Can I eat a banana before a colonoscopy?
Potato without skin, pumpkin without skin, marrow/ squash, choko, avocado, mushrooms,ripe banana, apple with no skin, peach with no skin, pears, pawpaw, rockmelon, watermelon, canned peaches, apples, apricots and pears. All other fruit and vegetables, including salad vegetables.
Why no red or purple before colonoscopy?
However, you must remember that anything RED or PURPLE is off limits when it comes to colonoscopy preparation. Red dye or purple dye masks the lining of the colon and can interfere with getting accurate results.
Can I have a glass of wine the night before a colonoscopy?
Even though alcohol is a clear liquid, no alcohol is allowed the day before your colonoscopy. This is because of the risk of dehydration with your bowel preparation. Alcohol and marijuana are not allowed on the day of your exam due to IV sedation.
Is Blue Gatorade OK for colonoscopy?
On the day before your colonoscopy — when you’re restricted to clear liquids — you can have popsicles, Jell-O, clear broth, coffee or tea (without milk or creamer), soft drinks, Italian ice, or Gatorade. But take nothing with red, blue, or purple dye.
How can I make my bowel prep taste better?
Add flavoring such as Crystal Light or Kool-Aid powder if the prep isn’t flavored. Drink it cold. Use a straw. Suck on a lemon or hard candy afterward….Stick to a low-fiber diet, and avoid foods such as:
- Raw fruits and vegetables.
- Whole grains.
Do I have to drink the whole colonoscopy preparation?
Drink the entire prep. Liquid stools will usually start within a few hours. Continue drinking clear liquids even after you’ve finished the prep, as tolerated.
Is it normal to throw up during a colonoscopy prep?
You may experience nausea or vomiting. You may notice a small amount of rectal bleeding (less than a tablespoon). This can be expected if a biopsy was taken or if polyps were removed. You may not have a bowel movement for 48 hours after the procedure.