Is coffee a clear liquid diet for colonoscopy

  Coffee is the most popular beverage in America. Worldwide, about 1 billion people drink this beverage every day. People love coffee for different reasons. For some, it is the boost in brain power and energy they get from the drink. For others, it is the social...

Medications and foods to stop before colonoscopy

Medications and food may affect your bowel preparation for colonoscopy. Some medications may cause you to bleed more during or after colonoscopy. This is particularly true if some form of therapeutic procedures (biopsies, dilation, polypectomy) are performed during...

The gastroparesis diet for slow stomach

The gastroparesis diet is recommended for patients with gastroparesis (slow stomach). What is gastroparesis? Gastroparesis is a low stomach. It is delayed gastric emptying in the absence of a mechanical obstruction. What causes gastroparesis? Idiopathic-unknown cause....

How to use Golytely for severe chronic constipation

For some patients with chronic constipation, nothing helps. These patients have had constipation for years. They have done blood tests, CT scans, and colonoscopy. Many have done motility testing and anorectal manometry. Some can go for a week or more without a bowel...