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TickledPinkTwice
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   Posted 5/16/2011 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Were you requested to do a prep for this procedure? Will it make a difference if you are cleaned out or not?
Mary 26,Chronic Constipation
Colonoscopy: Polyps,Melanosis and long redundant colon, Sitz Marker: Colonic Inertia. Defecography:Rectocele and Enterocele, Anorectal Manometry:Normal, Pudendal Nerve Study:Normal, Gastric Emptying-20% at 4 hours
5/19-Small Bowel Study
5/26-Surgeon Appt

suebear
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   Posted 5/16/2011 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't recall there being a prep for this test. If anything, it would be no food after midnight before the exam.

Sue

TickledPinkTwice
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   Posted 5/16/2011 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh yes they did say that. I just didn't know if cleaning out the entire GI tract would speed up the motility?
Mary 26,Chronic Constipation
Colonoscopy: Polyps,Melanosis and long redundant colon, Sitz Marker: Colonic Inertia. Defecography:Rectocele and Enterocele, Anorectal Manometry:Normal, Pudendal Nerve Study:Normal, Gastric Emptying-20% at 4 hours
5/19-Small Bowel Study
5/26-Surgeon Appt

Ironmum
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   Posted 5/17/2011 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Not sure if it's different where you live (I'm in the UK) but I had to do a full day of 'clear fluids' beforehand, then Nil By Mouth for 6 hours before. I remember being pretty wiped out but got through with hot blackcurrant juice, hot bovil, jelly etc. The gunky stuff you have to drink is vile though.. sorry!

When are you having it done?
Sarah - 38 year old mum of 2 boys, competitive runner/triathlete, health and fitness writer

June 2010 - Peritonitis caused by perforated diverticulitis. Emergency surgery.
August 2010 - Sigmoid colectomy and temp ileostomy
October 2010 - Ileostomy reversal - but didn't go well and struggling since.
Currently - dx colonic dysmotility April 2011. Currently taking Prucalopride 2mg p/d

TickledPinkTwice
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   Posted 5/17/2011 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I am really debating just doing a liquid diet and cleanout. I am having it done on Thursday at 7:45A.M. The barium is horrible. For my Defogram, I drank two huge cups and it was so gross.
Mary 26,Chronic Constipation
Colonoscopy: Polyps,Melanosis and long redundant colon, Sitz Marker: Colonic Inertia. Defecography:Rectocele and Enterocele, Anorectal Manometry:Normal, Pudendal Nerve Study:Normal, Gastric Emptying-20% at 4 hours
5/19-Small Bowel Study
5/26-Surgeon Appt

Ironmum
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   Posted 5/17/2011 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
sounds like a good idea... but have you not been given any prep instructions from the hospital??
Sarah - 38 year old mum of 2 boys, competitive runner/triathlete, health and fitness writer

June 2010 - Peritonitis caused by perforated diverticulitis. Emergency surgery.
August 2010 - Sigmoid colectomy and temp ileostomy
October 2010 - Ileostomy reversal - but didn't go well and struggling since.
Currently - dx colonic dysmotility April 2011. Currently taking Prucalopride 2mg p/d

frostyboy
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   Posted 5/17/2011 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't have to drink anything for my defecography.  They just shot enough barium up me to see if I could expel it.  It didn't take long at all!  That was a breeze compared to my small bowel study.  On my small bowel study, I did drink 2 big cups of barium!!!  Horrible, and horrible trying to get a week's worth of stool and barium out of me that weekend.  For me, no prep, just nothing by mouth after midnight.  Also, they told me no laxatives for a couple days.  I think laxatives could speed up your system, so I think you should lay low from them for a couple days.  Better check with the doctor though! Good luck! :-)

TickledPinkTwice
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   Posted 5/17/2011 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, I sure need it. I am feeling so helpless, I KNOW it is going to come back slow and abnormal:(
Mary 26,Chronic Constipation
Colonoscopy: Polyps,Melanosis and long redundant colon, Sitz Marker: Colonic Inertia. Defecography:Rectocele and Enterocele, Anorectal Manometry:Normal, Pudendal Nerve Study:Normal, Gastric Emptying-20% at 4 hours
5/19-Small Bowel Study
5/26-Surgeon Appt

80sChick
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   Posted 5/17/2011 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
No, never had a prep. But beware, barium REALLY stops you up. I always had diarrhea so it never bothered me but if you have slow motility, a) you'll probably be there for many hours waiting for it to move through your system, so bring a book! b) be careful afterwards because of how constipated it could make you.

I always explain to the dr. that I won't be able to drink both cups of barium, and so far they've never forced me. I usually can manage about 1-1.5 cups, and they're usually fine with that. They'd rather have that than have you throw up and have to start over.
Stephanie, 29 years old

March 2000-Diagnosed Crohn's Colitis
(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
March 18, 2010-Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy! :)
(Now med free, 4 subsequent procedures to correct blockages at stoma site)

Stoma named Zoe...She's my best bud!! :)

TickledPinkTwice
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   Posted 5/18/2011 6:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Stephanie for the advice. At the defecography,it took 1 hour to drink 1.5 cups of barium. This time,I am only alotted 15 minutes. This will go well.lol
Mary 26,Chronic Constipation
Colonoscopy: Polyps,Melanosis and long redundant colon, Sitz Marker: Colonic Inertia. Defecography:Rectocele and Enterocele, Anorectal Manometry:Normal, Pudendal Nerve Study:Normal, Gastric Emptying-20% at 4 hours
5/19-Small Bowel Study
5/26-Surgeon Appt
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