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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/4/2006 7:10 AM (GMT -6)   
hi going for my first colonoscopy,today
i took the prep pico-salax,how do i know if my bowels are clear
i took the pico-salax yestreaday, when i had a bowel movement this morning a clear water and  light brown string came out
do you think my bowels are clear

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   Posted 12/4/2006 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi bluefox,
Welcome to Healingwell! :-)
Your bowels are clear when only clear liquid is emerging from your rectum. It's like urinating from the wrong hole (sorry, that's graphic & gross). I went to the bathroom at least 30 times and maybe the last 10 or so were clear liquid.
Good luck today!!
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   Posted 12/4/2006 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I did have some coloration to my water after taking my laxatives, but then I was producing too much bile and frequently had yellowish bowel movements. If you drink something colored (although I've always heard you shouldn't drink anything red or purple or orange in color before your test!), that might color your liquid too. But it should be nothing but liquid.
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