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How do you prepare for upper and lower GI tests?

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Preparation for upper GI or lower GI testing usually includes:

  • Following a low-fiber diet for 2-3 days before the test
  • Not smoking for 12-24 hours before the test
  • Not taking certain medications for up to 24 hours before the test
  • Not eating anything for 12 hours before the test
  • Taking oral laxatives and an enema the night before the test

SOURCE: Medicinenet.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 03, 2018

SOURCE: Medicinenet.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 03, 2018

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