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How can you prepare yourself for colonoscopy?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Stay hydrated

Stay hydrated and follow the instructions given to you by your doctor. Failing to drink all of the prep solution will lead to low quality colonoscopy.

In brief: Stay hydrated

Stay hydrated and follow the instructions given to you by your doctor. Failing to drink all of the prep solution will lead to low quality colonoscopy.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: It varies

In general you should take a liquid diet the day prior to your procedure.
You should also take one of several bowel preparation solutions. These are all available by prescription. You shouldn't eat the morning of the procedure. It is usually ok to take your regular prescriptions except for blood thinners. Your doctor may have you hold these for several days prior. You should be given instructions.

In brief: It varies

In general you should take a liquid diet the day prior to your procedure.
You should also take one of several bowel preparation solutions. These are all available by prescription. You shouldn't eat the morning of the procedure. It is usually ok to take your regular prescriptions except for blood thinners. Your doctor may have you hold these for several days prior. You should be given instructions.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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