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Do I need to starve before endoscopy?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Not really

Upper GI scope, nothing overnight.
Colonoscopy- rectal rocketing requires cleansing enemas or golytely, (polyethylene glycol) as well as clear liquids the day prior.

In brief: Not really

Upper GI scope, nothing overnight.
Colonoscopy- rectal rocketing requires cleansing enemas or golytely, (polyethylene glycol) as well as clear liquids the day prior.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Imran Saeed
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Endoscopy is general

Ly done with sedation which requires having an empty stomach.
Pts are advised not to eat or drink after midnight. You may be allowed to take tour meds with sips of water. Check with your GI doctor. For lower endoscopy you have to take clear fluids the day before the procedure and avoid solid foods. Some people may require a 2 days prep. Again, check with your GI doc.

In brief: Endoscopy is general

Ly done with sedation which requires having an empty stomach.
Pts are advised not to eat or drink after midnight. You may be allowed to take tour meds with sips of water. Check with your GI doctor. For lower endoscopy you have to take clear fluids the day before the procedure and avoid solid foods. Some people may require a 2 days prep. Again, check with your GI doc.
Dr. Imran Saeed
Dr. Imran Saeed
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