Answer: A colonoscopy is an examination of the lining of the rectum and colon (the large intestine) through a flexible tube called a colonoscope. This allows a specially trained physician to directly view this area and identify any abnormalities.
The preparation for a colonoscopy involves drinking the liquid, Nulytely®. We suggest drinking the liquid with a combination of Miralax and Gatorade. Pills are not available for this procedure.
For more detailed information, please view Penn’s guidelines for colonoscopy preparation.
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