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Could I have colon hydrotherapy as a substitute for the "standard" prep for a colonoscopy? Normally use enemas.

Could I have colon hydrotherapy as a substitute for the "standard" prep for a colonoscopy? Normally use enemas.

If it clears you out: The main purpose of colon prep for colonsocopy is to clean out the stool so that the camera can see the linings of your colon. The 'standard prep" works well because it has been done a gazillion times. I am not sure how good the hydrotherapy will do, but as long as it clean you out (without causing problem for you), i don't see why not! if it does not, u may have to do the standard" good luck. ...Read more

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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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How to use Suprep Bowel Prep Kit for patient. Colonoscopy.

How to use Suprep Bowel Prep Kit for patient. Colonoscopy.

Here's helpful link: ...and video: http://www.suprepkit.com/dose-instruction.htm (in English and Spanish versions) ...Read more

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Is bowel prep for colonoscopy safe?

Is bowel prep for colonoscopy safe?

Yes: There are many kinds of prep ; they are necessary and safe. ...Read more

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Can I prep for a colonoscopy with a salt water flush instead of the doctor recommended laxatives?

Can I prep for a colonoscopy with a salt water flush instead of the doctor recommended laxatives?

Standard prep: Study is only as good as preparation. It's important the colon be as clean as possible so as not to hide small lesions or vascular malformations. Each endoscopist has his favored prep. Saline enema would be inadequate. ...Read more

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Can I use enema instead of colyte (polyethylene glycol) for colonoscpy?

Can I use enema instead of colyte (polyethylene glycol) for colonoscpy?

Not really: Colyte (polyethylene glycol) or any of the other accepted preps for colonoscopy clean the entire colon from above. Enemas don not adequately clean the entire colon. A clean colon is mandatory for a thorough colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I took miralax prep for colonoscopy tomorrow..also 4 stool softeners as directed along with the broth jello diet..started the cleanse at 4 p.m. still ?

May take awhile: Hi BShetty, The bowel prep for a colonoscopy can be very challenging to take. Because the goal is to clear your colon of stool completely, the regimen is very aggressive and you may be having bowel movements almost continuously until it is just clear liquid coming out. Depending on the regimen, you may also experience residual cramping as the effects of the laxative wear off. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr gave golytely bowel prep for colon but she will never be able to tolerate. Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) prep safe for heart patients? Cardiac md ok with it. GI said no

Dr gave golytely bowel prep for colon but she will never be able to tolerate. Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) prep safe for heart patients? Cardiac md ok with it. GI said no

Yes safe.: as a cardiologist, I say yes it's safe. Golytely is a large volume prep that many of my heart pts had probs with in the past. I think miralax (polyethylene glycol) is better tolerated. ...Read more

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What are alternatives for citrate of magnesium to cleanse the bowels before colonoscopy?

What are alternatives for citrate of magnesium to cleanse the bowels before colonoscopy?

Many: Most of the fda-approved bowel preps for a colonoscopy are actually prescriptions. There are no longer many otc versions of it. Discuss with your colonoscopist the benefits of each. ...Read more

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Can I take a laxative or enema instead of the colyte (polyethylene glycol) powder for my barium enema? Thanks in advance.

Can I take a laxative or enema instead of the colyte (polyethylene glycol) powder for my barium enema? Thanks in advance.

Variable: Many preparations available for cleansing colon. Different institutions have different methods for cleansing. Laxatives such as Dulcolax dulcolax suppositories, drinking magnesium citrate and/or golytely (polyethylene glycol) are methods sometimes in combinations. You should ask your place where study is being performed for their advice. ...Read more

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Scheduled for colonoscopy but afraid magnesium citrate won't clear my colon. Docqulace and bisacodyl failed to evacuate colon. Will the citrate work?

Scheduled for colonoscopy but afraid magnesium citrate won't clear my colon. Docqulace and bisacodyl failed to evacuate colon. Will the citrate work?

AlwaysAGuess; agent,: dose & response relationships with all the usual complex individual variables. A full bottle of citrate of magnesia will likely be far more effective than the other agents, especially if one stays physically active, fasts, take 2 days prior & chase with another bottle 1 day prior. Just keep up clear liquids. Awareness of heart beats both a focus & a self-distraction (from other greater) issues. ...Read more

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Am i allowed to take phergan during a bowel prep for a colonoscopy?

Am i allowed to take phergan during a bowel prep for a colonoscopy?

I wouldn't: Just take your time and drink the bowel prep -- it is very important to be cleaned out for the test. Try chewing gum in between glasses of the prep as this will take away the nasty aftertaste. Any medicine you take during the prep will likely be washed away ...Read more

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What popsicles are good for a liquid diet while preparing for a colonoscopy?

What popsicles are good for a liquid diet while preparing for a colonoscopy?

Lime popsicles: Colonoscopy prep can be tolerated when lime popsicles are added to your clear liquid, non red food list. Get the low calorie type. ...Read more

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Doing bowel prep for colonoscopy/ged tomorrow. Only 24oz left to drink and bowel liquid isn't clear yet? Will this be a problem?

Doing bowel prep for colonoscopy/ged tomorrow. Only 24oz left to drink and bowel liquid isn't clear yet? Will this be a problem?

Keep drinking: Finish all liquid, and you will probably be ok. As long as the liquid is watery and without solids you should be ok. ...Read more

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Can the liquid for colonoscopy prep make u nauseous?

Can the liquid for colonoscopy prep make u nauseous?

Unfortunately yes : Don't drink it too fast-there is no rush.Some people spread it over an hour.Try drinking through a straw so you can't smell it.See if your doctor will let you mix it with apple juice or sprite. Finally, put a wet wash cloth on your neck and sit in a recliner with your feet up.I found that the prep for the colonoscopy was way worse than the procedure itself. Bless your heart! ...Read more

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Is golytely (polyethylene glycol) used for any medical purpose except colonoscopy prep?

Is golytely (polyethylene glycol) used for any medical purpose except colonoscopy prep?

Maybe: Some gastroenterologist use it to treat chronic constipation by dosing a glass or two per day. However, it is commercially available over the counter as mirilax or glycolax. ...Read more

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Miralax (Definition)

Polyethylene glycol is a laxative which is a ...Read more