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Is bowel prep for colonoscopy safe?

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In brief: Yes

There are many kinds of prep ; they are necessary and safe.

In brief: Yes

There are many kinds of prep ; they are necessary and safe.
Dr. Chand Rohatgi
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Standard preps

Ordered by your endoscopist are generally safe provided you follow the directions carefully.
Some preps if not done correctly can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance that can add some risks during the sedation for the colonoscopy. So called colon cleanses are not safe and should not be used as an alternative to the physician-ordered prep.

In brief: Standard preps

Ordered by your endoscopist are generally safe provided you follow the directions carefully.
Some preps if not done correctly can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance that can add some risks during the sedation for the colonoscopy. So called colon cleanses are not safe and should not be used as an alternative to the physician-ordered prep.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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