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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

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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Is generlac used as a prep for colonoscopy?

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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Can I have a beer when prepping for colonoscopy?

No, you shouldn't: It may mess up your preparation for colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Can you take allopurinol while prepping for colonoscopy?

Can you take allopurinol while prepping for colonoscopy?

Yes...: It is often recommended that one avoid anti-inflammatory drugs which may affect blood clotting before GI endoscopic procedures such as colonoscopy. But while allopurinol is taken for gout, it is not an anti-inflammatory drug. It reduces the production of uric acid, the substance responsible for gout inflammatory symptoms. You can continue taking allopurinol during your prep. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the differences between sigmoidoscopy prep and colonoscopy prep?

It is similar: Both procedures require complete cleaning up of the Colorectal area. So the prep is not any different. ...Read more

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Is Epsom salt safe and effective as a prep for colonoscopy. If so, what is the correct dosage to use?

Is Epsom salt safe and effective as a prep for colonoscopy. If so,  what is the correct dosage to use?

No: You should not use Epsom salt as a colonoscopy prep, unless it is recommended by your gastroenterologist. The only preps which are proven safe are the ones that are prescribed. It is important for the safety and reliability of the colonoscopy that the prep be done according to the instructions. It's not fun, but you should do it right! Good luck. ...Read more

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High salivary amylase in serum that drops down to normal when doing prep for colonoscopy, and rises again after that: what can be the cause?

High salivary amylase in serum that drops down to normal when doing prep for colonoscopy, and rises again after that: what can be the cause?

Not much: In the absence of any symptoms or facial swelling/bumps in salivary gland areas, this most likely a non-significant finding. A good oral exam by an ENT or dentist is probably in order if there is any doubt. ...Read more

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Prepping for colonoscopy. My stool is now clear, but I noticed little white pieces of what seems to be mucus. Is this normal?

Prepping for colonoscopy. My stool is now clear, but I noticed little white pieces of what seems to be mucus. Is this normal?

Mucus w/ colonoscopy: Do not worry likely just from the membranes just like we have secretions in our mouth. You can ask the doctor at the colonoscopy ...Read more