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I forgot about my clear diet and took dairy 48hrs prior to my colonoscopy. What should I do now?

I forgot about my clear diet and took dairy 48hrs prior to my colonoscopy. What should I do now?

Call your doctor...: ...who will want to know how much dairy you consumed, and how compliant otherwise you were with his/her prep instructions. Appropriate to what they hear, they may ask you to proceed with colonoscopy as scheduled, or reschedule. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What diet should I follow before a colonoscopy which is being done on the 8th of December? Info was vague

What diet should I follow before a colonoscopy which is being done on the 8th of December? Info was vague

Precolonoscopy: Generally you are placed on a very low residue, basically liquid diet starting a week before the examination. Your colonoscopist should be asked this question, however. ...Read more

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What popsicles are good for a liquid diet while preparing for a colonoscopy?

What popsicles are good for a liquid diet while preparing for a colonoscopy?

Lime popsicles: Colonoscopy prep can be tolerated when lime popsicles are added to your clear liquid, non red food list. Get the low calorie type. ...Read more

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6 y/o needs colonoscopy. Please be specific on things she can have on a clear liquid diet?

6 y/o needs colonoscopy. Please be specific on things she can have on a clear liquid diet?

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

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Is Pedialite considered a Med. If your about to have a Colonoscopy or can it be considered the day before on the liquid diet bc of the electroylites?

Is Pedialite considered a Med. If your about to have a Colonoscopy or can it be considered the day before on the liquid diet bc of the electroylites?

Should be fine: You should be fine to drink Pedialite the day before a colonoscopy if they instructed you to be on liquid diet. You can always call the doctor's office to confirm if you are unsure. ...Read more

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Can I take rolaids as part of a clear liquid diet as prep for a 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.
Role aids are permissible. ...Read more

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When colonoscopy preparation need 2 day clear liquid diet instead of 24 hour?

When colonoscopy preparation need 2 day clear liquid diet instead of 24 hour?

Slow gut: Often two day prep used in patients with known or suspect delayed transit such as those on narcotics, with chronic constipation, and s/p spinal cord injury, or those who previously failed a standard one day prep. ...Read more

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Infectious colitis...Is a colonoscopy needed or can medications/diets cure it.?

Infectious colitis...Is a colonoscopy needed or can medications/diets cure it.?

CAUSE?: Do you know the cause of the infection?
If you know the cause of the infection- you might be able to just treat it. If you don't know the cause, doing a colonoscopy might be helpful to get tissue samples and get further evaluations under the microscope. For example, if its a virus- the particular virus might help determine a tailored treatment. How do you know its INFECTIOUS? ...Read more

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I'm 38 female, smoker, have celiac disease but do not stick to diet, I've had one colonoscopy, found ONE sessile serrated polyp 9mm, should I worry?

I'm 38 female, smoker, have celiac disease but do not stick to diet, I've had one colonoscopy, found ONE sessile serrated polyp 9mm, should I worry?

Worry is relative!: If they never told you, you need to be aware of a fact. Every time someone with celiac disease consumes gluten, their immune system creates new antibodies that attack various tissues in the body. Your symptoms may be readily apparent or subtle, but they will eventually lead to more problems. It is hard enough to remain gluten free when you try, since it can be found in unexpected items. ...Read more

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Can I have Werther's Original Caramel Hard Candies the day before my colonoscopy? I am on a clear liquid diet.

Can I have Werther's Original Caramel Hard Candies the day before my colonoscopy? I am on a clear liquid diet.

Yes: The hard candies will dissolve into soft or liquid form before they reach your bowel. While they are not quite clear, they are close enough. And the volume they would produce would be very small. I probably would not do more than 5 or 6 of them, though; maybe 10 at the most. None on day of procedure. Clearer/lighter hard candy would be better. Keep up the water!! Good luck! ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can I use BCAA supplement pill when on liquid diet for colonoscopy?

BCAA: This latest addition to muscle building should not interfere with the colonoscopy, but it might be best to check with the colonoscopist and see what they advise. ...Read more

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Having a colonoscopy in 2 days is it possible to have mango sorbet with out dairy as part of the liquid diet?

Having a colonoscopy in 2 days is it possible to have mango sorbet with out dairy as part of the liquid diet?

See below: It is okay now 2 days before. On the day before colonoscopy try to refrain from taking anything after noon and follow the instruction for colon preparation carefully. ...Read more

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F/58 uncontrollable explosive diarrhea 9 days. Cdiff neg. Dr. Advice bland diet, fluids, etc now incontinent at night last colonoscopy 2010 diverticulit?

F/58 uncontrollable explosive diarrhea 9 days. Cdiff neg. Dr. Advice bland diet, fluids, etc now incontinent at night last colonoscopy 2010 diverticulit?

