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by Paprikat Paprikat (Member) Member

Paprikat specializes in Geriatrics.

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Oh such excitement! I am scheduled for a ba. enema soon. I was wondering what preps some of your hospitals use. I had this before, and had to drink phospho-soda the eve before and then three hours before the appt. I wound up hurling the morning dose and am dreading doing this again. Anyone know any easier preps? Thanks......

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mag citrate? It's nasty too-but maybe you could tolerate that.

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SmilingBluEyes has 20 years experience.

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I had to do mag citrate. to me, there is NO pleasant way to prepare for this UNPLEASANT test. I wish you good luck and healthy results! Take care.

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what about a gallon of golytely? prep good so you don't have to repeat it. good luck.

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Although no prep is easy, I found that phospha soda was easier than golytely---and did just as good a job of cleaning out. You might ask if you can take several tablets at HS in addition, so you won't have to drink any more prep in the morning. Also, if you do just clear liquids the day before the exam, that helps too. Hope these suggestions help. Good luck.

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oh what a lucky gal you are. nothing like a barium enema in the morning to start your day off right.

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BadBird is a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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Ask for biscodol, 4 tiny orange pills work well with most patients.

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canoehead has 30 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ER.

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Mmmmmm, GoLytely.....

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whenever i give it to my patients i offer then the choice of pouring it over a glass of ice....those that refuse are often begging for the ice 2 minutes later. they swear it tastes like sprite of 7-up. personally, never had to do it, so couldn't say from experience.

hope everything comes out ok!!!! :chuckle

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took golytely for a colonoscopy prep--went into shock because of dehydration and vasal/vagal response. had to stop procedure. had complained to m.d. about how horrible the prep was and that he had better not give it to an elderly pt.( i was 58 at the time.). repeat colonoscopy prep was ducolox and fleets-- worked great with no side effects.

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