Prep for colonoscopy

Patient : My ex is haveing a colonoscopy friday, they told him not to eat any after midnight tonight. They gave him four bisacodyl pills to take at 1 pm tomorrow, then he has to mix 64 ozs of gatoraid with polythlylene glycol 3350, NF chill it then starting at 2 pm he has to drink 8 0z every 10 mintues. I would like to know if this sounds right or should he see another doctor.
Doctor :   I sincerely understand your worry about your ex husband Colonoscopy preparation. Let me reassure you that the method tha t his doctor is using to prepare him for his colonoscopy is correct. The goal of colonoscopy prep is to eliminate all fecal matter from the colon so that the physician conducting the colonoscopy will have a clear view. There are several ways to achieve this, one of them is the product that your ex husband is taking. I understand that the preparation might be rough. I would like to recommend plenty of clear liquids on hand to drink, Follow your doctor's instructions. You wouldn't want to have to do the prep all over again because you didn't get it right the first time and Call the doctor's office for help if you have any trouble or don't understand the prep instructions.

Related Q&A

Q: I have a tailors bunion on my right pinky toe. It is extremely painful wearing certain types of shoes. If I choose to...

Q: Children high cholesterol, high lipo A. What type of doctor we should visit and what thype of treatment?

Q: I had my implant removed a week ago i have been very ill when i had it taken out i am still a bit poorly how long unt...

Q: I have peyronies I can stil have erection there is No pain and just the erection is les strong and is swiftly to the ...

Q: Hi I have been suffering from ache and tingling in my left arm. I get weakness and pain in my forearm when trying t...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon

CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews