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Dr. Randy Stevens
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What to do if you throw up half the suprep bowel prep kit?

What to do if you throw up half the 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

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Intestine (Definition)

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


Dr. John Fung
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What happens if i don't take super bowel prep kit in time?

What happens if i don't take super bowel prep kit in time?

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

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Dr. Ly Phan
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I have yet to have a bowel movement after taking almost the entire bowel prep kit. Does this mean it didn't work?

I have yet to have a bowel movement after taking almost the entire bowel prep kit.  Does this mean it didn't work?

No : It just means you have somewhat of a slow bowel and may need additional serving to push it through unless your bowel is block then nothing will come through. ...Read more

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Dr. David Ziring
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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?

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?

Did you mean that: you had done a bowel prep and are still having diarrhea 12 hours later? It's not terribly unusual, and loud bubbling sounds can be expected as fluids rush through your bowels as part of a clean-out. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Colyte causes nausea for me. What are other options for bowel prep?

Colyte causes nausea for me. What are other options for bowel prep?

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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Dr. Andrew Braunstein
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Having a full bowel prep, what to expect?

Having a full bowel prep, what to expect?

Watery diarrhea: Stay near a toilet, drink lots of water or light juice and do not trust the feeling of flatus it will be a liquid bowel movement. The prep may make you feel bloated until you are done going. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Batty
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How long will it take to complete my bowel prep?

How long will it take to complete my bowel prep?

Prep: This may take 6 hours or longer. Usually preps involve drinking large quantities of a special liquid or taking pills. The goal is a clear effluent that will help the specialist visualize the colon during colonoscopy or make your surgery safer. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
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How painful is bowel prep?

How painful is bowel prep?

None: There should be no pain with a bowel prep, which are laxatives to clean the intestines. There could be mild bloating, fullness, or minimal intestinal cramping feeling. Of course, diarrhea is the natural expected result of this bowel prep. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Stylman
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What is the definition or description of: bowel prep?

Cleansing: This is the flushing out of intestinal contents, usually before colonoscopy or colonic surgery. A solution which traverses the intestines without being absorbed is taken orally, causing a complete cleansing of solid stool from the colon. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Why is it necessary for me to take a bowel prep before having a hysterectomy?

Yes: It is in your best interest to do so just incase an injury occurs to your colon during the surgery, it can be repaired without the need to have a colostomy. ...Read more

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Bowel Prep (Definition)

This is the flushing out of intestinal contents, usually before colonoscopy or colonic surgery. A solution which traverses the intestines without being absorbed is taken orally, causing a complete cleansing of solid ...Read more


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The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


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