Frequently Asked Questions


Is there any way to make the prep for my colonoscopy taste better?

You can try drinking the solution through a straw. You can periodically rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash. Even sucking on hard candy (NOT red or orange) may help with the taste.

Why avoid red liquids?

I feel like vomiting and I don't think I can drink any more solution. What do I do?

I drank a lot of solution and have not had a bowl movement yet. What should I do?

I am taking the preparation, and am having loose watery stools. Do I need to finish the prep?

I already have diarrhea. Do I still need to take the prep?

My bottom is sore. What can I do?

Can I drink alcoholic beverages?

Can I brush my teeth?

Can I wear my dentures the day of the procedure?

Can I paint my nails?

Can I have the colonoscopy done during my menstrual cycle?

I don't have a ride home. Can I still come in for my procedure?

What will office visits cost as a “cash pay” patient?

I have HPN POS for my insurance. Am I able to have my Primary Care Physician send a referral in to use my HMO?

How soon should I pick up my preparation that was prescribed for my procedure?

What if I do not have any of my medical records with me?

What is my co-pay?

Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

What do I bring in for my office visit?

How do I get a refill on my medication?

How do I find out what my co-payment for my procedure is?

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