Colonoscopy low residue diet

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(a clear liquid nutrion drink with carbs and protein)? It's a low residue nutritional supplemtent drink supposedely fine for those on clear liquid diets. Will drinking Enlive interfere with the colon prep in any way? Can any GI doctors here confirm this? PS I noticed it also has 15% RDA of iron (which my prep instructions say to stop taking in the form of supplements 5 days prior to procedure). Also it has carbs (sucrose and corn maltodextrin).
(a clear liquid nutrion drink with carbs and protein)? It's a low residue nutritional supplemtent drink supposedely fine for those on clear liquid diets. Will drinking Enlive interfere with the colon prep in any way? Can any GI doctors here confirm this? PS I noticed it also has 15% RDA of iron (which my prep instructions say to stop taking in the form of supplements 5 days prior to procedure). Also it has carbs (sucrose and corn maltodextrin).
Old Male That Just Recently Had A Colonoscopy if you will go on a low residue diet 3 to 4 days Before You start your prep You Will find that the prep Will Not Be as Awful as you might think. Seriously eat foods that are low in residue and the prep will be alot Easier on you. foundry.
I had no nausea or stomach cramps,but while taking the Picolax I only drank water, and the whole day before that I only took clear chicken noodle soup (strained without the noodles) and orange jelly (you can have lemon jelly, but no red) I also sucked barley sugar drops that day) The day before that I had a very light diet with boiled fish - no meat or veg. It's called a low residue diet, but be sure the day before you start your prep you only take the clear soup and jelly.
I got up and went out with the family to a store for a while.....no need for meds or anything. Did eat lunch, kept it lowkey like on the low residue diet (cottage cheese with a banana mushed into it and a cup of tea.) Supper was back to regular foods, I wanted to eat one of everything around! What type of prep are you doing????
I can be in agony in my bed and when I get out of bed the pain goes almost immediately. Most strange. Do you know anything about a low residue diet before the colonoscopy?
Two days later, I still feel very dehydrated, my mouth is parched and I need to drink almost constantly...the diahrea has already started agian even though I am still on a low residue diet for the next week. I was running a fever when they did the workup right before the test 100.7, and still am, and wonder if it could be from the dehydration. Plus it seems the more I drink, I am peeing out! So am I or am I not dehydrated.
the diahrea has already started agian even though I am still on a low residue diet for the next week. I was running a fever when they did the workup right before the test 100.7, and still am, and wonder if it could be from the dehydration. Plus it seems the more I drink, I am peeing out! So am I or am I not dehydrated. I hate water, but have been drinking 50 -60 oz of water yesterday and today, trying to combat this dry feeling. Is this a normal after effect?
Trying a low residue diet, but feeling pretty miserable and cranky. Berry-flavored barium will be on the breakfast menu for Monday's CT scan of my intestine/colon on Monday. How long does the fever and pain hang around?
the diahrea has already started agian even though I am still on a low residue diet for the next week. I was running a fever when they did the workup right before the test 100.7, and still am, and wonder if it could be from the dehydration. Plus it seems the more I drink, I am peeing out! So am I or am I not dehydrated. I hate water, but have been drinking 50 -60 oz of water yesterday and today, trying to combat this dry feeling. Is this a normal after effect?
the diahrea has already started agian even though I am still on a low residue diet for the next week. I was running a fever when they did the workup right before the test 100.7, and still am, and wonder if it could be from the dehydration. Plus it seems the more I drink, I am peeing out! So am I or am I not dehydrated. I hate water, but have been drinking 50 -60 oz of water yesterday and today, trying to combat this dry feeling. Is this a normal after effect?
I was wondering if there was any connection between the diverticular disease and ischemic colitis? Also, the gastroenterologist has placed me on a low residue diet indefinitely. I am concerned that this may cause me to have diverticular problems.
I was on a liquid diet for 6 days (taking flagyl and amoxicillan for 10 days) then to low residue for two weeks - then this week I started adding fiber back in. I have had raisin bran (7 grams fiber ) each morning, and started taking citrucel (I have mild IBS that citrucel has kept in check) after 3 days of the added fiber - last night the pain started back up in my lower left abdomen - What do I do? Should I go back to the doctor - go back to low residue - ????
I was sent home on the 2nd day with oral antibiotics and told to follow a low residue diet. I've eaten very little, but drink a great deal of water. I'm still having painful morning BM. The stool seems to be shapeless, very soft, but still feels difficult to pass. I had a previous attack 5 years ago. I also have IBS, and hypothyroid. I'm concerned about, not only the pain , but the way the stool looks. I can't recall having this with the previous attack. Is this a result of low residue diet?
I was sent home with 2 antibiotics to take for 2 weeks and stay on a low residue diet along with iorn twice a day to build up blood count. It's now been 6 weeks and I still have slight pain on my left side...no more bleeding or loose stools though. I went yesterday for a second colonoscopy to see if it's healed and was told there is still inflamation and a small amount of davaticulitis. his advise is to stay on the low residue diet and see him in 2 weeks...my question...
