy. Hida scan, colonoscopy, endoscopy, gastric emptying scan, all normal!

GE reflux: Hida scan does check the function of gall bladder in conjunction with ultrasound. Usually when normal leads away from gb as issue. Gastric emptying has solid and liquid versions, one can be normal while other abnormal. Sounds like part of the problem is gastroesophageal reflux.May need change in medications and diet, elimination of foods upsetting your stomach. ...Read more

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After I eat fiber foods I get bloated and abdominal discomfort. Been having constipation problems. Colonoscopy endoscopy CT scan normal. Why is this?

After I eat fiber foods I get bloated and abdominal discomfort. Been having constipation problems. Colonoscopy endoscopy CT scan normal. Why is this?

Hi gh fiber: Foods with inadequate fluids or excessive caffeine or alcohol will cause your symptoms. Drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, more if you exercise. ...Read more

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What can I eat after a colonoscopy?

What can I eat after a colonoscopy?

Nothing to gassy: Since most people are a little bloated after a colonoscopy, I tend to recommend foods that are not too gassy right after a colonoscopy. Otherwise, eat whatever you want. You just went through a tough ordeal so you deserve a treat! ...Read more

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Can I eat tofu 2 days before my colonoscopy?

Can I eat tofu 2 days before my colonoscopy?

Yes, if...: If a person enjoyed tofu without problems in the past, then she can have tofu the day before her colonoscopy... As long as she drinks the prep drink and clears everything out of her bowels the day prior to her procedure. ...Read more

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When can I eat after my colonoscopy procedure?

Avoid alcohol: You might want to avoid alcohol with that first meal. The alcohol can interact with the sedatives you are given and increase the effects of both. ...Read more

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Can you eat laffy taffy before a colonoscopy?

No: No, when they tell you nothing by mouth for your procedure, they mean nothing. If you expect to get sedation for your procedure then your stomach needs to be as empty as possible. Otherwise there is a risk of vomiting and aspirating which can be serious, even fatal. So NO! No Laffy Taffy or anything else. Weren't you given explicit pre procedure instructions? ...Read more

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When can I eat normally again after a colonoscopy?

No restrictions: Once your colonoscopy is completed, you should be allowed to resume a normal diet as soon as you are awake. ...Read more

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Am I allowed to eat anything before my colonoscopy?

No: No- for 2 reasons-1/ it can make visualization more difficult, 2/ you will be sedated, and do not want to run the risk of aspirating food into your lungs. ...Read more

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Exactly what foods can I have before my colonoscopy which is in seven days.

Exactly what foods can I have before my colonoscopy which is in seven days.

Clear liquids: Are recommended for the colonoscopy prep in order to optimize visualization. Clear liquids are: water (plain/carbonated/flavored); fruit juice without pulp; fruit-flavored bevs; soda; sports drinks; gelatin; tea/coffee (no milk/cream); clear, fat-free bouillon; hard candy; ice pops. Following the prep instructions exactly gives you the best chance of having the most accurate examination. Good wishes ...Read more

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What should I eat today and tomorrow im having a colonoscopy on thursday morning?

Clear liquids: Depending on the type of bowel prep and physician preference, usually a light breakfast followed by clear liquids only the day before the procedure is sufficient. ...Read more

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I have a colonoscopy tomorrow and have done all the prep. However, I can see food bits in the toilet and it's a cloudy brown. Okay to have procedure?

I have a colonoscopy tomorrow and have done all the prep. However, I can see food bits in the toilet and it's a cloudy brown. Okay to have procedure?

Probably: Make sure you drank all the proper fluids, you will be releasing waste for hours to come so its likely the colon will be clean by the time of the procedure ...Read more

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Colonoscopy. Can you eat red jello?

Avoid red/orange: The red jello leave a liquid that can be confused with fresh blood. Better to avoid. Other colors are fine. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to eat ornage jello before a colonoscopy?

Yes: We usually recommend our patients to not have anything red the day before a colonoscopy because things like red jello can look like blood during a procedure and this can be confusing at times for an endoscopist. ...Read more

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Can you eat applesauce before you get a colonoscopy?

Yes: Ingest semisolids up to 12 hrs before colonoscopy. Then use GoLytly and take a Fleets emema the night before surgery. Problems are encountered when one consumes salads 24hrs before which are not digested well and then wind up in the colon plugging the colonoscope. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat orange or green jello before a colonoscopy?

Usually its clear: Liquids the day before colonoscopy. Jello is fine but not oranges. Some people recommend avoiding red color jello so as not to creat any confusion during colonoscopy. ...Read more