Colonoscopy – Frequently Asked Questions

Wandering about a Colonoscopy? Here are some questions that might help clear up any confusion you may have. Please feel free to contact ADC for more extensive details and information regarding Colon health and services that may be offered at ADC.

I know I am supposed to hold aspirin products for 5 days.  What are considered aspiring products?

Aspirin products include:  Advil, ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, naprosyn or any medications you take for arthritis (including iron).

What foods am I supposed to avoid 2 days prior to the procedure?

It is important that you stop eating high roughage foods such as lettuce, beans, cabbage, corn as well as any high fiber foods including whole wheat bread.  If you take fiber laxatives, you must also stop taking them 2 days prior to your procedure.

What foods are ok to eat?

It is ok to eat meat, potatoes, pastas, fruits, and white breads.

I know I am supposed to begin a clear liquid diet at breakfast on the day prior to the procedure, what is considered a clear liquid?

Clear liquids include all of the following:

Strained fruit juices (without the pulp)

Water

Clear broth or bouillon

Coffee or tea (without milk or non-dairy creamer)

Gatorade

Carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks

Kool-aid or other fruit flavored drinks

Plain jello (without fruit or toppings)

Ice popsicles

No red or purple fluids/liquids

No milk products or solids

Where is ADC Endoscopy Specialists located?

Our physical address is #1 Care Circle Drive.  Our facility is located inside Legacy Squares office park off of Amarillo Boulevard West between Coulter & Soncy.

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