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Do I have to cancel the colonoscopy if I mess up bowel preparation?

I have a colonoscopy scheduled, but I ate a meal (a burger at King Whopper) at 5 p.m. Should I still take the Magnesium Citrate, Dulcolax tablets and do the enema, or should I cancel the colonoscopy appointment? I did not realize that I was supposed to be on a clear liquid diet the entire day before the colonoscopy procedure. Should I continue or cancel?

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You need to call your doctor to find out whether you need to cancel your colonoscopy.

Please call the physician’s office immediately to talk about the scheduled colonoscopy procedure.

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