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Colon Cancer Screening: A Bad Bowel Preparation is Never Good

Colon cancer screening with colonoscopy saves lives. But, the bowel prep must be good enough that we can see the lining of the colon, searching for colon polyps, that may lead to colon cancer. A poor prep, where we cannot see the bowel wall, is useless. Directions to the prep must be followed 100%, or you get results like these…and you need to repeat the process all over again.

The brief video below shows you what it should not look like. The key to a good bowel prep is following the directions. Period.

 

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month:Colonoscopy Bowel Prep Instructions

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month:Colonoscopy Bowel Prep Instructions

March is Colon Cancer Awarenessmonth. One of the methods for screening for colon cancer is a colonoscopy. For most patients, there is anxiety over the need to take the bowel preparation, which is a sometimes bad tasting solution that is consumed the day before the procedure.  Technology has improved, and the products we use at Liver Specialists of Texas are much improved, and most patients do not complain too much.

There is a podcast on the Liver Specialists of Texas website that outlines the specific directions for the bowel prep we use. In all cases, consult with your own physician regarding the bowel prep they request. Listen to the podcast posted below.

Schedule your colonoscopy this month.

PODCAST: Download Bowel Prep Instructions

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