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Are colonoscopy preps essentially the same thing as a colon cleanse?
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Dr. Johnny Green
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: No
Colon preps are carefully studied to get the colon clean enough that the endoscopist can carefully examine the lining of your colon and not miss a polyp or tumor. Colon cleanse does not get that kind of study and may or may not work.
If your colon does not get clean enough for a thorough then you need to do it again...Neither you nor your endoscopist will be happy about that.

In brief: No
Colon preps are carefully studied to get the colon clean enough that the endoscopist can carefully examine the lining of your colon and not miss a polyp or tumor. Colon cleanse does not get that kind of study and may or may not work.
If your colon does not get clean enough for a thorough then you need to do it again...Neither you nor your endoscopist will be happy about that.
Dr. Johnny Green
Dr. Johnny Green
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Dr. Ronald Kline
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Essentially
The prep is intended to clean out the colon to allow thorough visualization during the colonoscopy and is meant to produce clear, watery diarrhea.
The cleanse is not quite as thorough as its intent is to reduce the amount of stool resident in the colon.

In brief: Essentially
The prep is intended to clean out the colon to allow thorough visualization during the colonoscopy and is meant to produce clear, watery diarrhea.
The cleanse is not quite as thorough as its intent is to reduce the amount of stool resident in the colon.
Dr. Ronald Kline
Dr. Ronald Kline
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