Sick the day before colonoscopy

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I woke around 5am vomiting and diarrhoea. I am due to take my first drink for my colonoscopy at 5pm I'm just scared that I won't be able to keep it down my mum said not to bother telling them that I've been poorly but I don't know how this is going to affect my situation.

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    Sorry to hear that Holly sad

    I think you need to call the hospital and seek their advice in this situation. If you are feeling better and able to keep down the prep they may decide to go ahead, but definitely best to check with them first!

    Feel better soon

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      Thank you for your reply Sophie. I am feeling a little better this morning I am going to ring them after work to make sure it's ok to go ahead, I've been waiting ages for this appointment so hope they don't cancel!! sad

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    Hi Holly, you need to call them and let the hospital know. This might even work to your advantage. If you don't eat today, and the sickness cleared you completely out, you may not have to take the prep. Best of luck.

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    If you've got gastro-enteritis I would reschedule and not take the prep.

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      I'm not sure why I was sick I went out for tea and I'm not sure whether I ate too much or whether I caught a bug off my partner. I went through with the prep anyway and had the procedure done earlier today wasn't too bad and managed to drink all the prep ok and keep it down.

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