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Pills Instead Of Liquid Colonoscopy Preparation
Can any doc explain if you get sick from the colonoscopy preparation like drinking the laxative and golightly liquid?
Not much: Different doctors will ask you to do different preparation. A lot of time it is Dr. preference based on their experience. ...Read more
Does colonoscopy interfere with birth control pill effectiveness? Since I had to drink a lot of liquid and will have anesthesia
Water and salts: Generally most colon preps are made of water and a mix of salts to both replace those expected to be washed out by the prep, but also to make it "neutral", so your body chemistry will not change much with the large volumes of fluid ingested. Substances to change the taste are also generally used too, although most peolpe still say it tastes terrible :(. ...Read more
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 more