Dr Murray's helpful hints for colonoscopy preparation

Intestinal Health Institute 

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Avoid high residue foods such as vegetables, seeds and nuts three days before


Yes. Even vegetables. Rice and potatoes are OK


You can puree some vegetables like avocado


Admit it. You've always wanted an excuse to skip your veggies anyway.


Apply some Vaseline to the anus to prevent discomfort from the frequent diarrhea


Use any non-red clear fluid you please


Beer is a clear fluid


White wine is a clear fluid


Scotch* is a clear fluid


Sports drinks like Gatorade are easier on the kidneys, and prevent electrolyte shifts. Have some.


​If you are not a Gatorade fan, try diluting it 50/50 with water


Do not make plans the evening before, or the evening of, the procedure


You may get decorating ideas in your washroom


Bring a good book or magazine


Our secretary may call the day before to confirm your appointment. She doesn't need to know where you are sitting


Surprisingly, PicoSalax is not found in the 'clear-out' section of the drug store


Please do not keep saying 'Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet' during the procedure


Baby Wipes are less irritating than toilet paper, and you will want to baby the area today


When the procedure is over we can write a note to tell your spouse or boss that your head is not up there


The more clear fluid you take, the better the preparation


 *- If your doctor does a good job you might want to bring him a bottle of clear fluid as a thank you