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Can A Colonoscopy Be Done After Taking Movicol?

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Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2016
Question: I had no bm 7 days.emergency says no obstruction. Advised movicol. Small bm arrived. Is it safe to do colonoskopy tomorrow. Drinking small fluid bloats me. Prep would be tough for me. Whether mri or CT WOULD BE o. K.
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (47 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
None of this tests can not be done without preparation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Thank you for the query.

Making colonoscopy without preparation is pointless. Unfortunately same thing with CT. With full bowels contrast can not reach intestines and the value of such test is rather low.
So to CT and MRI you should be prepared as to the colonoscopy.
It would be good to wait few days, slowly get cleaned and than have colonoscopy dobe.

Hope this helps.
Regards.
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Can A Colonoscopy Be Done After Taking Movicol?

Brief Answer: None of this tests can not be done without preparation. Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for the query. Making colonoscopy without preparation is pointless. Unfortunately same thing with CT. With full bowels contrast can not reach intestines and the value of such test is rather low. So to CT and MRI you should be prepared as to the colonoscopy. It would be good to wait few days, slowly get cleaned and than have colonoscopy dobe. Hope this helps. Regards.