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Changenow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 06:16 PM
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For the purpose of colonoscopy, is beer considered a clear liquid?
The rest of prep wouldn't seem so bad if it were.

Does anyone know?
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 06:17 PM
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1. LOL! I don't know.
The Versed didn't work during my colonoscopy and it ended up being quite painful. You might want to ask about what drugs they use and what protocols are in place in case one doesn't work. Luckily, the demerol worked just fine.
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Changenow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 06:20 PM
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3. The Versed worked just fine for me last time.
Damn, it must have been horrible for you.

If this one is clear I don't have to go back for 5 years, the way I feel now it will be five years either way.
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 06:54 PM
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11. *Whew* Now you don't have to worry too much.
This was my first anal probe. :)

Unfortunately, both my father and paternal grandfather died of metastasized colon cancer, so I started the procedure young.
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billybob537 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 06:18 PM
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2. I'd recommend
staying away from anything that causes gas if you know what I mean!!!! :think:
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 06:20 PM
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4. Why?
You are out anyway? And the medical staff are paid to deal with (and a colonoscopy on someone with gas is probably the least of their problems).
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 06:54 PM
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12. Well, they pump you full of air anyway...
You end up farting quite a bit after the procedure. :) At least it isn't that smelly since your bowels are empty. :)
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 06:26 PM
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5. LIGHT beer is a clear liquid!
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Changenow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 06:28 PM
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7. What's the difference ? And if you're serious, bless you!nt
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 06:27 PM
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6. Sorry...
I asked the same question before I had a kidney removed. Docs said "No way".

Ginger Ale is about as close as you can get.
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Changenow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 06:31 PM
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8. A pox on your fields, or children or both.
A kidney removal is very much more serious than what they have planned for me. Maybe there is an exception for minor stuff.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 07:06 PM
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13. Well Talkingrain says he heard otherwise...
So maybe the general consensus has changed in the last 30 years.

I would only be concerned because alcohol will dehydrate you; and that could make things more uncomfortable for you than they already will be.

Please...no pox on my kids. I've got enough crappy stuff happening in my life... :cry:
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Timefortruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 07:22 PM
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14. Who is Talkingrain?
Edited on Wed Apr-14-04 07:24 PM by Timefortruth
The pox is removed.
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talkingrain Donating Member (63 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 06:36 PM
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9. Dr. Gott
Edited on Wed Apr-14-04 06:40 PM by talkingrain
In my local newspaper answered this the other day and said that it should be fine unless specifically told otherwise. I am not sure what newspaper syndicate delivers Dr. Gott, but you could do a Google search.

Edit:That is what I read. Do not believe everything you read! I will not be held responsible! Good luck!
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Hemprus Donating Member (201 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 06:37 PM
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10. Can you clearly see it your glass?
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 07:35 PM
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15. Sorry, no
say the gastroenterologists: http://www.gicare.com/pated/edtgs14.htm
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 07:49 PM
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16. Sorry, no. Here's why...
It's not. Sorry.

Clear liquids are limited to water and sparkling soda (7-Up, Sprite, etc.).

It's not that most foods and liquids interfere w/ the actual procedure, but the densities in most foods and liquids do interfere with the imaging results.

I'm the first to say that I don't know the precise imaging equipment used in a colonoscopy. That being said, I worked in an OP Radiation center for about 6 years and did OP Procedure Scheduling for a hospital for about two years and you end up picking this stuff up.

For example, if a patient drinks coffee four hours before a scheduled bone-scan scan, the coffee can still actually show up on the scan as Unidentified Density Mass. And that is something you don't want the therapists concerning themselves with...
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