Patient Education

Thank you for visiting the education page. Your colonoscopy experience is a collaboration between you and your medical facility. You are a team. Begin by looking over instructions and pre-planning for needs at least four days in advance. There are some steps you can take to make sure your experience goes as easeful as possible.

One fact in Gastroenterology is that 20-25% of bowel preparations for colonoscopy are inadequate. Reasons for this are variable, with prep intolerance and difficult colons a huge factor. This is why HydroPrep exists. HydroPrep addresses both of these factors, but every bowel preparation option requires your personal responsibility as a team member in making this exam successful the first time around.

BOWEL HABITS

Know yourself and bowel habits. We need to visualize your colon absolutely cleaned out with clear pink walls- which isn’t always an easy job. If you have any history of constipation or have a diagnosis of diverticulosis, you may consider taking MiraLax at night for two days in advance. You can also debulk your diet by cutting down on portions three days in advance prior to your colonoscopy. Always consult with your physician before making these advances.

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3 DAY COLONOSCOPY DIET.Pt Handout 

The 3 Day Colonoscopy Diet is a guideline to debulk your diet, decrease mucous forming foods, and staying hydrated. The handout has many food and beverage options to help with your success.

At HydroPrep, we believe that the 3 Day Colonoscopy Diet should be followed no matter what bowel preparation you choose.

HydroPrep Patient Information Sheet

The Patient information sheet will give you an overview of what to expect with HydroPrep bowel preparation.

HydroPrep Patient Instructions Side 1

HydroPrep Patient Instructions Constipation Side 2

HydroPrep Instruction sheets will outline your day prior to coming in for your scheduled colonoscopy exam.