2 doctors weighed in:

Is there such a thing as cleaning both upper and lower bowl if so what is a good laxtive to use?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Colonoscopy lavage

Colon lavage solutions "clean" by washing through from esophagus to rectum. Bear in mind however that there are no bacteria (aside from helicobacter) that colonize the stomach, & in most individuals the small bowel is relatively free of bacteria (unless there is underlying bacterial overgrowth due to structural or motility pathology).
Food in stomach empties in 4-6 hours, small bowel in 17 hours.

In brief: Colonoscopy lavage

Colon lavage solutions "clean" by washing through from esophagus to rectum. Bear in mind however that there are no bacteria (aside from helicobacter) that colonize the stomach, & in most individuals the small bowel is relatively free of bacteria (unless there is underlying bacterial overgrowth due to structural or motility pathology).
Food in stomach empties in 4-6 hours, small bowel in 17 hours.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified,
24 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors