Updated: Apr 19
Your colon MUST BE COMPLETELY CLEAN for the examination to be successful. Inadequate cleansing of your bowel will result in the colonoscopy to have to be repeated much sooner, possibly that same month, so FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
The bowel preparation solution with cause MULTIPLE EFFORTLESS BOWEL MOVEMENTS throughout the course of the day prior to your procedure, usually within 1-3 hours after your first drink. The colonoscopy will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete however, plan to spend 3-4 hours at the facility to allow time for preparation, procedure and recovery.