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Is it normal for me to go to the bathroom constantly the night before my colonoscopy?

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Dr. David Stein
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Yes

The purpose of a colonoscopy is to look at the entire inner lining of the colon.
The cleaner the colon is the better the results of the test. Bowel prepping - taking a prescribed laxative to clean out the colon - induces diarrhea. The idea is to get everything out of the colon so your doctor can visulaize as much of the colon as possible. I often recommend desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) to help protect the skin!

In brief: Yes

The purpose of a colonoscopy is to look at the entire inner lining of the colon.
The cleaner the colon is the better the results of the test. Bowel prepping - taking a prescribed laxative to clean out the colon - induces diarrhea. The idea is to get everything out of the colon so your doctor can visulaize as much of the colon as possible. I often recommend desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) to help protect the skin!
Dr. David Stein
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Since

You took a bowel prep to clean out your colon i would expect you to have multiple stools until thoroughly cleaned out.

In brief: Since

You took a bowel prep to clean out your colon i would expect you to have multiple stools until thoroughly cleaned out.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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