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What Prep Is Required For A Partial Colonoscopy
Lots of options: There are a lot of different regimens for doing a colonoscopy prep. It depends on your gastroenterologist what they prefer. Ultimate what they want is a clean prep, so you should not have any stool in your colon when they look. You will have a sense of whether your prep is complete when you look in the toilet bowl and you shouldn't see any solid material left. ...Read more
Each doctor: Has their own preference based the effectiveness, most commonly used one is GoLytely (polyethylene glycol) , one of the most effective one speak to your doctor, remember good prep is needed for good examination and needless repeat that you have to take responsibility to prepare well before your examination. ...Read more
Don't be eating : A delicious meal in front of them while they are taking their prep! ...Read more
Having a colonoscopy monday, using moviprep tomorrow night. Is there anything I can do to help the discomfort the prep can cause?
Cramp or hemorrhoid?: Cramping from colon prep often reflects altered gut motility, secretions, & distension that can be mitigated by prep choice. Frequent stooling due to an effective prep may aggravate anal fissure, hemorrhoids, procto-colitis or reproduce the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (if these conditions are present or ultimately diagnosed). Ask your doctor for relief appropriate to these possibilities. ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy tomorrow and have done all the prep. However, I can see food bits in the toilet and it's a cloudy brown. Okay to have procedure?
Probably: Make sure you drank all the proper fluids, you will be releasing waste for hours to come so its likely the colon will be clean by the time of the procedure ...Read more
Yes...: It is often recommended that one avoid anti-inflammatory drugs which may affect blood clotting before GI endoscopic procedures such as colonoscopy. But while allopurinol is taken for gout, it is not an anti-inflammatory drug. It reduces the production of uric acid, the substance responsible for gout inflammatory symptoms. You can continue taking allopurinol during your prep. Good luck! ...Read more
Possibly: The prep called GoLytly is polyethelyne glycol which when ingested causes an outpouring of body fluid into the GI tract which can lead to dehydration. It is more important to have a bland diet without roughage several days before and use a Fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) to clean the distal colon. A clean colon is the important issue and not the total use of oral meds to clean out the bowel. ...Read more
Any laxative can!: The goal of the prep is to eliminate stool. Diet plays an important role- avoiding fruits and vegetables for a couple of days helps. Then the laxatives come in. Everyone is different in response to laxatives. Doctors find "preps" they like- if you follow their instructions, you should have a complete exam. ...Read more
Hydrate: Different providers will use different techniques to cleanse the bowel before either a colonoscopy or a surgery. All of these techniques cause flushing of the colon so that contamination is minimized. This leaves the patient in a dehydrated state, so that blood pressure changes with sedation or anesthesia are magnified. I would suggest increasing you clear liquid intake in the 24 hours before the. ...Read more
Dilute: Dilute with gatorade, or powerade if ok with your doctor. ...Read more
It is : Possible but not recommended. A clear liquid is anything you can see through and most yogurts I have seen are not clear! ...Read more
Yes: Drink it all to be sure the prep is good. The worst would be to do "most" of the prep (which is absolutely no fun) but then get to the colonoscopy and it be inconclusive because it wasn't clear enough to see. Then you're back at square one, starting over! Good luck! No one likes the stuff. ...Read more
Try Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) with the clear flavored gatorade. It may make it easier for you. Usually, each dose of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) equals 25% of a bowel prep. So however much you didn't complete with your bowel prep — substitute one dose of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) for each 1/4 of the prep. ...Read more
If colonoscopy results come back as normal but prep was fair, would it be logical to return for another colonoscopy? How soon afterwards?
I have a colonoscopy scheduled at 3:30pm. How does the prep differ from a morning procedure? Is it advisable to have one in the morning instead?
Better in the am: Because it is easier to fast overnight than during the day when you are awake otherwise both require good cleansing ...Read more
No: Colon preps are carefully studied to get the colon clean enough that the endoscopist can carefully examine the lining of your colon and not miss a polyp or tumor. Colon cleanse does not get that kind of study and may or may not work. If your colon does not get clean enough for a thorough then you need to do it again... Neither you nor your endoscopist will be happy about that. ...Read more
It is similar: Both procedures require complete cleaning up of the Colorectal area. So the prep is not any different. ...Read more
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