How can you tell if your colon is clean and ready for a colonoscopy?
Your stool after finishing your bowel prep agent can act as a guide. Your stool should be clear, yellow, light and liquid.
The presence of dark particles or thick brown or black stool means you are not ready for colonoscopy.
If your stool is not clear after taking your entire bowel prep agent, you may need additional prep agent. Contact your physician if your stool is still brown or has dark particles hours after finishing your bowel cleansing agent.
No two persons are the same. Diseases, medications and differences in bodily functions affect bowel preparation. Therefore, it takes different times for different individuals.