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Low Roughage Diet For Colonoscopy
I am getting a colonoscopy on Friday so I am supposed to be on a low roughage diet. I know I can't have nuts but can I have reese cups?
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 moreA doctor will see you now ›
Define clear liquids: "clear liquids" are any food that is not solid at room ; body temperature that will allow sunlight to pass through: ice pops, jello, broth without particles, juices without particulates, water, light tea. Avoid red-dyed foods that may leave residue that looks like blood to the colonoscopist. Confirm your selection with the performing doctor--you don't want to have to re-do the test due 2 bad prep. ...Read moreA doctor will see you now ›
CAUSE?: Do you know the cause of the infection? If you know the cause of the infection- you might be able to just treat it. If you dont know the cause, doing a colonoscopy might be helpful to get tissue samples and get further evaluations under the microscope. For example, if its a virus- the particular virus might help determine a tailored treatment. How do you know its INFECTIOUS? ...Read moreA doctor will see you now ›
I have been on clear liquid diet all day and started colonoscopy prep 4.5 hours ago. I have drank 2 liters of movi-prep without a BM. What should I do?
Continue prep: Continue the prep as prescribed. If you have not had good BMs prior to time for the procedure, let the doctor who is going to do the procedure know. If your colon is not cleared out, the doctor will not be able to see well enough for the colonoscopy to be of any value. You may need to be prescribed a different bowel prep. ...Read moreA doctor will see you now ›
Is low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion cancerous? How treated? How detected? Have colonoscopy usually next step? Should we worry?
? Location: You need to tell us where is this lesion located? is it on your cervix or anal area? It is not cancer but it is pre-cancer, so it needs to be monitored as it can occasionally change into high grade lesion which is more prone to becoming cancerous. You are ok right now. ...Read moreA doctor will see you now ›
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