How to do same day bowel prep for colonoscopy

Same day bowel prep means using the entire bowel cleansing agent on the same day as your colonoscopy. There are 3 ways to take your bowel cleansing agent prior to colonoscopy: the day-before regimen, the split-dose regimen, and the same-day regimen. The same day...

When your patient has colon cancer

Jane (not true name) was referred to me for iron deficiency anemia. This is anemia due to lack of enough iron. She was 62 years old and attained menopause at age 55 after removing her uterus due to fibroid. Jane was divorced yet she enjoyed life and liked to...

Poop: Everything you wanted to know but too shy to ask

  Poop: Everything you wanted to know but too shy to ask Poop. We all do it. Poop is the end product of the digestive process. It is removed from the body through a bowel movement (defecation). It is mostly water, about 75%. The solid component, about 25% is composed...

Bowel Preparation Poem

  Tis the week before colonoscopy It’s time to pick up my meds and wipes Avoid iron pills, fiber, imodium, lomotil, plavix and warfarin.   Tis the day before colonoscopy It’s time for clear liquid diet for breakfast, lunch and dinner No milk, veggies, fruits, meat,...

Start-Up Poop.

If all you’ve ever considered poop to be is a waste product, think again. Poop is beneficial. Poop saves life. Poop is money, big money! The population of microorganisms within the human gut is called microbiota. This microbiota is complex and functions like an organ....