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The Endoscopy Center, Inc.:

(605) 721-8121

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Address :

2820 Mt. Rushmore Road
Rapid City, SD 57701

Frequently Asked Questions

A clear stool can have a slight tint of yellow or brown. It will be completely transparent and will not contain any solid matter.

Bowel movements can take up to 5-6 hours after beginning the prep. Be patient, continue to drink extra liquids. If you have not had a bowel movement by midnight the night prior to your procedure, please call the on-call GI physician at (605) 342-3280 for further instructions.

If you develop nausea or vomiting, slow down the rate at which you drink the solution. Please attempt to drink all of the laxative solution even if it takes you longer. If vomiting persists or you are not able to finish the preparation, stop the preparation and call the GI physician’s office at (605) 342-3280 for further instructions.

Fruits and vegetables are typically high in fiber, as well as nuts, seeds, whole grain breads, beans, and lentils. For a more detailed list, please see our low residue/low fiber diet.

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Choose white bread and white rice for lower fiber options, as well as pastas made with white flour. Chicken, fish, dairy and eggs are also low in fiber and good choices for foods 2-3 days before you begin your prep. For a more detailed list, please see our low residue/low fiber diet.

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You will not need to reschedule your procedure, however you may need to take additional laxatives and fluids. The seeds or nuts may cause a difficulty in screening and require a need for rescreening if unable to pass completely. If you have eaten seeds or nuts, please contact the GI physician’s office at (605) 342-3280 for further instructions.

Alcohol is not allowed as part of the liquid diet.

Call the pharmacy and ask to have your profile checked on the computer. It may not be on the shelf ready for pick up.

Yes, you may continue the liquid diet until you are directed to discontinue anything by mouth, which is typically 4-6 hours prior to the procedure.

A split prep has proven to be the most effective for a successful colonoscopy. It is essential you follow the directions we have provided with your prep.

Yes, the clear liquid diet is based on when you start your prep, not when your procedure time is.

The liquid amount is not weight dependent. It is important to finish the prep for a successful colonoscopy.

The nurse anesthetist will discuss your sedation options with you prior to your procedure to determine what type of sedation – moderate or deep – is best for you based on your health history.

Generally, you can eat right after your procedure. It is recommended to start with a bland, non-greasy, non-spicy food diet. Your physician will let you know if there are any further recommendations for your diet based on the findings of your procedure.

Due to the sedation you will receive, you may not drive or work the day of your procedure. You may return to your normal activities the day after your procedure.

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