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What is the typical preparation for a colonoscopy?

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Dr. Ronald Kline
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Liquids and laxative

On the before the colonoscopy, you will be on a liquid diet all day and either drink an electrolyte solution or take a series of tablets-both of which will induce diarrhea.
The prep usually takes 3 to 4 hours to run its course.

In brief: Liquids and laxative

On the before the colonoscopy, you will be on a liquid diet all day and either drink an electrolyte solution or take a series of tablets-both of which will induce diarrhea.
The prep usually takes 3 to 4 hours to run its course.
Dr. Ronald Kline
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Variable

Usually a clear liquid diet for the 24 hours prior to the procedure and some type of laxative to effectively clean the colon of all stool to allow a thorough and accurate exam. Check with the doctor performing the colonoscopy as to which prep he prefers or recommends.

In brief: Variable

Usually a clear liquid diet for the 24 hours prior to the procedure and some type of laxative to effectively clean the colon of all stool to allow a thorough and accurate exam. Check with the doctor performing the colonoscopy as to which prep he prefers or recommends.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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