Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Prep Instructions

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Prep Instructions2018-08-31T13:56:51+00:00

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Prep Instructions

You must speak with someone at the surgical center to confirm your appt time 2 days before your procedure.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Please take your BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART and LUNG medications the morning of your procedure with a
    very small sip of water.

DAY BEFORE PROCEDURE:

STEP 1:

Light breakfast followed by a clear liquid diet. DO NOT DRINK ANY LIQUIDS THAT
CONTAIN RED DYE.

STEP 2:

At 5:00 p.m. drink the entire bottle of Citrate of Magnesium. Remain close to toilet facilities.
You may continue drinking clear liquids until midnight.

****NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK AFTER MIDNIGHT****

DAY OF THE PROCEDURE:

STEP 1:

Two hours before your procedure, the enemas must be completed.
• Insert one enema and expel it.
• Wait 15 minutes
• Insert the second enema and expel it.

*YOU WILL BE AT THE HOSPITAL or CENTER FOR APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS.
*YOU MUST HAVE SOMEONE AVAILABLE TO DRIVE YOU HOME.