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09-23-2015, 06:07 AM   #1
KayleighMeek
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Advice when to start prep?

Hello,

So I am due to have a colonoscopy on Sunday (yippee) at 1230 and I am going to be starting the dreaded prep Saturday. What I am unsure of is if I should take the first sachet In the morning or start in the afternoon as on the paperwork I received it says if you are scheduled an afternoon appointment start the prep later but it's 1230 so only just afternoon. What I don't want to happen is whilst travelling to the hospital suddenly have to try and find a loo, it's been so long since the last time I did this I can't remember how long it all goes on for.
So what do you all think? I am going to try and phone the hospital to clarify but it's a nightmare getting through to them so thought I would ask the experts.
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09-23-2015, 06:54 AM   #2
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I would say start the prep about 24 hours prior to the appointment - so around noon.....

Good luck!!
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09-23-2015, 01:51 PM   #3
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Thank you. I will follow the afternoon plan then and hope that it does the job in time. It's been nearly 7 years since the last colonoscopy so I have been lucky to get away with not having to do this for a while.
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