Preparing for your colonoscopy according to your doctor’s instructions is important for the success of the procedure. But prepping for your colonoscopy can be confusing and difficult. In this article, we are going to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about colonoscopy preparation.
What type of bowel prep will I get?
There are actually several types of bowel prep available to patients. The type of prep your doctor chooses for you will depend on your medical history, current condition, and medications you are currently taking.
Can you continue taking medications?
It’s important to tell your colonoscopy doctor about all of the medications you are currently taking. In general, you should be able to continue taking your current medications, but some drugs (especially aspirin products, blood thinners, and blood pressure meds) may interfere with the prep.
What are some side effects of bowel prep?
Every patient is different so side effects vary based on the patient. That said, common side effects of the colonoscopy prep process include nausea and vomiting, bloating, and abdominal pain. If you experience severe abdominal pain or persistent vomiting during your prep, call your doctor.
Colonoscopy Doctor in the Twin Cities
At Bhatti GI Clinics, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Dr. Ahsan Bhatti is perhaps the most skilled and experienced GI physician in the state of Minnesota, having performed more than 40,000 advanced gastrointestinal procedures throughout his two decades as a practicing physician. Whether you need to schedule a routine colonoscopy, or you’re experiencing digestive issues, we’ve got you covered. Reach out to our gastrointestinal specialists today to schedule your appointment. Our primary clinics are located in Edina and Chaska but we treat patients throughout the Twin Cities area.