See a GI doctor asap: You may need to be retested for C. difficile but also get tested for other infectious as well as getting a colonoscopy with biopsies to look for microscopic colitis that can cause frequent, watery stools along with bloating and weight loss. See a GI doctor asap to get this evaluated quickly. I wish you the best in a quick recovery! ...Read more

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How to tell doctor? I have a colonoscopy coming up but I can't be on clear liquid diet I have to eat food with my meds how to I tell my doctor?

How to tell doctor? I have a colonoscopy coming up but I can't be on clear liquid diet I have to eat food with my meds how to I tell my doctor?

Your doctor: Should know what medications you're taking, and be able to advise you appropriately. Talk with your doctor openly about your plans. If you present to radiology with solids still in your colon, they won't be able to do your study. You and your doctor need to devise an appropriate plan. ...Read more

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5wks post op GB removal. Had a colonoscopy and endoscopy and all normal. Still very nauseous most of time. Healthy diet and weight. What could it be?

5wks post op GB removal. Had a colonoscopy and endoscopy and all normal. Still very nauseous most of time. Healthy diet and weight. What could it be?

Some patients react: To the type of anesthesia used during the procedure that can remain in your system for a few weeks. More than likely you are responding the air they had to use to visualize your gallbladder and that gets resorbed in time, and you should be feeling better daily. If not, call your surgeon and ask her/him what gives? They will help you out too. ...Read more

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I have Raynaud's phenomenon, and chronic constipation for 3-4 years (colonoscopy clean, high fibre diet). Should I be worried about scleroderma?

I have Raynaud's phenomenon, and chronic constipation for 3-4 years (colonoscopy clean, high fibre diet). Should I be worried about scleroderma?

Some chance: A small number of people who have Raynaud's also develop scleroderma.


Note the SMALL NUMBER.

Just keep up with your health providers recommendations for the Raynaud's and be vigilant.

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I've been on a high fibre diet at doctors advice because of condition that waiting on colonoscopy to determine. Now stool has U digested vegi's often. Is it because high fibre? Does it matter? Stay with same fibre intake or could it be harmful?

I've been on a high fibre diet at doctors advice because of condition that waiting on colonoscopy to determine. Now stool has U digested vegi's often. Is it because high fibre? Does it matter? Stay with same fibre intake or could it be harmful?

Of course, Hi-fiber=: Lots of plant material (cellulose of cell wall, not membranes), which humans cannot break down (ruminant animals use bacteria in stomach to do this). Thus this material adds bulk, is filling, binds water & ↑es transit, helps prevent constipation, possibly colon cancers & diverticuli (if don't delay evacuation too long). ...Read more

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I took miralax prep for colonoscopy tomorrow. Also 4 stool softeners as directed along with the broth jello diet. Started the cleanse at 4 p.m. still?

I took miralax prep for colonoscopy tomorrow. Also 4 stool softeners as directed along with the broth jello diet. Started the cleanse at 4 p.m. still?

May take awhile: Hi BShetty,
The bowel prep for a colonoscopy can be very challenging to take. Because the goal is to clear your colon of stool completely, the regimen is very aggressive and you may be having bowel movements almost continuously until it is just clear liquid coming out. Depending on the regimen, you may also experience residual cramping as the effects of the laxative wear off. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Tuesday I had colonoscopy with biopsy. Wednesday afternoon I started having pain in lower abs. On Gatorade diet since Monday. Today I had black thick liquid stool more than half a cup. What is it? Hlp

Can't tell whether: ...your symptoms reflect the colonoscopy or its underlying findings. Either way, what you describe is worrisome and warrants an immediate call to your gastroenterologist please. ...Read more

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Recent colonoscopy revealed - patch mucosal congestion. Any medicine/diet advise please? Symptoms are intermittent tightness ascending colon.

Recent colonoscopy revealed - patch mucosal congestion. Any medicine/diet advise please? Symptoms are intermittent tightness ascending colon.

I would think the: Description "patch mucosal congestion" would be an incidental, benign finding. It suggests a little swelling and perhaps prominent blood vessel in a small portion of the colon lining. This would not cause any symptoms, certainly not "tightness" in the colon (which I don't think you can feel). General colon cancer prevention is avoiding red/processed meats, refined grains/sugars, adding fiber. ...Read more

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I have pan diverticulosis and recently had black, tarry stools. I just had a colonoscopy. It was clear. My diet and Meds haven't changed. Any ideas?

I have pan diverticulosis and recently had black, tarry stools. I just had a colonoscopy. It was clear. My diet and Meds haven't changed. Any ideas?

Symptoms: Your symptoms will be definitely critical in further defining the best plan, but with a suspicion of Gi bleed you will need an upper endoscopy +/- capsule endoscopy to try to identify the source for bleeding. ...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