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    What may be eaten, in preparation for a colonoscopy
    RodAtWork posted:
    I'm going to be going in for a routine colonoscopy this Friday, and so naturally I'm on a restricted diet in preparation for that. According to the instructions I got from the doctor's office, I'm not to have nuts or seeds (which, for me, is really disappointing, because I love both!)

    What I would like to know is, may I have smooth peanut butter? Technically, peanuts are not nuts, but a legume.
    tammyrobo responded:
    I believe you can eat creamy peanut butter. The reason you can't eat nuts or seeds is because one can get stuck somewhere along the digestive system and can look like a problem when they do the test when in fact it isn't. Good luck on Friday. Please post back with your results.
    RodAtWork replied to tammyrobo's response:
    Thank you. (I wonder why I only now got a notification that you'd posted a reply to my question. WebMD, any ideas why that may be?)

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