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How does one have to fast before a good colonoscopy can be

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How long does one have to fast before a good colonoscopy can be done without taking the prep. going on a fast only or can one be cleaned out by some other professional
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to and thanks for your question.
For one to three days the patient is required to follow a low fiber or clear-liquid only diet before the procedure.
Laxatives like dulcolax ,MiraLAX may be prescribed.
If the bowel is not clean you will usually receive 1 or 2 enemas before the procedure.
You should consult your doctor for further management.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I don't do the prep. that you drink. I just want to do the fast. or other means by a professional to get cleaned out before the test. thanks
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I can not drink the prep. of the liquids . I just want to do the fast only before the exam. so how many days does it take to get cleaned in the bowls by doing the fast only and followed the morning before with an enemia. Or can I go to get a cleaning by some professional
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 5 years ago.
Your doctor may advised laxative in the tablet form like dulcolax.
Thereafter enema may be given before the procedure.
Enema may be given by the staff at the clinic.
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