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,...

Can Gum Chewing Improve Bowel Preparation?

Sham feeding with chewing gum has been shown to promote bowel motility. This may reduce symptoms of abdominal discomfort, nausea, and vomiting sometimes associated with bowel preparation for colonoscopy. In a study by Lee J et al, 131 patients were randomized to...