Colonoscopy prep - can't drink the trilyte, help
I am scheduled for a colonoscopy tomorrow. I have been doing the prep today. I took the intial four pills to jumpstart my system then four hours later I started the trilyte. My problem is this, I was supposed to drink it between 12:00 and 4:00 and it is now 9:30 and I still have not finished it. DO I HAVE TO??? I am not passing anything solid but I am not clear. Will it be a failed procedure if I do not accomplish this? What are the risks? My head is hurting and I am a little nauseas. TIA!
Welcome to the gastroenterology community! You probably should finish it. There is a risk that the procedure will not be able to be completed. I don't know what you mean by "risks." What I was told for my prep, is that if you start vomiting, then you can take 15 minutes off but then you should start again. This is what I did when I started vomiting during the prep. You can do it, just keep on drinking!
Well, its all over with. I was able to drink about two thirds of the trilyte then I got sick. My stools were not completely clear but I could see through them and the doc said it was ok - PRAISE GOD! I did not want to go through that again. The colonoscopy revealed nothing and I am happy with that. I was anemic and have been placed on a twice daily iron supplement in hopes that will help with my cronic (chronic) constipation. Thanks for the help!
Yeah, that is my experience as well. I had to have it regularly as a child. I mentioned that to him and he still seems to think it will help. I will watch it closely as it seems that the more meds I take, the more trouble I have with this. I hope this to be the opposite.
I also have IDA, eat more iron enriched foods and if you can cook out of cast iron pans the food will help asborb the iron in them. I take 150mg 8x daily. you can talk to a diet aid at the hospital or at you local heath office and they should beable to give you more help on what to eat to keep your levels up
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