Scheduled for c-scope

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   Posted 12/12/2010 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I am scheduled for a c-scope on the 21st.  I went to the doctor a few weeks ago and he told me he wanted to do this to find out how my colon is. They do not have a deffinite diagnosis as to what is wrong with me.  Anyways, I asked him before I left what kind of prep I was to have for the scope. He told me nothing at all. Yesterday I get the paper work in the mail with my date of surgery and all my instructions. It is telling me to do the regular prep, to be npo after midnight, nothing to eat or drink, not even water the after midnight the night  before. My scope is not till 1:30 pm.  Has someone screwed up or what? I cannot go that long with out water, would I not dehydrate with my stoma. Should I call the office to make sure or what? I am confused. Maybe whoever scheduled it is not aware that I have an ileostomy. Any advise would be appreciated.

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   Posted 12/12/2010 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
NO...DO NOT do the prep! The office sends out standard paperwork with the information (my guess is they only know that you are having a cscope...they don't see that you have an ileo when stuffing envelopes) because I always got those instructions, too.

The most you will have to do is an enema right before the procedure to clean out the mucous.

Do call the office to see how long before you should stop drinking. I am guessing that you shouldn't have anything to drink for a few hours before but I don't know what they would prefer.
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   Posted 12/12/2010 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree! Don't do it without calling first! I spent $50 on prep and I started doing it when I called the doc to make sure and he said no... Always check because they always mix it up.
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