How to Prep for a Colonoscopy or Endoscopy

As part of the treatment, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients will often need to undergo routine tests so that doctors can see what is happening in their intestines. In this video, Giana Gravalese is prepping to undergo an endoscopy and colonoscopy.

Listen to a comedian’s guide to Crohn’s disease and colonoscopies. 

Giana explains that she was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 10, and regularly has to undergo colonoscopies and endoscopies. She describes how the day before the procedure she needs to mix a bottle of laxative powder with sports drinks, and that the sports drink cannot be red as it may be mistaken for blood in the tests. Then she needs to drink the mixture throughout the day and to not eat any solid food.

Read our seven tips for managing Crohn’s disease flare-ups.

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