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How To Prepare For Colonoscopy?

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Are you worried about how to prepare for colonoscopy? Here are some tips from Statcare doctors.

The purpose of a colonoscopy is to look inside your colon (large intestine) for polyps, ulcers, cancers and other conditions. Just before the procedure starts, you will receive some medicine to make you sleepy. Most people do not remember having the procedure. The doctor will pass a flexible tube from below. The tube has a camera and a headlight which allows the doctor to see the inside of your colon on a TV monitor. The doctor can also take biopsies of abnormal areas.

What To Eat Before Your Colonoscopy?

Wondering what you should eat to prepare for colonoscopy?

How To Prepare for Colonoscopy- One Day Before

  • Do not eat any solid food the day before your colonoscopy.
  • You may only eat a clear liquid diet.
  • Avoid red and purple foods like strawberries, blackberries, cherries, raspberries, pomegranates, grapes.
  • Be sure to drink at least 12 tall glasses of clear liquids throughout the day in addition to what is instructed for your bowel prep.
  • Follow the directions on the information packet of your “bowel prep” medication.
  • Do not drink alcohol.

How To Prepare for Colonoscopy – The Day Of The Procedure

  • Do not eat any solid food.
  • Do not drink alcohol.
  • If your procedure is scheduled in the morning, then take no liquids either until after the procedure (except for approved medications).
  • If your procedure is scheduled in the afternoon, then you may drink only clear liquids until 4 hours prior to your arrival time.
  • You can eat a regular diet once you are fully awake after the test is over.

Walk-in to any of our clinics and get your colonoscopy referral. Talk to our healthcare providers about the procedure. No appointment is necessary at our clinics and you’ll only wait minutes to be seen. You can call ahead at (917) 310-3371  and let us know you’re on the way or you can check in online.

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