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Hi. I have a j-pouch. I am having a scope done tomorrow, and I'm not sure I know how to prepare. I am trying to contact my doctor to find out, but I have been on hold for 10 minutes now and I don't know if that will ever end.

The way I remember it from past scopes, I prepared just by not eating anything the day before after noon, but I'm not sure that is correct. Can anybody else tell me how to prepare? Thanks
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I'm having "a double header" later this month. My gastroenterologist will do the upper endoscopy and my colorectal surgeon will do the scope of my J-pouch. My surgeon told me to have clear liquids only the day before the procedures and a fleet enema the morning of the procedure. My gastroenterologist told me to do the same thing except he wants me to take 2 Ducolax between 2 and 4 p.m. the day before the procedures along with a clear liquid diet only the day before the procedures. He also wants me to have a fleet enema the morning of the procedures. I think the Ducolax is not necessary if I have clear liquids only the day before the procedures. I'll take one and see if I need the second.
it does vary quite a bit by doctor. My GI has me do clear liquids 24 hours before, nothing after midnight the day of the scope, and I have to take a bottle of magnesium citrate. needless to say every time I have a scope I feel like I am going to fall over from dehydration and it takes the nurses forever to hit my veins to start an IV, and normally I have monster veins…..
Prep definitely differs from doc to doc. I have actually had scopes done where no prep was required. I just had a scope done last month and again, no oprep was required. I actually requested a prep because I worried that results wouldn't be reliable if I wasn't "cleaned out" completely and I'd have to have scope done again. Not that scopes are a big deal but it's a day off from work & I have to arranged a ride. After I requested a prep, doc said to just do 1 enema before bed & 1 in the morning, before I left home to have scope done.

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