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Doctor insights on: What Can You Eat After An Colonoscopy

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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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Can you eat applesauce before you get a colonoscopy ?

Yes: Ingest semisolids up to 12 hrs before colonoscopy. Then use GoLytly and take a Fleets emema the night before surgery. Problems are encountered when one consumes salads 24hrs before which are not digested well and then wind up in the colon plugging the colonoscope. ...Read more

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What can you eat after a bowel obstruction?

What can you eat after a bowel obstruction?

It varies: With severity, extent, and cause, of obstruction. It is not possible to get any more specific. Ask your GI specialist or surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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What can cause you to experience nothing at all after taking moviprep prior to a colonoscopy?

Slow motility : Assuming that you do not have an intestinal blockage (in which case you would be severely vomiting with the prep), then you probably have somewhat severe gut hypo motility (slow gut) that resulted in the movi prep not working. It is rare but I have seen it happen. ...Read more

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How long to do you have to not eat food when having a colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy Prep: The prep for a colonoscopy might differ from doctor to doctor, but generally speaking most will advise that the patient eat no solid food while the preparation of the bowel is in progress. Clear fluids, however, are permitted. These include apple or cranberry juice, ginger ale, jello and clear broth. ...Read more

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What do you eat after an abortation?

What do you eat after an abortation?

No specific diet: After a miscarriage or abortion it is important to continue a healthy diet. Prenatal vitamins will help your body recover as well. Sometimes an iron supplement will be needed as anemia is common in pregnancy and after a miscarriage or abortion. Ask your doctor for more suggestions specific to your case. ...Read more

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What happen if you go to the restroom before an STD test ?do you really have to wait an hour before taking the test and does drinking a lot water alte

What happen if you go to the restroom before an STD test ?do you really have to wait an hour before taking the test and does drinking a lot water alte

Here are some ...: Obtaining "adequate" specimen is essential for any tests. Not urinating for 1-2 hours if possible will help the bacteria to grow, act, and build up enough "pus - discharge" & bacteria number for clinical inspection and specimen testing. So, follow instructions for a higher yield of testing... ...Read more

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How long do you have to avoid eating a food to test for an allergy?

How long do you have to avoid eating a food to test for an allergy?

Food allergy: I am not sure I understand your question quite right, but if you are allergic to tree nuts, peanut and shellfish these are mostly life long. Other food allergies are lost in childhood but may persist in rare cases. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to eat blackberries if you have an anal fissure?

Is it possible for you to eat blackberries if you have an anal fissure?

Yes: Clearly it is possible. Your question is probably, is it wise. Those seeds should have no bearing on stool quality by the time it reaches the rectum/anus. Of course keeping the stool soft is of utmost importance, and fruit such as berries may actually be helpful. ...Read more

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What are soft foods that an adult can eat after having an appendectomy and colectomy?

What are soft foods that an adult can eat after having an appendectomy and colectomy?

Best to ask: your surgeon!!!!. Not sure how far out from your surgery you are and why the bowel resection was done, and how the repair was made. All of these will determine an appropriate answer to your question. Your surgeon should have given you a recommended diet. If not call their office and get one!! ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having a endoscopy what will happen will I be put to sleep?

What do you advise if I'm having a endoscopy what will happen will I be put to sleep?

Yes: usually the doctor will put you to sleep. with anesthesia you won't feel pain, and should not remember anything about the procedure (it obviously depends on the type of anesthetic and the dose used) ...Read more

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What happens if you get an upper endoscopy done?

What happens if you get an upper endoscopy done?

Here is a great: article by Mayo Clinic to help prepare you: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/endoscopy/basics/what-you-can-expect/prc-20020363 ...Read more

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Please suggest what food should you not eat to avoid getting diverticulitis after you have allready had it?

Please suggest what food should you not eat to avoid getting diverticulitis after you have allready had it?

High fiber diet: There is no proven way to prevent a recurrent attack of diverticulitis. The old rule of avoiding nuts and seeds has been disproven. My experience tells me that avoiding constipation and eating a high fiber diet (such as oatmeal) or taking fiber supplements every day (such as benefiber or metamucil) may prevent recurrent attacks, but there is no guarantee. ...Read more

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What happens when you get surgery for an esophagus ulcer?

What happens when you get surgery for an esophagus ulcer?

Hmm: Surgery usually is endoscopic with a camera. This is usually a simple outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to the food you eat after you work out?

Could you tell me what happens to the food you eat after you work out?

Food as energy: Food you've eaten helps supply us with energy by being broke down into macronutrients (protein, carbs, fat) micronurients (vitamins, minerals) when you workout, your body uses broken down nutrients to replace the energy lost from a workout, give you more energy to sustain a workout, repair muscles after a workout. The rest is waste = toilet. There are many books on sports nutrition available. ...Read more

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What can I expect to happen during before and after an endoscopy?

What can I expect to happen during before and after an endoscopy?

Upper endoscopy: Before the endoscopy, you will have nothing to eat or drink before midnight. The nurse will place an IV, sedation will be administered, and a flexible scope will be passed through your mouth and down into the second portion of your intestines normally. After the endoscopy, they will explain the findings to you. You cannot drive until the next day. Pathology findings will be followed up later. ...Read more

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