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What To Eat After A Colonoscopy
What can you eat after colonoscopy? Tried and vomitted noodle, cracker, soda... What else can I try?
Light meal: If it was normal procedure without complications, light meal to start, some soup, not too heavy, not too spicy. Plenty of water. Then advance as tolerated. ...Read more
No: No, when they tell you nothing by mouth for your procedure, they mean nothing. If you expect to get sedation for your procedure then your stomach needs to be as empty as possible. Otherwise there is a risk of vomiting and aspirating which can be serious, even fatal. So NO! No Laffy Taffy or anything else. Weren't you given explicit pre procedure instructions? ...Read more
No: No- for 2 reasons-1/ it can make visualization more difficult, 2/ you will be sedated, and do not want to run the risk of aspirating food into your lungs. ...Read more
Follow the instructi: Your doctor's office should give you instructions to follow in order to have a good prep. Otherwise your test will be cancelled as the preparation is rigorous and lasts 2-3 days of no solids and using laxatives to clean up your intestines completely. ...Read more
Anything, generally: Depending on your doctor's preparation, you can often eat a regular diet until the day before your colonoscopy. A light breakfast the day before, and clear liquids all day before your procedure is generally adequate. Remember though, anything you put in your face before your scope, will have to come out with the prep! ...Read more
Colonoscopy Prep: The prep for a colonoscopy might differ from doctor to doctor, but generally speaking most will advise that the patient eat no solid food while the preparation of the bowel is in progress. Clear fluids, however, are permitted. These include apple or cranberry juice, ginger ale, jello and clear broth. ...Read more
Liquids: No solid or soft foods ar allowed on the day of the prep. Any liquid that you can see through (clear liquids) is allowed--tea, black coffee, water, juces without pulp, broths, popsicles, hard candy (ie, jolly ranchers). Avoid any red colored fluids as they may give the tissue a bloody appearance and can be confusing. ...Read more
Clear liquids: Depending on the type of bowel prep and physician preference, usually a light breakfast followed by clear liquids only the day before the procedure is sufficient. ...Read more
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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
No: It is probably too late by now! ...Read more
Generally no: Typically you need to adhere to a clear liquid diet the day before your colonoscopy and you need to complete an oral bowel preparation. A clear liquid diet is any liquid you can see through when poured into a cup (juice, broth, clear sodas, popsicles, jello, etc). If you don't adhere to these things, the quality of your colonoscopy will be poor. Contact your GI doctor for details. ...Read more
Do I really need to not eat anything at all before my colonoscopy, or are a few bites of jell-o okay?
The day prior to colonoscopy other the the 3 liters of water with the adequate solution what else can we eat?
Colonoscopy: The day prior to colonoscopy, you should not have solid foods. These are some items you are allowed to have: water, apple, white grape juice, broth, coffee or tea (without milk or creamer), clear carbonated beverages such as ginger ale or lemon-lime soda, gatorade or other sport drinks (not red or blue). You should have all these information in your instruction for the prep. ...Read more
Yes and no.: Avoid red and purple, but orange doesn't usually cause much problem. Be sure to consume a lot of liquids, too. Check with your doctor's office, they might have unique restrictions/limitations. The red jello can get confused with fresh blood! ...Read more
Yes: As long as the candy is being consumed during the prep time, that should be fine. ...Read more