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Question About Colonoscopy Prep

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Hi everyone, I am having my 2nd endoscopy and 1st colonoscopy tomorrow at 1pm. I started the laxative prep today at noon, but weirdly, haven't even 'gone' yet, and it's 5 and a half hours into it. Should I be concerned? The only thing I feel at this point is the feeling of wanting to throw up from drinking the 64 oz. of gatorade with the miralax powder mixed into it. It keeps coming back up (like reflux). Gross. 'not going' is odd for me, since I am celiac and have "D" quite often, especially in cases like this, but I suppose that since I haven't eaten solid food since 8pm last night, maybe there's just nothing to get rid of. Is that possible!? Thoughts or advice?

Thanks!

Kat

gluten-free diet since 2004

Diagnosed Celiac by a famous celiac doc and several others

Current doc is doubting the celiac DX. The famous doc doubted it, too, but didn't see any other explanation, and I had responded really well to the gluten-free diet.)

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It's alittle odd that you haven't went yet. I started going with in two hours. You at the very least have the fluid you're putting in that should come out. I did an endo and colon at the same time too. Is there a number you can call on your prep sheets????

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I had to start taking my prep the morning of my procedure and was really worried when I didn't go right away. It eventually did and boy when it did it really did, lol. I wouldn't be too concerned YET.

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Thanks for your answers. I have been urinating all day, since I am drinking so many fluids. Just no bowel cleansing yet. And frankly, this feeling of throwing up is out of control. I cannot even drink that last glass of miralax and gatorade...it keeps coming back up...

There are no contact numbers on my prep sheet, but I guess I can just call my doc's office and page him to ask about it. I think I will give it another hour or two to see what happens. The reason I am really confused is that when I had the small bowel study in 2004 (where you drink the barium stuff), they told me I had excessively rapid transit...and normally I get D within an hour or two of eating gluten...so today is mystifying me.

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And frankly, this feeling of throwing up is out of control. I cannot even drink that last glass of miralax and gatorade...it keeps coming back up...

When I had a colonoscopy earlier this summer they asked me to drink TWO of those 64 oz. Gatorade bottles mixed with the Miralax. Just after I started on the second bottle, I started vomiting and couldn't hold any more down. When I arrived for my procedure, the nurse asked if I had drank all of the prep and I had to tell her that no, I didn't because of the vomiting. She got really pissy with me and said that I should have drank it all, as if the vomiting were something that I could have controlled. The other nurses who got me ready for the prcedure told me not to worry about it. The GI doc didn't mention having any problems, so I guess I had drank enough to do the job. Also, when my husband had the procedure a few months before me, he also only got through about half of his prep.

Kate


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Vitiligo since 1991

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Polycystic Ovary Disease since 1993

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I know this is too late, but next time ask the doc about OsmoPrep. Its 32 pills you take, 4 at a time. I had this the last time I had a colonoscopy and it wasn't too bad at all. Minor nausea, but didn't feel like I was in danger of getting sick. And no cramping or feeling of impending "bum explosions" (sorry). The urge to go was gentle and it worked pretty well to clean me out. I'll never go back to the liquid stuff. Bleah!


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Thanks. I will keep that in mind for the next time. I am back home and coming down from the anesthesia. The procedures all went well, but they found a lot of things and removed 3 polyps. I will have results in 2 weeks, but I am a bit concerned about the stomach (very red and inflammed...possible h pylori) and esophogeal issues (reflux). I will wait the two weeks to get all the biopsy results...

Thanks for all your help!

Kat

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