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On the day before a colonoscopy, should I take the laxative solution before or after I eat dinner?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: After

The purpose is to wash out your colon, so if you take the solution after dinner it will wash out the colon.

In brief: After

The purpose is to wash out your colon, so if you take the solution after dinner it will wash out the colon.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Maybe

Yopu should follow the directions provided to you by your endoscopist and follow them exactly as instructed!

In brief: Maybe

Yopu should follow the directions provided to you by your endoscopist and follow them exactly as instructed!
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
On the day before a colonoscopy you should NOT be eating dinner! You shuold be on a clear liquid diet, or it's likely that your prep will be inadequate for your endoscopist to properly evaluate your colon.
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