How can I prep for a Colonoscopy without the use of laxatives?

I already suffer from severe chronic diarrhea, which is why I am considering a Colonoscopy. Do I absolutely have to take laxatives before the procedure in that case? Can the prep process be customized to the patient?

Healthcare Providers (2)

Yes, you still have to prep for a full Colonoscopy.

You absolutely need to take the required colon prep. It is all the more important as adherent stools (common in people with diarrhea) will make the exam of fine mucosal details impossible. The exam will be useless and you would have wasted a lot of time and expense for nothing. Most endoscopists will reschedule you if you are not clean.

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