Colon cleansing for colonoscopy

Common Questions and Answers about Colon cleansing for colonoscopy


Avatar f tn No, not just for a colonoscopy. The colon cleansing done for a colonoscopy is very quick acting and very strong pharmaceutical products, not what is used in natural colon cleansing, which takes longer and is usually much gentler. If it works too quickly, yes, you'll get dehydrated, but colon cleansing does help rid the body of toxins that stick to the walls of the digestive system. One way to do this is to fast; no food in, food out.
Avatar n tn If colon cleansing was beneficial, why wouldn’t our doctors order them?
Avatar f tn Doctor wil probably give you written instructions about how to prepare (1-2 days of special colon cleansing diet..). Before colonoscopy you will probably get an injection of a sedative into your arm vein that will make you drowsy. You will be lying on the examining table, doctor will insert colonoscope (about 1 cm thick flexible viewing tube with a camera and a light on the end) through your anus and proceed it to the end of the small intestine.
Avatar m tn just a question, I was at GNC today and saw a product for colon or gastro cleansing. Has anyone used these, does it work and is it healty?
Avatar m tn I think it depends on the type of enema. Using enemas frequently for constipation can cause your rectum to "forget" how to have a bowel movement naturally. Using enemas for "colon cleansing", I believe is not good, because your colon doesn't need any cleansing, it does this itself.
1387175 tn?1326400997 We have an hereditary colon cancer in our family, and my children from puberty, had to have them yearly, and they had no issues with it except for the prep. Different doctors use different things for cleansing the colon for the procedure. This ends up causing you to go to the bathroom many times the night prior to your procedure, but it's just to make sure your colon is clean so they can get a good view of it.
425312 tn?1279966179 In my opinion, the whole colon cleansing thing is a scam. Around 5 years ago I had a colonoscopy done. They put you through a three-day fasting/fluid drinking thing before that. But no enemas or other fluid induction. As they were doing the procedure (it is no big deal by the way), I could see my colon on the TV screen. It was as fresh and clean as a . . . well . . . baby's bottom. So I don't take this stuff about stuff accumulating in your colon seriously anymore.
Avatar m tn THURSDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Two prescription drugs used to cleanse the bowel before a colonoscopy may cause kidney damage, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The FDA said it would now require a black-box warning on the oral sodium phosphate products Visicol and OsmoPrep, alerting consumers about the risk of acute phosphate nephropathy -- a type of severe kidney injury.
573777 tn?1217293468 Update: The colon cleansing was too good (phosphosoda). It removed too much bacteria. So I was prescribed "Align" which is a probiotic. Each capsule has 1 Billion bacteria.!! The Doc gave me a 2 week sample supply. The pain is gone and the distention is starting to subside. This in the past 10 days. I really hope this helps someone else.
Avatar f tn You were probably not doing it long enough, for a colonoscopy all you have to do is take something that will flush you out one or two days before the examination. This does not get rid of candida, parasites, and all the rest that does not belong in your intestines. It takes time to get rid of all those.
Avatar m tn 1. For people with a first degree relative (parent, sibling, child) with colon cancer > 60 yrs, or two second degree relatives with colon cancer, screening as for average risk population (see 5 methods above) but beginning at age 40. 2.
Avatar n tn ve had complete annual physicals for the past 5 years and all good thankfully. I am due for a colonoscopy and am stressing about more polyps. Also have anxiety and that's flaring up because of the colonoscopy. Should I be concerned? Thank you!
Avatar n tn None of them has helped the symptoms except maybe the colon that stuck out seems to do that less now. I tried doing enemas, mild colon cleansing herbs, prune juice, psyllium husk powder with lots of water, and aloe vera juice. Any more suggestions?
Avatar n tn The pill is for the prep for the colonoscopy. I actually just learned that my in-laws also used it for their colonoscopies and they said the pills were much better than drinking the liquid prep. So, as long as I can down 20 pills in an hour, this prep hopefully will be a bit easier since the liquid prep makes me vomit.
Avatar m tn if they are doing a scope on your large intestine than yes they look at all 3 sections of your colon.
568261 tn?1250270162 I am 42 and have tried to get my GP to schedule a colonoscopy for me.(only been going to her for 2 yrs.) She was very hesistant. Finally after 2 months she called and said they would send my name to the surgeon and they would have to schedule it. Well its been over a month now and no word.
Avatar f tn Hi, I had a emergency right hemi-colectomy after my colon was punctured during a colonoscopy. I was in surgery for 3 hours. Before my surgery, my asthma was under control and I could run for 25-30 minutes. Now, 2 months later, breathing is awful. My chest feels tight. I am not wheezing and do not feel I need my inhaler but I can not run for more than 2 minutes without being short of breath.If I do use the inhaler, it does not seem to change anything.
Avatar m tn Thanx in advance for any knowledge. I had removal of ascending colon (lap assist) 5 weeks ago & have recovered well (still sore) but back to my exercise & fitness routine. I function exactly like I did before (BM's & all) & would not know anything is "missing" if I had no scarring or sorenness. Question: Does my digestion take place in the same way it did when I had an ascending colon?
Avatar m tn This is probably the best time for a colonoscopy because your colon will be clean already, and had time to rid itself of excess contents from thr constipation caused by the pills. They will make you drink a cleansing agent anyway, so you will be well prepared, lol. Drink at least a quart of water daily until then to protect from dehydration. They will put you to sleep with propofol, a non-narcotic, and no post op pain meds are required. Goodluck on your new journey to health.
184342 tn?1282588750 There is much scientific evidence to show that colon cleansers don't actually provide any benefit or do anything for you - the whole point of the colon is to remove waste from your system! Many colon cleansing products contain a polymer that hardens in the gut which is later passed and often mistaken for a waste product that built up in the body. In short - colon cleansers are simply a waste of money.