What is a good recovery diet from a colonoscopy?

What is a good recovery diet from a colonoscopy?

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  1. I agree— you should talk to your physician about what to eat after your colonoscopy. Personally, I was told by my physician to eat a soft food diet (pasta, mashed potatoes, soup, jello, etc) for the first 48 hours after the colonoscopy, but I did have polyps removed during the colonoscopy and that may be the reason for the soft diet afterward. Ask your physician—they’ll be more than happy to tell you.

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  2. When we did air contrast barium enemas we would pump air into the colon like is done for colonoscopy. Patients would of course get the same gas cramps. On radiologist would advise the patients to get applesauce and eat a large bowl of it. He said the consistency allowed it to travel through the digestive system quickly and would act like a squeegy to help the gas to pass quickly and painlessly. It works! I have advised other patients that did not have this radiologist to do the same, for the most part they agreed. Well, some people just don’t like applesauce. Sorry.

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  3. Hi there. I am from India and this is what I did after the procedure was done. The nurse who saw me off gave me a small bottle of fruit juice which was a big relief after having been thirsty for past 3 hours or so. It was around 1 pm when I left the hospital. I went home and had half a serving of rice porridge. And lots of water. No hard physical work after that. Just lots of rest. A very light dinner later in the evening and then hit the bed early. Next day it was back to my normal routine.
    Lots of water and light food and rest. It’s that simple.
    Hope this helps.

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  4. As I would say to anyone with a health question. Always, always discuss your concerns and such with your doctor etc. As most people who’ve had the procedure, and had no complications, you can go back to eating normally. For me, that would be sensible and healthy foods. Not a stack of cheese burgers.
    Anyway, check with your GP or doctor. They give you an at home procedure to eliminate waste prior to your going in. And tell you what to do afterward.
    Best of luck.

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  5. Your doctor may also recommend you follow a soft, low-residue diet immediately after the procedure. This consists of a limited amount of dairy, plus low-fiber foods which are easy to digest and produce less stool. Foods and drinks to have the day after your colonoscopy include: drinks with electrolytes.

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  6. Why do you need a recovery diet? I tell my patients to eat whatever they want. Most are wide awake and are ravenously hungry. I usually recommend a good restaurant for them.

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  7. I recently had a most successful colonoscopy. I was not given any advice about what to eat after the colonoscopy. The first thing I had was a hot dog with tomato sauce I bought at a nearby service station to the hospital and had 500 mls of iced coffee too. After that I just cant remember but I had no trouble eating what I wished.

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  8. I recently had that done on me. If you followed the prep right. Your complete system is empty. And you fell you could eat everything on the menu. But don’t over do it. I would stay clear of spicy for awhile. Keep it kind of simple for a few days. Now if they found something in the test then ask before you leave what to stay clear from. Mine came out clear. Just make sure you do the prep as ordered otherwise you might have to do it again. PS doing the prep have the bathroom close by!!

    Victor Allen’s

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  9. Eat clean foods less sauces and less spicy foods drink lots of water. Also get plenty of vegetables and fruit in your diet.

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  10. We pumped air into the colon like a colonoscopy when we did air contrast barium enemas. Of course, patients will experience the same gas cramps. The patients should acquire applesauce and eat a large bowl of it, according to the radiologist. He claims that the consistency allows it to flow fast through the digestive system and acts as a squeegy, allowing gas to pass quickly and painlessly. It’s effective! I’ve urged other patients who don’t have access to this radiologist to do the same, and they’ve mostly agreed. Some folks simply do not enjoy applesauce.

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  11. Resume your normal diet unless your Dr says otherwise. Your body doesn’t really have issues after the test. You cleaned your bowels already the day before so eat what you want (again unless the Dr suggests otherwise)

    Eight O’Clock

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