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Is there any preparation necessary before the colonoscopy?

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Dr. Scott Browning
Surgery - Colorectal
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are many variations of "the prep", but in general you will need to restrict your diet to clear liquids the day before the procedure, and drink a prescribed preparation to wash out your colon the evening before and possibly the morning of the procedure.
There may be other instructions for the avoidance of certain foods (seeds) for a few days in advance.

In brief: Yes

There are many variations of "the prep", but in general you will need to restrict your diet to clear liquids the day before the procedure, and drink a prescribed preparation to wash out your colon the evening before and possibly the morning of the procedure.
There may be other instructions for the avoidance of certain foods (seeds) for a few days in advance.
Dr. Scott Browning
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

And most physicians / centers have a specific routine of dietary changes with laxatives, so it is ver important to follow the instructions given to you.
One of the most important factors for a quality colonoscopy is an excellent prep.

In brief: Yes

And most physicians / centers have a specific routine of dietary changes with laxatives, so it is ver important to follow the instructions given to you.
One of the most important factors for a quality colonoscopy is an excellent prep.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Prep med and diet

There are several commercially available prescription bowel preps that your endoscopist can order prior to th exam. There is usually a modification of one's diet the day before the procedure.
I prefer that the bowel prep results look like "mountain dew" for the best exam.

In brief: Prep med and diet

There are several commercially available prescription bowel preps that your endoscopist can order prior to th exam. There is usually a modification of one's diet the day before the procedure.
I prefer that the bowel prep results look like "mountain dew" for the best exam.
Dr. You Sung Sang
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