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You’re full of shit, and you’re going to have to deal with that

You’re full of shit, and you’re going to have to deal with that

Having a colonoscopy? Those bowel cleanses remain a necessary inconvenience, but doctors are working to make them less unpleasant

Cleaning out your bowels is just as much fun as, well, cleaning out your bowels. But an arduous cleansing regimen is a necessary prerequisite to colon cancer screenings. The standard course of action is to chug about a gallon of a clear, bad-tasting laxative called polyethylene glycol, or PEG, and sit on the toilet until you run out of PEG or your gastrointestinal tract is all squeaky clean. It’s a crappy prescription — so much so that almost 40 percent of those who decide not to go through with a recommended colonoscopy say that they did so to avoid the preparation. More…

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You’re full of shit, and you’re going to have to deal with that

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