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Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What can I eat the day before my procedure?
  • 2. How long will my procedure take?
  • 3. Why should I get up so early in the morning the day of the procedure, to take some of the laxatives?
  • 4. What about the medications I regularly take?
  • 5. I hear that the preparation is hard, what can I do to make it easier?
  • 6. I am diabetic and my blood sugar will go too low if I do not eat any solid foods, what should I do?
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FAQ Topics

  • Preparation Questions

    1. Why can’t I eat or drink anything several hours before my colonoscopy?

    2. Do I have to drink all the solution to cleanse my colon?

    3. What if I start vomiting while drinking the solution?

  • Procedure Questions

    1. How long will my procedure take?

    2. What can I expect during the colon exam?

    3. Is a colonoscopy painful? Will I be sedated?

  • Medication Questions

    1. What about the medications I regularly take?

    2. What medical conditions may affect my procedure?

    3. What medications should I stop taking during the prep process and why?

  • Diabetic Patients

    1. Should I continue to take my diabetic medications the day before my procedure?

    2. I am diabetic and my blood sugar will go too low if I do not eat any solid foods, what should I do?

  • Patients with Constipation

    1. How do I prepare for a Colonoscopy if I am constipated?

  • Colon Prep Center Service

    1. Who is Colon Prep Center and and what are the benefits of the program?

    2. Are the products included in the prep gluten free?

    3. Why doesn't MEDICAID, MEDICARE or other insurance company pay for the prep medication?

  • Colonoscopy and Women

    1. Can women who breast feed take the prep medication?

    2. Can I have a colonoscopy if I am having a period?