... My experience with colonoscopy prep wasn't fun but who's is? ... (13 replies)
... liters of a water enema and you have to hold it during the test. ... (6 replies)
... If you mean by "ad hoc" enemas, the fleets enemas, I'm not surprised that they didn't work. I hate the salt water (PEG) and practically throw up when trying to take it. I had a colonoscopy just this last week and did the folowing:
Clear liquid diet 32 hours before the scope.
Did a soap and water enema the morning of the day before the scope
Drank 10 oz of mag citrate at 2... (6 replies)
... I think you are referring to Pulsed Irrigation enema. This method I am talking about is colonic irrigation (sometimes called colon hydrotherapy). I haven't heard about any side effects. I also wondered about the cost but I seem to recall that it was like $50. (10 replies)
... I totally agree!!!! My prep was the easiest I have done out of the three colonoscopies I have had. The Prep 3 by Fleet was what I used this time. ... (10 replies)
... Been there done that and caught MRSA! Donot use any red liquids, Clear liquids are the best. Enema the morning of, if there is a wait you will be glad you did. Had I to do it again I would ask for a MRSA culture. ... (11 replies)
... Suzycats, Thank you for sharing your wisdom, sorry you had to find out the hard way. When I do have to do an enema here at home I use lemon juice and water. It works for me. I think after reading your story I won't be getting any more of those fleets. ... (18 replies)
... have not tried enema but have done the gallon stuff and the miralax mixed into clear gatorade or propel fitness water. I much prefer the mirlax as it is only 64 oz, drinking 8 oz. ... (7 replies)
... soda tastes extra nasty. I guess I wouldn't object to the totally enema route that you propose, as long as the MD approves it. ... (7 replies)
... The prep for a barium enema is very similar to the prep for the colonoscopy. I had a barium enema and it wasn't painful at all. It was uncomfortable and felt some pressure but that's it. ... (1 replies)
... I have very little knowledge about the medical side of this of course, but I have had a colonoscopy myself so I do know what is involved. The fragile skin of one so old is definitely a real concern! I certainly would be rather worried if it were my grandmother! ... (10 replies)
... Are you drinking at least 64 oz. a day of water with the increase of fiber and taking Miralax ? If you don't drink enough water this will constipate you even more. Taking Miralax,Metamucil, and Citrucel don't produce a bowel movement for least 12 hours and as long as 72 hours after you take it. always drink another 8 oz. glass of water right after taking miralax. The stool... (14 replies)
... Hi Guys,
Thanks for all your messages..
Had it on Friday, so figured i'd just let you know i survived!
Without doubt the worst part was the prep. A like many have said there's no way to sugarcoat it, the stuff tastes rough, but the not eating is the hardest..depends how much you like your food i guess.
There was only one minor prob, even though i managed to drink... (10 replies)
... ray myself on Wednesday. The only prep they gave me was a clear liquid diet tomorrow, then a Tridate evacuation kit. ... (6 replies)
... Does anyone have any tips on how to give yourself a fleet enema through your colostomy? ... (0 replies)
... The barium enema is a WASTE OF TIME!! It didn't show the 15 inches of severely inflamed colon of Ulcerative colitis, and my stupid doctor said.. ... (4 replies)
... Thanks! I HATE the prep though! ... (4 replies)
... The colonoscopy gives better information because they have a direct view of the inside of the colon. ... (4 replies)
... Just thought some of you may be interested to know this. I live in the uk and after previously having a colonoscopy and taking that awful bowel prep, I thought I would have to experience the same thing for my sigmoid bowel resection. ... (0 replies)
... So you will probably have some kind of prep to do before your op, but probably not as bad as the colonoscopy prep. ... (2 replies)