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Doctor insights on: What Prep Is Required For A Partial Colonoscopy

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How to prep for a colonoscopy?

How to prep for a 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

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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Prepping for colonoscopy -- what can I expect?

Prepping for colonoscopy -- what can I expect?

Lots of diarrhea: There will be some cramping and lots of diarrhea. I like to see the bowel prep looking like "mountain dew" and not "yoo hoo". ...Read more

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What is the best prep material for a colonoscopy?

What is the best prep material for a colonoscopy?

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

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Is there a way to help a friend in prep for a colonoscopy?

Is there a way to help a friend in prep for a colonoscopy?

Don't be eating : A delicious meal in front of them while they are taking their prep! ...Read more

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What's the least horrible prep to take before a colonoscopy?

Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy prep is becoming more popular for colonoscopy. It is performed only in some places, but if you google it you can find one near you. Basically, they perform a high colonic just before your scope which cleans you out. I offer it to my patients. ...Read more

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Having a colonoscopy monday, using moviprep tomorrow night. Is there anything I can do to help the discomfort the prep can cause?

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

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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?

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

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Any tips when I'm prepping for my colonoscopy surgery?

Drink: Plenty of water, mix the bowel prep in ginger ale or apple juice if it taste nasty. ...Read more

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Are jolly ranchers safe for colonoscopy prep?

Yes: They dissolve completely and are no problem. Suggest you avoid the red and purple. ...Read more

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Can I have a beer when prepping for colonoscopy?

No, you shouldn't: It may mess up your preparation for colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Can you take allopurinol while prepping for colonoscopy?

Can you take allopurinol while prepping for colonoscopy?

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

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Can colonoscopy prep make you sick?

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

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Is generlac used as a prep for colonoscopy?

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

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Colonoscopy prep clear return? Brown return?

Yes: Initially, you will have brown stool-colored results after colonoscopy prep. Eventually the goal is clear return or clear-ish with occasional flecks of brown liquid stool. ...Read more

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Tips on prepping for my colonoscopy surgery?

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

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Can anyone suggest help with a colonoscopy prep gagging?

Dilute: Dilute with gatorade, or powerade if ok with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to eat yogurt during a colonoscopy prep?

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

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Do I need to drink all the prep for a colonoscopy? It makes me sick

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

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I can't take any more of my colonoscopy prep medicine! What do you recommend?

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

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If colonoscopy results come back as normal but prep was fair, would it be logical to return for another colonoscopy? How soon afterwards?

Depends on: Your age and any additional risk factors, such as family history of colon cancer and personal history of colitis. Ask your gi specialist for specific advice. If there are no other risk factors, your doctor would probably recommend repeat in 5 to 10 years. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is orange jello ok for colonoscopy prep day?

Probably ok: But best tocall your endoscopists office and ask their preferences and for clarification. ...Read more

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What kind of protein drinks are fine for colonoscopy prep?

All: As long as there is no bulky fiber (fruit/vegetable products), protein should be 100% digested in the small intestine. As you get closer to colonoscopy time, go to clear liquids. Up to 6 hours before, we allow shakes. ...Read more

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Are colonoscopy preps essentially the same thing as a colon cleanse?

Are colonoscopy preps essentially the same thing as a colon cleanse?

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

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What are the differences between sigmoidoscopy prep and colonoscopy prep?

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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How to keep from vomiting during colonoscopy prep?

Basics: Some basic remedies include keeping it cold, using a straw, or mixing / chasing it with something you like. Otherwise, you may need a different bowel prep or a dose of an anti-emetic like Phenergan (promethazine) or Reglan before you start. ...Read more

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Is bowel prep for colonoscopy safe?

Is bowel prep for colonoscopy safe?

Yes: There are many kinds of prep ; they are necessary and safe. ...Read more

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What kind of bowel prep is done for a colonoscopy?

What kind of bowel prep is done for a colonoscopy?

Liquid : Usually a powder mixed in liquid like GoLytely or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) sometimes with tablets added like dulcolax. The amount of liquid is substantial, like 48oz. ...Read more