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Doctor insights on: List Of Non Solid Foods For Before Colonoscopy

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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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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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I am having a colonoscopy/endoscopy. Can I consume any type of protein shake/powder or solid food on Mon., my papers just say to avoid food after 4pm?

No only liquid: You are supposed to be on liquid diet for two days prior while getting the prep to clean your colon and flush it from everything so it will be super clean during colonoscopy only water and juices and jello not even milk allowed . No milk shake or smoothies no solid food , you are getting very poor instructions and bad preparation for an important test any doubt call your doctor ...Read more

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I've been doing a colonoscopy prep and am now only passing greenish liquid, however it feels like there might be something solid left. Is this common? Last three trips to toilet were all liquid.

I've been doing a colonoscopy prep and am now only passing greenish liquid, however it feels like there might be something solid left.  Is this common?   Last three trips to toilet were all liquid.

Prep: Sometimes diarrhea can travel around solid stool. This might be what you are feeling. Your colonoscopy should give you the answer. Sometimes if you are not emptied out enough, your prep may have to be repeated. Or you may ultimately pass something more solid. All the best. ...Read more

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I have severe inflamation in my rectum. I bleed everytime i try to poo and rarely do a solid faeces. Ive had colonoscopy and biopsies taken ?

I have severe inflamation in my rectum. I bleed everytime i try to poo and rarely do a solid faeces.  Ive had colonoscopy and biopsies taken ?

Await biopsy report: The biopsy report should give you the answer or at least suggest several possibilities for your physician to consider. The source of bleeding can be as simple as hemorrhoids but can also be a local ulcer or something more aggressive. ...Read more

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Doing colonoscopy prep. On second laxative and all that comes out is a bit of yellowish solid that falls to the bottom of the toilet. Was liquid before. What is it?

Doing colonoscopy prep.  On second laxative and all that comes out is a bit of yellowish solid that falls to the bottom of the toilet.  Was liquid before.  What is it?

Stool: It must have been some of your stool which finally migrated all the way down to your anus and out of your body. Your gastroenterologist appreciates that in that he will be able to have a clear view of your entire colon because you did such a good bowel prep and he will not have to clean you out from the rear end, so to speak. ...Read more

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When should I start giving my baby solid foods?

When should I start giving my baby solid foods?

6 months: Age 6 months is the usual time to start solid foods. If a parent really wants to try sooner, he can try giving baby cereal at 4 or 5 months, but some babies' tongue movements and swallowing coordination are not ready for solid foods until age 6 months. ...Read more

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When do I start solid foods and what should I start?

When do I start solid foods and what should I start?

4-7 months: Starting solid foods between 4 & 7 months seems to be a "window of opportunity" for best success, least problems (e.g., allergies.) use only whole grains and healthy foods. No white rice cereal! as dr. Greene says, "let kids' first bite be real food - such as mashed avocado, banana, sweet potato, or whole grains (like whole oats or brown rice). There's no good reason not to... They'll thank you.". ...Read more

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When should a baby generally start eating solid foods?

When should a baby generally start eating solid foods?

Depends: in a baby who is meeting developmental milestones and has no underlying medical conditions that would prohibit introduction of solid foods, the earliest they should be introduced is between age 4-6 months. Breastmilk or formula should still be the main source of calories at this age. Make an appointment with your pediatrician to talk about how to introduce solids and to see if your baby is ready. ...Read more