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What If You Cant Do Colonoscopy Prep
Chose right doctor!: There is a tremendous variation in quality among colonoscopists. It is now known that the doctors with adr above 20 give you ten times the protection from subsequent colorectal cancer. If the doctor will not divulge their adr as the american collefge of gastroenterology web-site suggests, get a second opinion. Why go through all that for little benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clear: Best sign, your stools are essentially clear liquid! ...Read more
Enema: The purpose of the Golytely (polyethylene glycol) is to clean the bowel so that on passing the scope the endocopist can define small lesions with no obstruction from retained stool. The Golytely (polyethylene glycol) absorbs water into the bowel acting as a cleansing agent. Any replacement will suffice, that is by an oral intake free of roughage for several days, clear liquid diet 2-3 days before, the use of Haleys MO and a Fleets enema ...Read more
Follow Doc's...: Modern prostate biopsy is done under trans-rectal ultrasound guidance after cleansing the bowel and giving antibiotics. But the regimen for bowel prep and antibiotic use has changed and evolved drastically over the past 15 yrs due to emerging bacterial resistance, and still highly vary among doc although general consensus has arrived. So, ask and follow your doc's. ...Read more
You don't: You don't need a colon cleanser! if your colon is damaged or sick, this needs to be treated. Otherwise, there is nothing to cleanse your colon from. I've been present at colonoscopies and believe me there are no deposits in the colon that colon cleanse sales people claim to remove with their products! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Usually fast for 6 hours prior to test also medications for pain should be discontinued for at least 8 hours. The above items can affect results of test. ...Read more
See below: Pre-operative bowel preparation is used for colon surgery or possibly in gynecology pelvic surgery. It is a combination of clear liquid diet, drinking laxatives to clean the colon, and oral antibiotics to reduce the bacterial count in the colon. This is done to reduce risks of infection or help improve colon surgery safe healing. ...Read more
What to do if I have an eating disorder and I'm really trying hard not to purge after binginging anymore what should What to do if I do?
Keep trying: In bulimia, purging becomes as addictive as binge eating. As you recover, you may have slips but just keep trying. Some useful tips,for,avoiding purging is to,get,out of,the house after eating, go for a walk spend time with friends, do some journaling or other creative activities, or basically anything to,shift,your attention. You can also reach out to someone that you trust and let them know, ...Read more
Urinary catheter.: For long procedures, or for surgeries where urine output monitoring is important, a urinary (foley) catheter is placed while you are under anesthesia. This drains the bladder into a container. The catheter is removed in the recovery room or later in the inpatient ward. For short procedures, no catheter is used and you are given a urinal in recovery. ...Read more
Don't need to: There is a whole market of products available to cleanse colons. I would focus on using fiber, and taking probiotics. I think too many colon cleanses are likely more harm than good, and there is no really good evidemnce to support this practice. I have had some patinets do this, and they state they feel better, but from a literature standpoint, can't really recommend it. ...Read more
Constipation: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active with regular exercise. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more
Don't let it...: ...make you sick. Chronic stress, a mainstay of modern life, doesn't merely exacerbate disease, it can cause it. Here are a few: 1) the common cold; 2) weight gain; 3) slower healing; 4) sleep dysfunction; 5) heart disease; 6) depression; 7) ulcers & other GI problems (like Irritable Bowel, indigestion/dyspepsia, flares of Crohn's/ulcerative colitis); 8) back, neck, & shoulder pain. Ref. AARP11/14 ...Read more
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