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FAQsWhat can I do about constipation?
Constipation is a condition that nearly everyone experiences at one time or another. To prevent constipation exercise regularly, eat a fiber-rich diet and drink at least 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water every day. If constipation persists see your Bux-Mont Physician.

What are high-fiber foods?
Fiber is the indigestible component of plant foods. Uncooked fruits, vegetables, whole grains and bran are high in fiber. A high fiber diet can prevent many gastrointestinal problems.

What can I do about diarrhea?
Diarrhea removes a lot of fluids from the body, so it is critical to drink lots of water to keep yourself hydrated. If the diarrhea is caused by intestinal flu or some other kind of viral illnesses, you should follow the Diet for Acute Diarrhea. Notify us or your primary care physician immediately if the diarrhea persists for more than 24 hours.

What is a clear liquid diet?
A clear liquid diet insures proper hydration and preparation, so that your Bux-Mont Physician can perform a colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, or video-capsule endoscopy.

What if I have trouble drinking the liquid from the bowel preparation kit?
If you don't like the taste of the liquid in the bowel prep kit, drink the liquid cold and use a straw to help bypass some of your taste buds. Drink quickly rather than slowly.

Can I still have my procedure if I'm sick?
If you are sick you may keep your scheduled appointment, as long as you are not vomiting or experiencing a fever. Please contact us if you are.

Can I proceed with a procedure if I'm menstruating?
Yes, you may proceed with your procedure, but be sure use a sanitary pad instead of a tampon the day of your procedure.

Will there be any bleeding after a procedure?
You should not experience bleeding after any procedure. If you notice any significant bleeding contact us immediately.

Will my throat be sore after an upper GI endoscopy or ERCP?
You may have a slight sore throat, which should not last longer than 3 to 4 hours. Please contact us if your throat remains sore fore more than 4 hours.

Can I eat normally after a procedure?
Unless otherwise instructed by your physician, you may eat normally after a procedure.