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I had trouble cleaning out last time I had a colonoscopy...a

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I had trouble cleaning out last time I had a colonoscopy...a nurse told me on the phone to do 2 days of the liquid diet...Is this really necessary? I will be so weak when it comes time to take the prep..What do you suggest?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

One day prep may not be sufficient for everyone.

Since you had a poor prep last time, your nurse suggested 2 day prep for better cleansing of the colon.

Now, you can modify the preparation.

If you feel weak, you can have light meals like rice, bananas, crackers, soup, white toast for example on first day of preparation.

You can also drink clear vitamin water for vitmains and mineral supplementation to prevent weakness as well.

So it should be ok with 2 day prep with little tweaks.
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