Colonoscopy preparation

Common Questions and Answers about Colonoscopy preparation


Avatar n tn I was given a different type of colonoscopy preparation. It was a non prescription medication. I was not given Trilyte. You should ask your Dr about this.
Avatar m tn The preparation is the worst part of a colonoscopy, but it is just a total clean-out involving going to the toilet when needed each time as you drink the prescribed solution. You should not "be stuck on the loo", but you should not go too far away either. From my experience, you will not remember a thing about the actual colonoscopy. My doctor joked afterwards, "Are you ready to do it?", but quickly added that it was all over, and I had no rememberance of the procedure.
Avatar n tn ask your doctor if virtual colonoscopy can be done instead of direct invasive colonoscopy as both have equally good diagnostic value.
Avatar n tn hanging in there for hydrocodone withdrawal. To top this whole thing off, I had a colonoscopy on Day five. if you know anything about what the preparation involves, you know it isn't the best complementary activity during withdrawals. Laughing about it now. At least I can laugh at all, even if it's not too often yet.
Avatar m tn I have a colonoscopy scheduled for 10:30 a.m. (arrival time at clinic) and I was instructed to start drinking the first half of my 4L PEG-3350 preparation at 6:00 p.m. on the day before. The second half is supposed to be taken early the next morning. Here my problem: I have some scheduling difficulties and my life would be a lot easier if I could start drinking the PEG at 8:00 p.m. on the day before instead of 6:00 p.m.
Avatar f tn How bad is it to do a Colonoscopy? Aren't there some better alternatives than to have to drink stuff and be put out for the procedure?
Avatar m tn Why is this procedure considered risky? Any of the propaganda on the subject of a "routine" colonoscopy states that the worst part is the preparation. I would think the risk of a perforated bowel would exist whether under anesthesia or not.
Avatar n tn As mentioned, you are given instructions on how to clean out your intestines, not eating or drinking anything for a period and then to drink a laxitive preparation (that is flavored). The colonoscopy procedure is done in the OR under general anesthesia. You experience no discomfort or embarrassment. A tube is inserted into the rectum and on through the large bowel and the doctor looks into optics that will show him any or no problems with your large bowel.
Avatar f tn Thank you for your response. I am not looking forward to the preparation (Picolax) for colonoscopy. Been through that before - horrendous!
Avatar n tn Have any of you with a lot of heart pounding and anxiety issues tried the Suprep preparation for colonoscopy? If so, what was it like? I could really use some reassurance. I know I need the colonoscopy done, but am really getting stressed out about the new prep this time. Your thoughts?
Avatar n tn I had a colonoscopy two days ago. Unfortunately, I became dehydrated during the prep for the test and started passing out in the middle of the night before the test. I was dehydrated when they went to put in the IV for the anesthesia. Since the test, I continue to feel light headed and dizzy. I am drinking fluids, and have had my first normal bowel movement today. Could the dizziness and light-headedness still be related to the test somehow?
Avatar f tn Sounds like a hemorrhoid. I have had bleeding to I want to get a colonoscopy but I can’t get my doctor to do it and if you’ve had bleeding you should get a colonoscopy it’s not really uncomfortable but I believe it’s an important test and the best way to find out what’s going on in there. What also might help is clear soluble fiber it’ll make things softer and easier to go.
Avatar n tn i found ao polyp on me and i was wondering whether or not if i should get a colonoscopy. There is no family member that has had colon cancer in my family.
Avatar f tn I'm so sorry you are suffering. I'm not a doctor and don't know much about this stuff but I would hope that while they investigated your symptoms last year, they did a colonoscopy. If not, that's something you might want to consider. I was terrified to have mine done last year. I had no problems whatsoever with the procedure. The worst part of the whole thing, for me, was the preparation.
Avatar n tn I remember being wheeled into the exam and then I woke up in recovery. The GI said I have hemorroids. It is true, the worst part of the colonoscopy is the preparation the day before. My insurance will cover part of the colonoscopy but at this point in my life paying for part of it is well worth it.
Avatar f tn If a colonoscopy is decided then there needs to be some preparation for the procedure and hence there may be a few days gap between the consultation and the actual procedure.
Avatar f tn I have had severe constipation for the last 4 years. I'm 46 year old female and have been on undergoing a lot of stress. Not sure if this is the reason for the problem but have been taking citromag or any colonoscopy preparation once a month or so. Could this be IBS. I've had a lot of tests done and all shows I'm ok. They tell me to change my diet but it doesn't seem to help.
110491 tn?1274481937 I have a colonoscopy coming up - my third one - have always used Fleet Phospha Soda but heard that it got pulled off the market, so my doctor wants me to I have problems swallowing pills and heard those are big ones. Overall, I am not comfortable with taking 32 laxative pills the night before. I have chronic constipation so it is a tricky issue anyway, I just don't think I can do the pills... I wonder what has worked for others? Pros, cons? Thanks!
Avatar f tn Very good mama! It's very good to hear that you're already making plans for breastfeeding. Thankfully, we don't recommend any preparation accept for education. (ex. NO prenatal nipple stimulation, "toughening up" nipples) but there are things you can do. Start looking for a pump or learn hand expression incase you're ever separated from your baby and learn how to properly latch, boost supply...
Avatar n tn Recently read that one risk factor for getting recurrent C.Diff. infection is impaired colonic resistance from bowel evac preparation for colonoscopy test. The good-bad bacteria balance in people prone to C.Diff. infection gets out of wack from the prep, just like it can by taking certain antibiotics. Had C.Diff. and couple of rounds of treatment (Oct. 2008-Jan. 2009), and my Mom had it from Aug. 2008-April 2009), but never heard about this before.