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Suprep Bowel Prep Kit
Finish it: Finishing the bowel prep is the best option. If you have time call the office to get a refill. Be prepared that if your not completely cleaned out then the study will have to be repeated. It is not possible to see through feces to rule out a polyp or avm etc. If you complete the prep and still notice stool then it is unlikely the study will be optimal. You can also ask pharmacist. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
depends on why: If you are having a bowel prep for a procedure, like colonoscopy, and the prep is not done or effective, you may be sent home if there is too much stool to allow for thorough evaluation by the endoscopist. If it is for surgery, an inadequate bowel prep may increase the risk of infection after colon surgery. In any case, it is to your advantage to make sure the prep is done correctly. ...Read more
I have yet to have a bowel movement after taking almost the entire bowel prep kit. Does this mean it didn't work?
Is there an easy way for a quick bowel movement when taking Suprep, it takes up to 8 hrs for me, and they had to vacuum out the rest. any sugguestions?
Suprep not working: Suprep is either too slow or does not work in some people. YOu should ask about another prep sucha s Osmoprep, Colyte or preferably the Gatorade (G2) /Miralax prep used with Dulcolax tabs. It is very effective in most everyone and you cannot taste the laxative. We also use Reglan by mouth to speed up the transport through your system and prevent nausea. ...Read more
What is the most likely cause of delayed Suprep? 12 hrs in and still going. Bowels are continually making loud bubbling noises, like they are angry?
So many!: Suprep (1 liter), half-lytely (2 liters), MoviPrep (3 liters), MiraLAX prep (with gatorade), magnesium citrate, & phosphosoda based preps (some tablets). Be aware that most GI doctors shy away from the phosphate-preps based on literature & published warnings regarding kidney & heart effects from these products. Your GI doctor can of course tailor preps to your tolerance & specific health concerns. ...Read more
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