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Is it possible for me to eat ornage jello before a colonoscopy?

Is it possible for me to eat ornage jello before a colonoscopy?

Yes: We usually recommend our patients to not have anything red the day before a colonoscopy because things like red jello can look like blood during a procedure and this can be confusing at times for an endoscopist. ...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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Is it possible for you to eat yogurt during a colonoscopy prep?

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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What is good to eat when pregnant for snacks?

What is good to eat when pregnant for snacks?

Fruits & vegetables: Fruits and vegetables contain the cofactors need for fetal growth. ...Read more

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For colonoscopy prep kit what is the difference between propel body that says fiber and what can I eat before an endoscopy and a colonoscopy?

Discuss: Your prep with your endoscopist. Each doctor has his/her favorite preps and specific instructions regarding prep and fasting. ...Read more

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What can I eat after a colonoscopy?

Nothing to gassy: Since most people are a little bloated after a colonoscopy, i tend to recommend foods that are not too gassy right after a colonoscopy. Otherwise, eat whatever you want. You just went through a tough ordeal so you deserve a treat! ...Read more

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To prepare myself to go for a workout, what should I eat b4 working out? Which is better , to eat b4 or after a workout n the right portion. Thanks

To prepare myself to go for a workout, what should I eat b4 working out? Which is better , to eat b4 or after a workout n the right portion. Thanks

Workout food energy: Opinions vary, but i recommend a light-to-moderate meal with protein and complex carbs 30-60 minutes before an intense workout, & always make sure you're drinking plenty of fluids, especially if you're outdoors in the summer heat. If you eat a diverse diet in general, plain water is usually sufficient for hydration, but if you do anything long-distance/endurance in the heat, need cals & 'lytes too. ...Read more

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I usually eat heavy lunch and dinner . After the meal I eat fruits directly . Is this a healthy habbit to eat fruits this way . Also what what is the ideal time to eat fruits ?

I usually eat heavy lunch and dinner . After the meal I eat fruits directly . Is this a healthy habbit to eat fruits this way . Also what what is the ideal time to eat fruits ?

Breakfast?: Timing doesn't matter. Better to eat breakfast as well; then you may have a less heavy lunch and dinner. Keeps metabolism from sagging in the A.M.Also gut can handle fruits and protein foods at same time. Quantity is always an issue, especially if trying to maintain or lose weight. ...Read more

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What are the good food to an eight months baby?...I need to know during a day what would b enough for her to eat to keep her healthy?

What are the good food to an eight months baby?...I need to know during a day what would b enough for her to eat to keep her healthy?

Simple things: Your pediatrician will guide you through the feeding process, but here is the thing: kids have appetites that increase and decrease according to how they grow. Don't get too upset, but talk with your pediatrician who knows your baby --. ...Read more

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My father is about to do a colonoscopy and doctor ask to eat fiberless meals. So what are the vegetables and fruites he can eat? Thank you

My father is about to do a colonoscopy and doctor ask to eat fiberless meals. So what are the vegetables and fruites he can eat?
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Lots of time: when we advise low fiber for prepping for a colonscopy we suggest normally inadvisable white grains: white bread without nuts and seeds, white rice, plain white pasta, soda crackers. In the fruit and vegetable category it is equally unappealing: skinless sweet or white potatoes, ripe bananas, applesauce and small quantities of cantaloupe and honeydew are good choices...just 2-3 days! ...Read more

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What easy to store ingredients can I add to oatmeal for a healthy breakfast? I don't have time for cutting up fruit in the AM. Thanks!

What easy to store ingredients can I add to oatmeal for a healthy breakfast? I don't have time for cutting up fruit in the AM. Thanks!

Seeds, nuts, berries: Many options...seeds such as chia, ground flaxseed, hemp. Nuts like almonds or walnuts. Frozen berries...can thaw in the fridge the night before or add frozen to cool it down. Slicing a banana takes maybe 15 seconds. Canned pumpkin with cinnamon. ...Read more

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Do I need to drink all of 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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What should I do to prepare for colonoscopy because of bloody diarrhea?

What should I do to prepare for colonoscopy because of bloody diarrhea?

You will get instruc: you will get instructions. You need to be on medications that do not cause bleeding like aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, fish oil to name a few. Your gastroenterologist and the staff well advise you but make sure you tell them all the medications you are on ...Read more

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How should I prepare for a colonoscopy and a gastroscopy?

How should I prepare for a colonoscopy and a gastroscopy?

You : Should discuss preparation and any question you have with your GI doctor, who will give you specific instructions of his preferences. Each endoscopist has their favorite set of instructions and preps the prefer to use. ...Read more

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What is the best breakfast a 16 year old can eat in order to be healthy?

What is the best breakfast a 16 year old can eat in order to be healthy?

Good, natural foods: Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, tofu, .... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, cashews, .... Dairy: nonfat milk, low-fat low-sugar yogurt, low-fat cheese. Avoid sugars and simple carbs (whole grains are preferred). If eating cereals, choose ones with little added sugar, and contain whole grains. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have some reflux when you DON'T eat for a good while?

Is it normal to have some reflux when you DON'T eat for a good while?

Yes, you may..: If not eating properly the acid balance of your stomach might not be the best especially if the little you eat is irritant to it and cause acid reflux. Make sure you eat your three balanced meals and avoid fatty foods, fried foods, sauces, citric fruits and juices, caffeine, smoking, among others. If symptoms are persistent or severe make sure you see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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