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What foods can one eat before a colorectal cancer screening?

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Dr. Herbert Hoover
General Practice

In brief: Clear liquids only

If you are having a colonoscopy, the ultimate colorectal screening study, you will most likely be taking a strong cathartic and should take no solid food for 24 hours prior to the study.
You should drink lots is water and clear liquids(liquids you can see through). You should avoid red liquids. I advise my patients to start the prep early in the day so they are not up all night!

In brief: Clear liquids only

If you are having a colonoscopy, the ultimate colorectal screening study, you will most likely be taking a strong cathartic and should take no solid food for 24 hours prior to the study.
You should drink lots is water and clear liquids(liquids you can see through). You should avoid red liquids. I advise my patients to start the prep early in the day so they are not up all night!
Dr. Herbert Hoover
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Generally none

Generally it is recommended you not eat solid food the day prior to your colonoscopy.
It may be helpful to avoid salads and corn for 2-3 days.

In brief: Generally none

Generally it is recommended you not eat solid food the day prior to your colonoscopy.
It may be helpful to avoid salads and corn for 2-3 days.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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