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What Are Clear Liquids Before Colonoscopy
Define clear liquids: "clear liquids" are any food that is not solid at room ; body temperature that will allow sunlight to pass through: ice pops, jello, broth without particles, juices without particulates, water, light tea. Avoid red-dyed foods that may leave residue that looks like blood to the colonoscopist. Confirm your selection with the performing doctor--you don't want to have to re-do the test due 2 bad prep. ...Read more
Understanding only clear liquids can be had prior to a colonoscopy, does beer count? Specifically a bud light?
Beer is clear: Prior to colonoscopy it is best to keep the bowel relatively empty not to interfere with visualization of colon mucosa and any potential growths. Clear liquid for the most part is liquid without residue, that is virtually transparent to light. Obviously milk does not fit into profile, nor fruit juices for the most part. Beer is transparent and doesn't cause problems with residue. ...Read more
I'm having a colonoscopy please tell me what is considered a clear liquid can I have apple sauce? And why can't I have red jello? I only like the red
Follow instructions: Generally speaking, the working definition of a liquid is clear is one in which you can pour in a glass and still be able to 'read the newspaper through it'. Apple sauce is not allowed. Red jello and liquids are not allowed because they can make any remaining fluid in the colon at the time of the colonoscopy look like blood. Follow your prep instructions so you can get the best exam possible. ...Read more
I need a list of clear sodas with caffeine due to drinking clear liquids for a colonoscopy on the 6th of April. The problem is I need caffeine to help?
I am in the middle of prep for colonoscopy.Its liquid but it is yellow not clear.Is this normal?Is it just bile?Good or bad thing?Thank you very much
I have been on clear liquid diet all day and started colonoscopy prep 4.5 hours ago. I have drank 2 liters of movi-prep without a BM. What should I do?
Continue prep: Continue the prep as prescribed. If you have not had good BMs prior to time for the procedure, let the doctor who is going to do the procedure know. If your colon is not cleared out, the doctor will not be able to see well enough for the colonoscopy to be of any value. You may need to be prescribed a different bowel prep. ...Read more
Why can’t I have red jello before my colonoscopy? My doctor said any clear liquid is fine, and red jello is clear. So what’s wrong with it?
Red : Red (and purple) jell-o and other clear liquids with these colors can look like blood in the colon and also absorb the same wave length light that is needed to highlight the sometimes subtle color differences in the colon that we need to see in order to identify the pre-cancerous polyps that we are looking for when performing colonoscopy. It can make it more difficult to see these polyps, increasing the chances that something is missed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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