What is the colonoscopy prep?

Answer A colonoscopy, or bowel prep, flushes solid foods and waste material from the gastrointestinal tract. One to three days prior to undergoing a colonoscopy, a patient adheres to a strict liquid diet.... Read More »

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Can you have an alcohol prep for a colonoscopy?

An alcohol prep is the sterilization of skin to prepare for an injection, blood withdrawal, suturing or intravenous treatments. A colonoscopy preparation is the cleansing of the large intestine wit... Read More »

How can I make the prep for a colonoscopy easier?

My father died of colon cancer a few months after his 38th birthday. Because of this, I began having colonoscopies at age 29. I will have to have them every five years for the rest of my life.Prepa... Read More »

For colonoscopy prep I was told you drink miralax and Gatorade for electrolytes, alternatives to Gatorade?

Pedialyte for kids (at most drug stores) comes in freezie form or juice that tastes good and is jammed packed with electrolytes... I'd try that before coconut since u want as much electrolytes as p... Read More »

Should I Have Virtual Colonoscopy or Regular Colonoscopy?

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