The main goal of a colonoscopy prep is to completely empty the bowels, which is accomplished through dietary changes and a bowel-cleansing preparation prescribed by a doctor, according to Harvard Health Publications. Com... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

Preparing for a colonoscopy involves completely emptying the bowel through dietary changes one to two days before the procedure and using an agent that causes diarrhea, according to Harvard Medical School. The exact inst... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

Colonoscopy preps work by emptying out the contents of the lower intestine and rectum prior to a colonosopy procedure, explains WebMD. The steps of a colonoscopy prep can vary depending on specific physician instructions... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Preparing for a colonoscopy can be more complex and daunting than the actual colonoscopy procedure itself, and it typically includes clearing the bowels with a regimented diet and consuming bowel clearing liquids that in... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

Patients can treat mild hemorrhoids with home remedies and lifestyle changes such as increasing their amount of dietary fiber, engaging in moderate exercise to stimulate bowel functions and soaking in a sitz bath, accord... More »

A two-day colonoscopy preparation, which aims to clean the colon, involves starting a clear liquid diet for up to two days before the colonoscopy, depending on the type of colon prep the doctor suggests, according to Web... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

The best diet to follow as preparation for a colonoscopy changes slightly as the procedure approaches, beginning 3 days before, according to Group Health. The diet ranges from the consumption of only low-fiber foods 3 da... More » Health Nutrition & Diets