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I'm just wondering how we prep for colonoscopies and drink those 4 quarts of disgusting liquid if we only have little pouches that don't hold that much liquid? Is prep different after bypass?

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After a few weeks, most people can drink normally, so you would be able to drink the full prep. Is it really a whole gallon? Yikes!

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Good question. I’m allergic to Gavilyte-G (just one of the prep solutions) so I had to drink something else. I can't remember what it was.

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Talk to the gastroenterologist (or whomever it is that is doing the procedure) about the problem, as there are lower volume protocols available. While yes, fluids do pretty much flow on through, a gallon is still a lot in a fairly short time for one who is not far out from surgery. Even my wife, who is 14 years out, the doc set her up with a special low volume product, so there are alternatives.

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Thank you, RickM! I'm not actually having one now, but was curious about the future. Appreciate your post.

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It’s liquid, they generally go straight through

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