Colonoscopy low fiber diet

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Avatar m tn The bleeding stopped after I started a low fiber (low residue) diet and took some meds to fix infections. I am eating white bread and corn flakes now. Foods that I have not eaten in decades. No tomatoes, peanuts or whole wheat bread too. I will slowly get back to using fiber During your colonoscopy, your doctor will see if there are any internal warts, hemorrhoids or polyps. My grandmother died of colon cancer 60 years ago. My colonoscopy failed because of the wall issue.
Avatar n tn Chronic diarrhea can also be a result to not being able to process fats as a person did before gallbladder surgery. Many, unfortunately, have the problem and have to follow a low fat diet. If everything comes back negative, you may want to see if that helps at all.
Avatar n tn If you eliminated medications and have fiber and probiotics in your diet, I would start considering your diet! We can grow intolerant to many things - beans, dairy, & gluten, for example.
Avatar n tn my uneducated guess is that this is all from strong chemo treatments. He put him on high fiber (40 gm) low fat (50 gm) diet, no seeds (because of diverticulitis). I don't know how to begin creating meals with these dietary restrictions. Who can I turn to for answers? he gets so hungry but is afraid to eat much of anything and is losing weight. Thank you!!
Avatar f tn I'm having a colonoscopy two days prior to a single fiber EMG. Can the drugs used for sedation during the colonoscopy, or any other medications for that matter, interfere with the results of the EMG? The drugs for the colonoscopy will likely be Versed, Demerol, or anti-nausea medication. Thank you.
Avatar m tn 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).
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280234 tn?1532986249 I am 39f. I had my colonoscopy done 2 years ago because I had the same things going on. Found 2 polyps, 1 was 5 cm. the other was 3cm. Both benign and was told I had to repeat the colonoscopy in 3 years. I'm going in to have a endoscopy (stomach) looked at. My GI doc said I have IBS. I've had this for years and pass blood every few years. Just make sure you eat plenty of fiber and lots of was. Low fat diet. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Try to get 60+gm of fiber per day. Taking fiber supplements with meals helps. (fiber choice tastes great and benefiber doesn't have taste or texture. Low -moderate amounts of good fat (extra virgin olive oil) Avoid all fast food and fried foods unless it is in olive oil or coconut oil Protein intake should be at every meal and it should always be half the amount of carbs you take in. For example if you take in 20 gm of carbs do your best to take in 10 gm. of protein.
Avatar n tn You probably just have a *lazy bowel.* I have had this my whole life. I take stool softeners and eat yogurt and fiber. If the colonoscopy came out OK, I wouldn't worry. You can also try a fiber supplement like FiberCon or Benefiber and see if that works.
Avatar f tn The colonoscopy might show something, but it probably won't. However a colonoscopy is a good idea to make sure nothing more serious is going on. Have you tried making dietary and lifestyle changes?
Avatar m tn It is caused from stool being trapped in pockets in your colon. You should rest your colon (soft , low fiber diet) for several days. When your infection is gone, you need a high fiber diet and plenty of water. It's the bulk that keeps your colon clean. My doctor also has me on a heavy dose of probiotics (good live bacterea). An over the counter one is Jarro-Dophilus (capsules..
2212714 tn?1342258744 ve done much research about diet. Oh so many varying ideas! I am trying the Omni Diet by Tana Amen- lots of fiber suggested and eo give up diariy food with the antibiotic content. There are many loaded protein powders, two I am trying in small amounts. So far the ground flax and hemp have been fine. It is something that keeps me busy in the stores when I shop! So far I have lost 5 pounds and feel more chipper. Also added Garcinia Combogia which seems to be making me more perky.
Avatar f tn In general avoid all food high in fat and cholesterol. Also avoid all food high in calories and include plenty of high fiber diet. Avoid all fried food, fatty red meat, whole milk dairy products and highly processed food. Include plenty of fresh fruits, high fiber vegetables, whole grains, lean meat and low fat dairy products. This could reduce the severity of your symptoms. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
541303 tn?1216172177 As one can imagine, eating a limited diet that isnt high in fiber - this is an issue for me. I also have a Hiatal Hernia. My father had Diverticulitis (having 6" of his colon removed) when he was just 40 (my age). I have had severe cramping in my lower left abdominal. Almost feels like my actual intestines are cramping; they last about 5 minutes then subside. This morning when I finally had a BM, ( 3 days since the last one) I had a red bloody BM.
