Can I eat whatever I want after a colonoscopy?
Like my regular daily diet? Or do I have ti continue with the clear liquids.
- MamawidsomLv 71 month ago
That's a question to cover with your doctor. Most people can resume their normal diet. They certainly don't need to be on clear liquids. Some people can have a bit of residual diarrhea from the "clean out" procedure, so eating a mild or light diet for the day of the procedures isn't a bad idea. As others have noted, may people eat a large and heavy meal as soon as they can and have no problems.
Your doctor should review this with you. It is important that your bowel is functioning correctly (passing gas and having bowel movements).
- .Lv 71 month ago
Yes, you can return to your "usual" diet unless your doctor tells you otherwise. I stopped for a burger and cocktail lunch after mine, because I was starving. LOL!
- TavyLv 71 month ago
You can , I did. The clear liquids are to clear the bowel Before the procedure. Eat what you like.
I had cake and coffee an hour after.
- mokrieLv 71 month ago
You can eat ANYTHING you want after.
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- David B.Lv 71 month ago
For the rest of that day and the day after, you'll be advised to drink lots of fluid and to eat soft, easily digestible foods that won't irritate your colon.
- Dj2541Lv 71 month ago
As long as you are passing wind and your bowel is back to normal yes go back to your usual diet. The clear fluids is just so that during the colonoscopy they can have a clear view of your bowel.