Poor Colonoscopy prep??

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I had my 6th colonoscopy yesterday. I completed the prep fully and my bowels were running clear. However, my doctor said I had a poor prep. I don't understand how...everything was coming out clear like water. Anhyone else have this experience? 

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    Sounds a bit strange. If you followed the instructions properly, which of course you would have as it was your 6th, then all should have been ok. Worth enquiring how this one was different? 
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    I have read that a two stage prep is more useful for the prep.

    That means splitting the full prep with the the first half given the day before, and then the second half given about six hours prior to the procedure time.  The second prep has been reported to be beneficial because the body continues to produce bile even when food intake has been halted, and that bile will end up in the colon, and it may result in the doctor saying that the "prep was poor."  I guess having that second prep much closer to the procedure time helps to clear the colon of such bile.

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