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What should I do if the prep laxitive doesn't work?

What should I do if the prep laxitive doesn't work?

I assume you: Are talking about prep for colonoscopy. It can't be done without appropriate prep, so contact your doctor before the procedure date. You might need something stronger. ...Read more

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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What do I need to do to prepare before my colonoscopy?

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 more

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Do I really need a colonoscopy?

Do I really need a colonoscopy?

Age: When either 45 or 50 yrs old or of bleeding or other symptoms also pending family history. ...Read more

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What else can I do for my colonoscopy if I can't drink the golytely (polyethylene glycol)?

What else can I do for my colonoscopy if I can't drink the golytely (polyethylene glycol)?

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

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What do I do to prep for a prostate biopsy?

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What do I do to prep for a prostate biopsy?

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

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How do you know if you need a colon cleanser?

How do you know if you need a colon cleanser?

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 more

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What to do if you throw up half the suprep bowel prep kit?

What to do if you throw up half the suprep bowel prep kit?

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

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I'm having a hida scan tomorrow. Do i need to do anything to prepare?

I'm having a hida scan tomorrow. Do i need to do anything to prepare?

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

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What is pre-operative bowel preparation? What do you have to do?

What is pre-operative bowel preparation? What do you have to do?

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

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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?

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

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What do you do if you need to pee during surgery?

What do you do if you need to pee during surgery?

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

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What to do if i need to cleanse my colon, what to buy?

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

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About to take Modafinil for exam prep. Anything I need to know before I do?

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About to take Modafinil for exam prep. Anything I need to know before I do?

Provigil: It is a stimulant associated more with anxiety & jitteriness instead of depression. It is however possible to experience some depression when Provigil is coming out of your system by the end of the day, although mild. I recommend taking it early in morning, as prescribed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood in stool but clean colonoscopy?

What to do if I have blood in stool but clean colonoscopy?

Blood in stool: If the colonoscopy is negative and the bleeding is bright red and low volume it is likely hemorrhoidal in origin. At this early stage usually an anal ointment will help symptoms. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have constipation what do I do?

What do you suggest if I have constipation what do I do?

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

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What do I need to do to prepare for my colonoscopy?

Plenty of liquids: Colonoscopy is a unique event and remember that the preparation is very important. Follow the directions on your particular bowel preparation and remember to drink plenty of clear liquids. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have irretible bowel movement?

How do you know if you have irretible bowel movement?

More info: Change in bowel habit with eating accompanied by cramping. However you need to see a healthcare provider for detailed questioning to be able to make that diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm too so stressed I do not know what I will do?

What do you advise if I'm too so stressed I do not know what I will do?

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