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For colonoscopy prep kit what is the difference between propel body that says fiber and what can I eat before an endoscopy and a colonoscopy?

For colonoscopy prep kit what is the difference between propel body that says fiber and what can I eat before an endoscopy and a colonoscopy?

Discuss: Your prep with your endoscopist. Each doctor has his/her favorite preps and specific instructions regarding prep and fasting. ...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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Do you need to follow a low fiber diet before a colonoscopy?

Do you need to follow a low fiber diet before a colonoscopy?

NO: You will be instructed to take a clear liquid diet and not to eat after the evening prior to the procedure. The most important part is to drink all the golitely which will cause diarrhea until stool completely clears and only water is what you see. Its very important to be clean so that minute polyps can be seen and removed and no lesion missed. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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I am doing colonoscopy prep( suprep). Is it ok for me to take my probitoics after I am done with the cleanse? Will it mess up the test at all? I also am on low dose augmentin so need the probiotics.

It's ok: The probiotics deliver "good" bugs into your GI tract and should disappear before they reach your colon, which is obviously what the colonoscopy will look at. Minimize the water you take them with if it's close to the time of your colonoscopy, as a stomach full of fluid may interfere with the sedation for your procedure. ...Read more

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What kind of protein drinks are fine for colonoscopy prep?

What kind of protein drinks are fine for colonoscopy prep?

All: As long as there is no bulky fiber (fruit/vegetable products), protein should be 100% digested in the small intestine. As you get closer to colonoscopy time, go to clear liquids. Up to 6 hours before, we allow shakes. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Eat complex carbohydrates with protein
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Eat before you feel tired or nauseous
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Have glucose available if blood sugar is too low
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Can colonoscopy prep make you sick?

Possibly: The prep called GoLytly is polyethelyne glycol which when ingested causes an outpouring of body fluid into the GI tract which can lead to dehydration. It is more important to have a bland diet without roughage several days before and use a Fleet enema to clean the distal colon. A clean colon is the important issue and not the total use of oral meds to clean out the bowel. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up
in the morning
Eat small high-protein meals / snacks of 125 cal
every 3 hours
Eat lunch on a regular schedule
daily
Eat an extra snack before exercise (100 cal)
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I read the dosage wrong on the colonoscopy prep. I drank 4 doses in less than 10 mins. Will i be alright?

Yes: The prep is an electrolyte or osmotic solution designed to keep fluid within the bowel wall and cause diarrhea. Taking a dose in a short time will not harm you. Be sure to follow directions about drinking liquids, as you may become dehydrated. ...Read more

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