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Is there any difference between the colonoscopy prep pills or liquid?

Is there any difference between the colonoscopy prep pills or 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

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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Does colonoscopy interfere with birth control pill effectiveness? Especially the prep laxative that cleans your colon

Does colonoscopy interfere with birth control pill effectiveness? Especially the prep laxative that cleans your colon

Likely to interfere: I am not sure any studies have been done to actually confirm the effect of bowel prep on BCP, but anything that significantly alters the diet or digestion, including antibiotics, have been known to interfere with absorption of the pill. Other variables include the timing of the cycle, etc. I recommend back up protection for the remainder of the month. ...Read more

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How to prep for a colonoscopy?

How to prep for a colonoscopy?

Lots of options: There are a lot of different regimens for doing a colonoscopy prep. It depends on your gastroenterologist what they prefer. Ultimate what they want is a clean prep, so you should not have any stool in your colon when they look. You will have a sense of whether your prep is complete when you look in the toilet bowl and you shouldn't see any solid material left. ...Read more

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Prepping for colonoscopy -- what can I expect?

Prepping for colonoscopy -- what can I expect?

Lots of diarrhea: There will be some cramping and lots of diarrhea. I like to see the bowel prep looking like "mountain dew" and not "yoo hoo". ...Read more

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What is the best prep material for a colonoscopy?

What is the best prep material for a colonoscopy?

Each doctor: Has their own preference based the effectiveness , most commonly used one is GoLytely (polyethylene glycol) , one of the most effective one speak to your doctor , remember good prep is needed for good examination and needless repeat that you have to take responsibility to prepare well before your examination. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help a friend in prep for a colonoscopy?

Don't be eating : A delicious meal in front of them while they are taking their prep! ...Read more

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What's the least horrible prep to take before a colonoscopy?

Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy prep is becoming more popular for colonoscopy. It is performed only in some places, but if you google it you can find one near you. Basically, they perform a high colonic just before your scope which cleans you out. I offer it to my patients. ...Read more

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Having a colonoscopy monday, using moviprep tomorrow night. Is there anything i can do to help the discomfort the prep can cause?

Having a colonoscopy monday, using moviprep tomorrow night. Is there anything i can do to help the discomfort the prep can cause?

Cramp or hemorrhoid?: Cramping from colon prep often reflects altered gut motility, secretions, & distension that can be mitigated by prep choice. Frequent stooling due to an effective prep may aggravate anal fissure, hemorrhoids, procto-colitis or reproduce the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (if these conditions are present or ultimately diagnosed). Ask your doctor for relief appropriate to these possibilities. ...Read more

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Is generlac used as a prep for colonoscopy?

Any laxative can!: The goal of the prep is to eliminate stool. Diet plays an important role- avoiding fruits and vegetables for a couple of days helps. Then the laxatives come in. Everyone is different in response to laxatives. Doctors find "preps" they like- if you follow their instructions, you should have a complete exam. ...Read more

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Tips on prepping for my colonoscopy surgery?

Hydrate: Different providers will use different techniques to cleanse the bowel before either a colonoscopy or a surgery. All of these techniques cause flushing of the colon so that contamination is minimized. This leaves the patient in a dehydrated state, so that blood pressure changes with sedation or anesthesia are magnified. I would suggest increasing you clear liquid intake in the 24 hours before the. ...Read more