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Having a colonoscopy at 9:00 am Wednesday. Didnt follow clear

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Having a colonoscopy at 9:00 am Wednesday. Didn't follow clear liquid instructions as well as I should have. I had chicken soup for lunch, which did have a few well cooked vegetables in it. Then I ate 6 peanut butter crackers at 6:00 PM. Tuesday. In the middle of the prep, but do I need to cancel my Colonscopy?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 9 months ago.

Dr. Cameron :

hello

Dr. Cameron :

welcome to the chat

Dr. Cameron :

HOw are you stools?

Customer: So far the Mirilax hasn't kicked in although I think it is about to any minute, so to speak.
Dr. Cameron :

Ok, well, you need to be on a clear liquid diet from here on out

Dr. Cameron :

period

Dr. Cameron :

But you need to look at your stool

Dr. Cameron :

If you have chunks of stuff in it, it will not work

Dr. Cameron :

Your option is to drink a gallon of golytely to help

Customer: If my stool is clear tonight, will I be ok or have I screwed this up?
Dr. Cameron :

If your stool is clear tonight, you are okay

Customer: Ok. Thanks.
Dr. Cameron :

But if you really want this to work, I would drink this bad boy:

Dr. Cameron :

http://www.walgreens.com/marketing/library/finddrug/druginfo1.jsp;jsessionid=7SB-2MwOdeFjhIBrMLI4qQ**.p_dotcom814?particularDrug=Golytely&id=973

Dr. Cameron :

Did you see the golytely?

Dr. Cameron :

That will make your stool clear

Dr. Cameron :

You drink the gallon or until the stool effluent is clear

Customer: Is this over the counter?
Dr. Cameron :

yes it is

Dr. Cameron :

shoot

Dr. Cameron :

depends on the stat

Dr. Cameron :

state

Dr. Cameron :

where are you?

Customer: Florida
Dr. Cameron :

Hold on and let me look

Customer: Would an enema help or am I attacking it from the wrong end? Graphic conversation.
Dr. Cameron :

No, no help :-)

Dr. Cameron :

You are going from top to bottom

Dr. Cameron :

Here for Florida:

Dr. Cameron :

Fleet Phospho-Soda is an alternative to GoLYTELY-type preparations for bowel cleaning that are commonly associated with a colonoscopy.

Read more: http://www.ehow.com/way_5750306_alternative-bowel-prep-colonoscopy.html#ixzz2gW7OyUFz

Customer: Ok. Perfect. I will try that, but if I am getting clear stools tonight, without this then I may be ok?
Dr. Cameron :

Honestly, I would do it anyway

Dr. Cameron :

They do emergency colonoscopies, as you knw

Customer: Ok. Thanks so much.
Dr. Cameron :

but this is such a big deal to get you in, why not?

Dr. Cameron :

I hope that I provided you with excellent service?

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