Take a laxative, suppository, or drug to cleanse the bowel. The key to a successful procedure is cleaning the colon of all stool so that all polyps and other abnormalities can be easily identified. Consult An Expert Find a Doctor or call What can I expect the day of the procedure? Most patients do not remember anything related to the procedure. Our staff is available to address any questions or concerns that you might have before, during, or after your appointment. Sign Up. If so, why? Aim to eat or drink about six times each day.
The currently accepted diet for colonoscopy preparation is clear liquids only on the day before the procedure, the investigators noted. Several studies have examined the affect of liberalizing that regimen to include low-residue and fiber-free liquids. To further explore the effects of a full liquid diet on bowel cleanliness, polyp detection rates, and patient satisfaction, the researchers undertook a single-center, prospective, randomized, single-blind study. The 34 patients included 18 men and 16 women with a mean age of They were randomized to either a full-liquid diet that included items such as milk, ice cream, cooked refined cereal, and sherbet or to a clear-liquid-only diet. All patients were given a 2-liter MoviPrep laxative preparation. The patients in the clear liquid group were similar to the full liquid patients with regard to number of comorbidities, such as diabetes and hypertension, as well as in history of abdominal surgery. Indications for colonoscopy diagnostic versus screening were similar in the two groups. Preparation quality was assessed using the Ottawa bowel preparation scale. Patient satisfaction was evaluated using a five-point Likert scale. The number of patients with detected polyps did not differ between the full-liquid diet group eight of 15 patients and clear-liquid diet group six of 19 patients, the researchers noted.
Due to swelling of the wrap used to prevent reflux in people who have had stomach fundoplication, the following short-term effects may occur. These symptoms last from two to six weeks. The following dietary modifications help minimize these symptoms by alerting you to foods that tend to be difficult to swallow or distend the stomach. Contact Us Digital Health Services. Enter the terms you wish to search for. This Site.