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Redwood City: 2900 Whipple Ave | Suite 245 |Redwood City, CA 94062 • Phone: 650-365-3700
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Peninsula Gastroenterology Medical Group, Gastroenterologists

650-365-3700Redwood City
650-964-3636Mountain View

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

PATIENT PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS

FLEXIBLE SIGMOIDOSCOPY

Purpose of Procedure:

Examination with a flexible fiberoptic instrument of the lower colon and rectum.

Preparation for the Procedure:

  1. Purchase over the counter:
    1. 1 - 10 oz bottle magnesium citrate (laxative)
    2. 2 - Fleet enemas
  2. One Day Prior To Exam:
    1. Take 1/2 bottle (5oz) of citrate of magnesia (laxative) at approximately 3:00 p.m.
    2. Take only clear liquids for dinner (tea/coffee-without creamer
    3. TAKE NOTHING BY MOUTH AFTER MIDNIGH
  3. On The Day Of Your Exam:
    1. Take 2 fleet enemas. The first one, approximately 1 hour prior to your test. The second enema should be repeated 15 minutes later (allow yourself time to get to your appointment).

Call our office if you have additional questions at 650-365-3700.

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