Colonoscopy and moviprep

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nickname7890 Sun 01-Nov-20 18:23:11

Hi guys I'm due to have colonoscopy tomorrow at 2 pm I stopped eating foods 1 pm today but I read online you can have clear liquids and also boiled sweets or white coloured jelly sweets so I had around 5 pm three sweets two pear drops and one white jelly baby
And now I think I misread this and you can only have that before 1 pm
Have i ruined it ?!? Not sure what to do !

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nickname7890 Sun 01-Nov-20 18:30:42

Also would you recommend I'm on to go on public transport to the procedure? I have to take the second batch of stuff at 6 am and I'm due at hospital at 1.50

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Beach11 Sun 01-Nov-20 18:34:26


I had the same recently. I needed sedition and wasn’t allowed out until someone came to pick me up. On my letter it said if have sedation have to be collected and be watched for 24hrs.

I felt too weak for public transport to get there.

Hope it goes ok x

LoveFall Sun 01-Nov-20 18:43:15

I don't know your doctor's rules but I have had a few colonoscopies and that little bit of food doesn't seem enough to ruin anything. Watch that you are basically just eliminating clear or yellowish liquid and you will be fine.

Good luck. The prep truly is the hard part.

nickname7890 Sun 01-Nov-20 18:49:27

Thank you
I'm about to start it
Any tips ?! I have straws
Can I mix orange squash in?

When I go do I wear normal clothes ?

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MG2020 Sun 01-Nov-20 18:56:35

I've had a few of these, followed the rules to the letter and more so no sweets. Many years ago I was unwell and took this, I went very low on sugar and no joking i could not move my body in bed. Family rang hospital they said take a bit of lucozade and that got me going, but check.

pantherrose Sun 01-Nov-20 19:08:45

I wouldn’t worry, the Moviprep will do it’s job and it shouldn’t affect it at all. I’d stick with clear liquids from now on. Or you can, I’d be more inclined to book a taxi for tomorrow morning.


pantherrose Sun 01-Nov-20 19:10:00

If you can

nickname7890 Sun 01-Nov-20 19:34:14

Thanks so much everyone
Just started it ... I'm suddenly worried what if it doesn't work! But hopefully it will. After the kids have nodded off

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LoveFall Sun 01-Nov-20 19:35:53

A straw might help as you bypass your tongue/tastebuds a bit. Having it really cold helps me. I was allowed to use lemon juice or clear flavor drops but nothing red. I would avoid orange for that reason.

But some barrier cream around your bottom before the rapid clearing starts. It saves the irritation from all the liquid and wiping.

nickname7890 Sun 01-Nov-20 20:51:56

So it's been nearly 2 hours since I started drinking the moviprep it's all finished (batch one) and nothing yet is that normal ?!

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LoveFall Sun 01-Nov-20 20:54:52

Yes. Don't worry. It will work.

Apileofballyhoo Sun 01-Nov-20 21:32:47

Normal enough from what I remember. I also ate white food later than I should and it was fine. I put the moviprep into 7up.

SBTLove Sun 01-Nov-20 21:35:17

Don’t worry it will work, my DP downed it and my god did it work 😳

DigitalChristmas Sun 01-Nov-20 21:38:11

If you walk around the room by the toilet that can help things get moving. TMI alert- when you need to go it will be an incredibly intense urge that can’t be delayed. It will also be explosive diarrhoea.

Torvean32 Mon 02-Nov-20 00:27:23

The sweets you had wouldnt hurt. Normally when ppl have Movicol they have a clear fluid diet before they fast.

Moviprep can vary as to when it starts. When it starts though it should carry on til you are cleared out. Personally i wouldnt use public transport. You mighg want to fashion some kind of pad just in case you have an accident.

Redbirds Mon 02-Nov-20 00:34:39

Yes it will work soon! Vaseline for your bottom makes it bearable. I wouldn't go on public transport. The prep is definitely the worst part.

HitthefloorforTaintedLove Mon 02-Nov-20 01:26:43

If you have to go by public transport you should be cleared out by then anyway but possibly feeling a bit weak. Is it a long or complicated journey?
I expect you are ensconced in the bathroom now! Hope it goes well.

hellsbells99 Mon 02-Nov-20 01:38:24

You can have lucozade or something else sugary like normal lemonade. Good luck

Gifgif Mon 02-Nov-20 01:44:48

OP hasn't been back, I think it worked wink

alexdgr8 Mon 02-Nov-20 01:53:23

remember if you are having sedation, someone will have to come to accompany you home, and keep an eye on you there.

nickname7890 Mon 02-Nov-20 05:58:04

Thanks all ... yep it worked ! But not sure it's completely cleared it all out
Just starting round two
It's really confusing on the diet part
Because it just said that lunch at 1 pm yesterday had to be white bread pasta yogurt etc
But nothing about fluids or trying to wind down what I'm eating before yesterday
I'm a bit worried it won't work now really don't want all this to be for nothing ... barely slept last night not from actually needing to go just feeling bad

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nickname7890 Mon 02-Nov-20 09:06:52

Ah panicking again! Can I have coke / Diet Coke ?!? It said somewhere I'm sure fizzy drinks are fine but then I read somewhere else that coke isn't a good idea ?

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CharityPecksniff Mon 02-Nov-20 09:39:46

Good luck OP.

Over the years, I've had colonoscopies in 6 different hospitals.

I agree, the instructions are poor. The main things to remember is to take the bowel prep and drink a lot of clear fluids.

Personally I wouldn't have Coke.

Cornedbeefpie Mon 02-Nov-20 09:54:02

No cola, only clear fluids so stick to water today.

I’ve just had one on Thursday and same prep method as you OP, two lots night before and two lots in the morning. My appointment time was 2.30pm. I had a cracking headache on the day which they said is common. I should probably have drank more water as well as the prep liquid.

Good luck!

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