Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2008 6:43:03 PMis prepping for a colonoscopy the same thing as colon cleansing? can i use the same saline to cleanse as i do for prep. it is over the counter and would be so much easier to obtain. thanks. rpr
Posted: Saturday, January 10, 2009 2:20:41 PMBefore this test, you will need to clean out your colon. The following information gives you a general idea of the preparation for a colonoscopy. Your doctor will give you specific instructions before your test.
* One to two days before a colonoscopy, you will stop eating solid foods and drink only clear fluids, such as water, tea, coffee, clear juices, clear broths, Popsicles, and gelatin (such as Jell-O). Do not eat or drink red food items such as red juice or red Jell-O. Some new products, such as the Nutraprep meal kit or Visicol tablets or oral phospho-soda, are other methods of preparing for a colonoscopy. Ask your doctor whether another method will work for you. * Your doctor may have you take a prescription laxative tablet or drink a laxative solution (such as Nulytely or Golytely) the evening before your colonoscopy. This solution will be given to you as a powder that you will mix with 1gal of water. You are often asked to drink this laxative solution over 1 to 2 hours. This solution may taste very salty and may make you feel sick to your stomach. To make your colon prep easier, you may want to try some of the following tips: o Each time you drink some of the solution, you may also drink some water or clear fluids (like apple juice) to help get rid of the salty taste in your mouth. o You may find it easier to drink the solution if you chill it in the refrigerator first. o Ask your doctor if it is okay for you to add flavored drink crystals (such as Crystal Light) to the solution. o Add lemon juice to the solution or suck on sliced lemon wedges after you take a drink. * You will want to stay home the evening before the test because the colon prep will make you use the bathroom often. * Drink plenty of clear fluids during the prep so you will not get dehydrated. This will also help clean out your colon completely after you finish the colon prep. * Do not eat any solid foods after drinking the laxative solution. * Stop drinking clear liquids 6 to 8 hours before the colonoscopy. * Your doctor may have you use an enema 30 to 60 minutes before the test to completely clean out your colon.
Arrange to have someone take you home after the test because you may be given a medicine (sedative) to help you relax before the test.
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2009 11:37:36 PMI am learning alot about structured water and how it helps us keep our insides clean, one of the best things you could do to help yourself is drink lots of water to help hydrate your body that way when you do try to clean your colon it will be easier and less painful. If you like salads try sticking to salads as they contain natural liquids (water) and will also help clean out your insides. Below is an article about water and how important it really is for us. I hope this helps a little. good Luck "Dr Hiromi Shinya, Director, Shinya Medical Clinic, New York. His revolutionary “Shinya Method” has become widely used in colonoscopy procedures worldwide. "It is widely recognized in the medical profession that a healthy and clean colon is one of the most important precursors to good health and that the great majority of body ailments and diseases originate in an acidic and dirty colon. Water is essential for your health.Drinking “good water;" especially hard water which has much calcium and magnesium keeps your body at an optimal alkaline PH"
Posted: Sunday, May 02, 2010 1:54:06 PMIs there a doctor in the house??? The question posted by Ronna has still not been ansered. Logic would say that the prep for a colonoscopy would completely clean out the colon. Therefore why would anyone need to spend the hundreds of dollars for a series of colonics? Can anyone please explain?
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