Avatar f tn Hi. I'm a 57 year old female with chronic mild diarrhea/ loose bowels for over a year now, almost every morning. Sometimes it clears up for a week but it always returns. I had a colonoscopy and a biopsy that turned up nothing. I've tried changing my bread from high fiber to low and back. I don't eat greasy foods. I do have GERD. Thanks so much for any help you can give!
Avatar f tn I then went and saw a second gastro and she said that I do have diverticulitis and to start a high fiber diet. I did the high fiber diet which caused me to have pain where my diverticulitis was, needless to say I stopped. I have made another appt with another gastro that came highly recommended by a friend of the family who is a pathologist, but that is 2 weeks away.
203342 tn?1328737207 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. A low residue diet typically contains less than 10-15 grams of fiber per day.
Avatar n tn Have your doctor never suggested a colonoscopy? Someone with symptoms of Diverticulitis needs one to determine if they do have this, and at 50 you need one anyway. With Diverticulitis seeds and nuts can get caught in the little pockets formed by Diverticulitis causing pain and serious infection. You need to be seen by a Gastroenterologist ASAP to determine what is going on. This is their specialty and will be able to give you answers.
Avatar m tn Apart from colon cancer, chronic constipation can be due to diet poor in roughage or fiber, dehydration, diabetes, hypothyroidism, colon disorders such as colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular diseases, severe acidity etc. It can also be due to milk allergy and other food allergies. Please discuss this with your doctor. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar m tn The symptoms coincided with a change in work schedule and an accompanying change for the worse in my diet and exercise habits, which consisted of an awful lot of meat and fast food, sodas, very little water, virtually no fiber, and no exercise (I previously worked out four days a week) over a period of about three months. I abandoned this awful diet only about a week ago.
Avatar m tn Increase fiber in your diet. Eat lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, oats, porridge etc. Good sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In addition you can try bulk stool softener such as psyllium (Metamucil) or methylcellulose (Citrucel). Since I cannot examine you and know other related conditions you may be having, nor is a detailed history possible on net, I have listed the various possibilities that should be looked into.
Avatar f tn My gynecologist told me not to take the laxatives and to take a fiber supplement. I eat a fairly healthy diet including fruits and vegetables. I had a colonoscopy about 4 years ago which was normal. My bowels do not move every day either, which is a question my gyne. asked about too. The only fiber supplements I can find are either chewable tablets or a powder to mix in a drink, both of which I have a severe aversion to. The only other fibers I find OTC are to be used only when needed.
Avatar f tn This is commmon from time to time, but if it lasts more than a week I would have it evaluated. In the meantime add some fiber to your diet and see if this improves, I'm betting it will! Take care.
405614 tn?1329144114 I saw my gastroenterologist today, and after describing the issues I continue to have as well as what I've been dealing with well before my colonoscopy and polyp removal, she decided to send me back for blood work and an abdominal CT. She also suggested that part of my problem might be gartroparesis, and gave me a hand-out called "Gastroparesis Diet for Delayed Stomach Emptying". Step 1 DIET consists of liquids, which usually leave the stomach quickly by gravity alone.
Avatar m tn Usually people with constipation need a high fiber diet, but occationally this will actually make things worse. Look up to see which fruits and vegetables are low-fiber and only eat those, along with other low-fiber foods. The only other laxative I would recommend trying is called magnesium citrate which I've found is one of the strongest laxatives out there. How much water are you drinking every day? If you are not drinking enough water, the laxatives won't do anything.
Avatar n tn After being in the hospital 5 days on IV antibiotics for diverticulitis, I came home yesterday. The dietitian gave me the low-residue diet. Is it Ok to be eating these foods (white bread, soft meats, canned fruit) even while I have some pain in the lower left abdomen?