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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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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


Dr. Raymundo Romero
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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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Dr. Sean O Donovan
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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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Dr. Stephen Lloyd
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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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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Is it possible for you to eat yogurt during a colonoscopy prep?

It is : Possible but not recommended. A clear liquid is anything you can see through and most yogurts I have seen are not clear! ...Read more

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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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Dr. Allen Kamrava
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I can't take any more of my colonoscopy prep medicine! what do you recommend?

Try Miralax: Try MiraLAX with the clear flavored gatorade. It may make it easier for you. Usually, each dose of MiraLAX equals 25% of a bowel prep. So however much you didn't complete with your bowel prep - substitute one dose of MiraLAX for each 1/4 of the prep. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Para
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Colonoscopy prep clear return? Brown return?

Yes: Initially, you will have brown stool-colored results after colonoscopy prep. Eventually the goal is clear return or clear-ish with occasional flecks of brown liquid stool. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Bates
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How long does it take to replenish electrolytes that have been lost during a colonoscopy prep?

No time at all: your colonoscopy prep should have been done with Go-lytely a mixture of laxity r and electrolytes which stops any electrolyte depletion. If not, you can replenish your self in a few hours if otherwise healthy by drinking something electrolyte rich like coconut water. ...Read more

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