Frequently Asked Questions

Aren't Fiber rich foods good for bowel movement?
Can I have sugar in my coffee/tea during my clear liquid diet?
Can I drink alcohol on the liquid diet?
How can I tell if the prep is working?
Can I take my routine medications on the morning of my test?
Can I take over-the-counter medications with my colon prep?
Do I need antibiotics before the procedure?
Why does my driver need to stay for my entire test?
Can I take a bus or a Taxi/Uber/Lyft home by myself after my procedure?
Can I have alcohol while I am doing my prep?
Can I take my routine medications on the morning of my test?
Can I take over-the-counter medications with my colon prep?
Do I have to drink all of my colon prep?
How can I tell if my colon is clean enough?
How do I prepare for a colonoscopy?
How do I request my medical records and is there a cost?
How do I schedule an office visit?
How long does it take to renew my prescription?
How long will it take for the preparation to start working?
How will I get my test results?
How will my primary care physician know the results?
I am a diabetic and I’m worried about my blood sugar dropping too low.
I am a diabetic, what can I do if my blood sugar is too high?
I am a diabetic. What precautions should I take?
I am having my period. Can I still have my colonoscopy?
I am usually very constipated. What if the prep doesn’t work?
I am very sensitive to laxatives.
I have a heart problem, and I need antibiotics before tests.
I have an artificial joint. My orthopedic surgeon said I need antibiotics?
I have questions regarding my bill.
My insurance company said my colonoscopy would be covered at 100% if it's for 'screening.'
What is the patient portal?
Ooops, I just read my instructions. I accidentally ate breakfast.
What clear liquids are allowed?
What do I do about my diabetic medications?
What happens after my procedure? Will I still have diarrhea?
What happens if bowel movements do not start after drinking the laxative?
What happens if I start vomiting after drinking the laxative?
What if I forgot to stop my blood thinners?
What if my hemorrhoids bleed during the prep?
What is a laxative and which one will I take to prepare for my test?
When will I get the results from my colonoscopy?
When will my call be returned?
Why do I have to stop drinking 4 hours before my colonoscopy?
Why do I have to wake up so early to do another dose of laxative?
Why do I need to bring in a past medical history and medication list?
Why do I need to bring in my insurance cards and photo ID?
Why is a referral needed for my appointment?
Why is it so important to have a clean colon?
Will I miss work the day before my procedure?