Flexible Sigmoidoscopy – Morning

PREPARATION FOR MORNING 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

Clear liquid diet the entire 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

 NO dairy products or any liquid that is red or purple.

 

 DAY OF EXAMINATION PREPARATION

 Two fleet enemas that morning before leaving for the office.  Fleet enemas may be purchased 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.