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What kind of food can I eat the day before my colonoscopy procedure?

What kind of food can I eat the day before my colonoscopy procedure?

Liquids: No solid or soft foods ar allowed on the day of the prep. Any liquid that you can see through (clear liquids) is allowed--tea, black coffee, water, juces without pulp, broths, popsicles, hard candy (ie, jolly ranchers). Avoid any red colored fluids as they may give the tissue a bloody appearance and can be confusing. ...Read more

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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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On the day before a colonoscopy, should I take the laxative solution before or after I eat dinner?

On the day before a colonoscopy, should I take the laxative solution before or after I eat dinner?

After: The purpose is to wash out your colon, so if you take the solution after dinner it will wash out the colon. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat the day before my colonoscopy?

Follow the instructi: Your doctor's office should give you instructions to follow in order to have a good prep. Otherwise your test will be cancelled as the preparation is rigorous and lasts 2-3 days of no solids and using laxatives to clean up your intestines completely. ...Read more

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Am I allowed to eat anything before my colonoscopy?

No: No- for 2 reasons-1/ it can make visualization more difficult, 2/ you will be sedated, and do not want to run the risk of aspirating food into your lungs. ...Read more

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Can i eat tofu 2 days before my colonoscopy?

Can i eat tofu 2 days before my colonoscopy?

Yes, if...: If a person enjoyed tofu without problems in the past, then she can have tofu the day before her colonoscopy... As long as she drinks the prep drink and clears everything out of her bowels the day prior to her procedure. ...Read more

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Can you eat laffy taffy before a colonoscopy ?

No: No, when they tell you nothing by mouth for your procedure, they mean nothing. If you expect to get sedation for your procedure then your stomach needs to be as empty as possible. Otherwise there is a risk of vomiting and aspirating which can be serious, even fatal. So NO! no Laffy Taffy or anything else. Weren't you given explicit pre procedure instructions? ...Read more

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Do I really need to not eat anything at all before my colonoscopy, or are a few bites of jell-o okay?

Do I really need to not eat anything at all before my colonoscopy, or are a few bites of jell-o okay?

Stay hydrated: Stay hydrated and follow the instructions given to you by your doctor. Failing to drink all of the prep solution and eating will lead to low quality colonoscopy. ...Read more

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