High fiber diet 2 days before colonoscopy still okay?

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So I have a colonoscopy due in 2 days and my diet is like 30 grams a day and I heard that having a high fiber diet before a colonoscopy is a very bad thing. Is it still possible for the colonoscopy to be a success? The instructions my doctor gave me didnt say anything about not having a high fiber diet days before the colonoscopy. Will it be alright?

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    I had my first colonoscopy in May of this year normally your suppose to be just in a liquid diet no solid foods don't sound like someone does not.know what there doing on this one? Do a liquid diet that can be hello no red or.purple chicken broth clear or beef or vegetable both clear popsicles no red or purple it will give a false reading on your colonoscopy. You can have white gràpe juice water and you can have koolaid too but no red or.purple

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    Hi, I had a colonoscopy 3 weeks ago & the instructions I was given were NO fibre 2 days before but you can still eat , & only clear liquid the day before when you will be taking the Moviprep drink that clears the bowel out. Take a look on You Tube there are lots of info videos that will give you guidance.

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    You should have been given dietary suggestions which  includes a low residue diet. You are meant to have a good clean out for obvious reasons. You need to talk to your Dr or specialist as the colonoscopy will be pointless or postponed if there are faeces in your bowel. Good luck. My two colonoscopies were painless and interesting if you look at the screen. 
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    Hi!...i have had several colonoscopies and amongst other foods definitely NO high fibre for at least 2 days before the procedure. On the diet sheet from the hospital i was always allowed white fish (boiled, steamed or microwaved) and mashed potato  (NO butter!) on the 2ND day before the test. My test was always a success and my bowel was totally clear once i has taken the moviprep...if your taking this try drinking it theough a straw and chill it too...good lick!!!
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