Prep not working as well

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Prep not working as well

Postby jens22 » Tue May 31, 2011 8:17 pm

I'm scheduled for my colonscopy tomorrow at 7:30am and it's 9:15 and it's ust starting to work. I did the 4 ducolax pills and the bottle of miralax in gatoraide. Now I'm getting nervous that I won't be cleaned out in time. Any suggestions. I had a clean out day 2 days ago after some vegatable didn't agreee with me.
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Re: Prep not working as well

Postby dianne052506 » Tue May 31, 2011 8:23 pm

Call the on-call doc at the GI practice. They probably are very used to this question and have standard answewrs. They will ask have you taken everything on schedule, and the color/consistency of what you are "evacuating." They may tell you to come in early if you are unsure of how well the prep work. Anyways, I suggest calling them since they are the ones to make the final decision.
I had to talk to mine during my last prep because I couldn't keep the stuff down, and they helped me adjust the dosing schedule so that everything worked out fine.
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Re: Prep not working as well

Postby JAZZToo » Tue May 31, 2011 8:26 pm

You might not have that much backed up in your colon to expel since you had a cleanout two days ago. You could try a warm water enema in the morning if your output hasn't become clear enough. Good Luck.


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Re: Prep not working as well

Postby DeeDee62 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:33 pm

I had the same issue with the same prep. This morning it was yellow/clear, but there was some residue in it. He said I was plenty cleaned out.

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Re: Prep not working as well

Postby Lee » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:02 pm

Many years back, I was prepping for one my colonoscopy and I was puking up pretty bad, could not get that 2nd dose of prep to stay down. Put a call to my surgeon (who also does my colonoscopy), she told me, when it's liquid yellow, assume you are clear.

Hope the scope goes well.

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