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Starving for colonoscopy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   My 11 year old daughter has a colonoscopy and endoscopy schedule for 10:30 tomorrow morning.
Doctor :   ok
User :   She woke up with a nightmare, went to the bathroom, and drank a small sip of RED Gatorade at 2:30 - this despite e the instruction to drink NOTHING after midnight.
Doctor :   ok
User :   Is this going to affect her testing? the doctor specifically said NOTHING after midnight not even a sip, and especially nothing RED
Doctor :   how much she has taken
User :   a sip - hard to determine as we were asleep nbut she swears it was just a sip
Doctor :   at what time th etest is scheduled
User :   10:30 AM - about ten hours after she ingested it...
Doctor :   it is usualy takes 10-12 hours of starving
User :   10:30 is when it starts... they just said clear liquids all yesterday and nothing after midnight

Doctor :   if the amount is very less, it is ok
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