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Tylenol Ok Before Colonoscopy
You should not: First the absorption would change and the pill may still be present. It also may affect your clean out hindering a proper test. ...Read more
Yes and no.: Avoid red and purple, but orange doesn't usually cause much problem. Be sure to consume a lot of liquids, too. Check with your doctor's office, they might have unique restrictions/limitations. The red jello can get confused with fresh blood! ...Read more
Should be okay: There should be no problem doing this the day after endoscopies. ...Read more
It depends on when you had your last dosage, the current state of your liver, and the number of milligrams you took. 4 Grams within 24 hours is concerning. If you feel weak, nauseous, and have abdominal pain you should definitely get yourself
evaluated as soon as possible. You should follow up with your physician regardless. Following directions as prescribed is crucial to preventing an overdose. ...Read more
Having a colonoscopy with propanol on a Monday. Is it ok have surgery on Thursday with propanol again so soon?
This is an: issue that needs to be reviewed with the anesthesiologiest or the surgeon. Take care. ...Read more
I had a pillcam colonoscopy on Monday, I feel ok but I know I have not passed the pill in my bms. Can it get stuck without having symptoms?
Gastroenterologist will most likely want to locate this device if it doesn't pass before your follow-up visit! A Plain film of your abdomen will locate it! Stop worrying about it!
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I had a colonoscopy recently and nsaids were OK. My housemate is having one and they say nsaids are NOT ok. Why the differing instructions?
Yes: Don't take iron pills.Get a more detailed answer ›
Twin decision: This is a decision that your two physician's must make collaboratively in the best interest of your care. The Colonoscopy MD and the GYN MD must contact each other for that to occur, or you notify each of the same. The necessary colon cleaning pre procedure that is done spreads bacteria over the perineum, increasing the risks of pelvic infection at hysterectomy even with pre-op anti-bacterial wash ...Read more
Ask your: Endoscopist....USUALLY it is a bad idea to take anything by mouth the day of the procedure...stuff MOVES VERY QUICKLY and Carafate COATS EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!! ...Read more
Had a total clean colonoscopy at 45, no polyps. At age 50, now am i still ok, or should I consider another one now. Thanks?
I had a colonoscopy 8 weeks ago they found a 15 mm pendulated polyp it was removed and tested it came back showing changes is benign is this ok?
Benign: Should be no problem but continue to follow up with your provider since you are under 50. ...Read more
I had a clean colonoscopy at age 45. No polyps etc. Just turned 50 and wondering if I should do it now, or is it ok to wait. Thanks in advance, ?
Maybe: First question is do you have any symptoms to suggest colon disease. Change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, unexplained weight loss most commonly. If not, next question is family history. Any one in your first degree family have colon cancer or polyps? If yes then have one at 5 years, if no then recommendations are to wait 10 years, again, if no symptoms. ...Read more
I'm going for a colonoscopy tomorrow, is it ok to take the 2 sachets of picolax together this evening rather than 1 in the morning and 1 in the even?
Probably OK: Extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) are 500 mg, so 4 of them is 2000 mg. The usual safe recommended maximum daily dose is 3000 mg in 24 hours. If there is underlying liver or kidney disease or other medications that interact, even 2000-3000 mg can be too much. The other issue to consider is the need for Tylenol (acetaminophen). If there is a new pain that needs to be evaluated, see your doctor. ...Read more
Should be fine : That would be 300 mg Acetaminophen from the tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 and 500 mg (650 mg old) from the es tyl, for a total of 800 to 950 mg of tyl. As long as the tyl #3 was prescribed by your doctor and as long as you don't excess 3, 000 to 4, 000 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) per day, this should not cause any problems. Must have normal kidney/liver function and avoid alcohol and other liver toxins. ...Read more
Is it ok that I ate Apple sauce the night before my colonoscopy? I am taking another treatment in the morning
No: You supposed to be on clear liquids. Apple sauce is not see through. If it was just a little you may be ok, but doctor will see poop he may have to reschedule procedure and you will have to redo the prep again. ...Read more
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