Lisa, there may be no perfect diet to try to change things. You could try a low residue diet (check gicare.com for suggestions) that would hopefully allow a lot of what you eat to be absorbed in the small intestine. But no matter what you do, you're still going to pass some substance through to the large intestine. Have you discussed surgery with your doc? Depending on where the stricture is, it may be possible to remove only a small portion of the colon and reattach without too may problems.
My suggestion is to be proactive with trying to have a nutritional low residue diet. High fiber is actually painful with people who have Crohn's or ulcerative colitis. It would not hurt to get a colonoscopy too. The kidney issue is perhaps has to do with luck, but also anyone with digestive disease typically have other aliments associated with it like joint pain that can lead to fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis. Hope this helps.
I would try a low residue diet. Just google low residue diet. This diet should help reduce intestinal irritation. Normally, the diet you follow now is great because it cleans the intestines out, but with your problem, not such a good idea at this time. Keep your activity easy until all of this is sorted out. Sounds like you are anemic as well (headaches, dizziness).
If dairy bothers you either reduce the amount or take Lacteeze tablets for lactorse intolerance. Here is a bit of info on the low residue diet. Good luck! A low residue diet is a diet designed to reduce the frequency and volume of stools while prolonging intestinal transit time. It is similar to a low fiber diet, but typically includes restrictions on foods that increase bowel activity, such as milk and milk products and prune juice.
Also, have been experimenting with diet from low residue to high fiber and I am unable to figure out what helps. My main symptoms beyond the incomplete evacuations are stomach pain after eating located just above my navel and many times accompanied by a feeling of nausea. Other times feeling a pain below my left rib area. Although my appetite hasn't changed nor have I lost weight, I am concerned about possible problem with pancreas- Could this be the source or does IBS sound likely?
If you're from Ontario Canada the low residue diet is common and we wish our daughter would follow it - she's 12 and had been diagnosed with Crohn's January 2008.
Update Dec. 11, 2009: I am looking to hear from other women here whose PPC/ovarian cancer has also progressed so much that its causing Small Bowel Obstructions...I want to know how you have dealt with them, how many have you had, & if chemo really did help?? I also have been told that I have alot of scar adhesions and they are non operable as well...or so they say! I have not had chemo since Sept. 23, 2009...that was Day 8 of Round 2...of Cisplatin/Gemzar.
Has your vet given him Lomotil (diphenoxylate) for the diarrhea, Tylan or Metronidazole? Have you tried a low residue diet, or a food allergy diet? I have seen dogs with gluten allergies have diarrhea until the gluten is stopped, and food allergies can occur any time in a dog’s life.
Any time a slow motility issue occurs, a low-residue (basically low fiber) diet is a good thing to try to help reduce the severity of symptoms. Like any other diet, there may be unintended consequences like constipation. With my already slow motility due to the adhesions, and not being able to tolerate much in the way of fiber, constipation is a huge issue. So what's one more pill? Add on a daily stool softener.
Internal prolapsing mucosa is also sometimes called bowel intusseption. Part of the bowel mucosa (lining) is telescoping into the bowel below it. This can cause blockages in your bowel, or problems having a bowel movement. Anterior rectopexy, most likely refers to an anterior resection, and a rectopexy. Anterior means front - it is the opposite of posterior. A resection involves removing a portion of the bowel between two points, and then sewing the two remaining portions back together.
She sent me in for a CT scan which revealed swollen lymph nodes in my stomach again, likely the result of a virus I'd had a few weeks back. So I spent last weekend on a low-residue diet resulting in a significant improvement of my pain and fullness. Now back at work on a Monday, I have watched what I've eaten but have been hungry (probably because I am no longer lying down all day).
12 and I was given Flagyl and Bactrim DS and put on a liquid diet for 3 days and followed by a low residue diet. I have seen 2 different gastroenterologist's so far. The first one I saw 4 days after my attack and he told me he thought is was acute colitis. He said that he has never seen a white american female with right sided diverticulitis in his entire career...I then went and saw a second gastro and she said that I do have diverticulitis and to start a high fiber diet.
It sounds like your intestines are inflamed I had something similar only it's from an infection I had intestional pain and a hard distended belly at least my Dr. put me on a "Low Residue Diet" and that helped even tho I'm still in pain my Dr. was more concerned with my stomach so I got another Dr. and if you Dr. isn't doing anything I would get another Dr.
I stopped eating fiber, and went to a low residue diet and it helped lower the gas pains and cramping. I had continued issues and found out when I ate any dairy products (milk and cheese) lactose, I would get diarrhea with cramps and pains too. So I stopped all dairy completely. Now for over a month my stools have been yellow in color and lose. If I eat any milk or cheese product I get cramps, gas, and diarrhea, within 3 hours. Until 2 months ago I never had problems with lactose.
So my daughter is cleaning the wound twice a day. My problem now is that I was put on a low residue diet and after two days while home I am now constipated. I think I have not been following the diet to the max, but I am scared has anyone had this problem? I have not read about it anywhere online??? I have not have not a bowel movement for 4 days... I have read that some people have constant bowel movements up to 5 to 6 a days after a colon resection.. Help.. I dont want to feel alone.
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