Flexible Sigmoidoscopy – Afternoon

PREPARATION FOR AFTERNOON FLEXIBLE SIGMOIDOSCOPY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             AVOID FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WITH PEELS OR LEAFY GREENS, INCLUDING SALAD, AS WELL AS SEEDS AND NUTS FOR 2 – 3 DAYS BEFORE THE EXAMINATION.

DAY BEFORE EXAMINATION PREPARATION

 Have a normal breakfast.

 Clear liquid diet the remainder of the day.

 Clear liquids are liquids you can see through.  Liquids allowed on a clear diet include the following:

  • Beverages:
    Clear fruit juices (apple, cranberry, grape)
    Strained juices (orange, lemonade, grapefruit)
    Soft drinks (ginger ale, white soda, other clear carbonated drinks)
    Mineral Water (plain or flavored)
    Tea
    Black coffee (non-dairy coffee creamer is permitted)
    Liquid gelatin (3oz. package in 1 quart of water)
    Exclude all others such as nectars, milk, cream and juices with pulp
  • Soup:
    Clear broth or bouillon
  • Desserts:
    Plain gelatin (not red)
    Frozen ices
    Flavored fruit juice ices, sugar, honey, sugar substitutes, hard candy

 

DAY OF EXAMINATION PREPARATION

 Have a clear liquid breakfast before 9:00 AM, again avoiding any dairy products.

 Nothing to eat or drink after 9:00 AM.

 Two fleet enemas that morning before leaving for the office. Fleet enemas may be purchased over the counter at any pharmacy.  Generic is acceptable.

 1.  The first enema approximately two hours before leaving for the office at           **          .

 2.  The second enema approximately one hour before leaving for the office at           **          .

 Plan to arrive at Springfield Medical Associates at           **           A.M. on           **          .

 ** Please contact our office for your date and times or if you  have questions, (413) 739-5676.

 If you should need to cancel, a 48 hour notice is appreciated.

 There is always an on-call M.D. to address any questions/concerns you may have.