Clear Liquids Before Colonoscopy — Really Necessary?

Normal preparation instructions for a colonoscopy call for clear liquids the day before the test.  But are they really necessary for doctors to get clear view of the colon? A small randomized study reported in a poster at the American College of Gastroenterology 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting found that a full liquid diet including milk, yogurt,…  Read More

One Day Colonoscopy Prep Effective and Easier for Patients

Taking all of the laxatives to prepare for colonoscopy on the day of the procedure is effective in cleaning the colon and lets patients have a better night’s rest, less abdominal pain, and less interference with work. For years colonoscopy prep has been done the day before the procedure.  Recently, splitting the dose between the evening…  Read More