Sigmoidoscopy Preparation


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You will need to buy 2 Fleet Enemas (in the green and white box). These can be bought over the counter at the drug store. Have nothing to eat or drink from midnight the night before the procedure.

One (1) hour prior to the exam, take the 2 Fleet Enemas rectally. In order to cleanse the bowel properly, the contents of the bottle should be held in the rectum as long as possible (usually 5-7 minutes). Take them consecutively (one after the other).

If you have any questions, please call our office at 404-355-3200.

If your procedure is scheduled after 2:00pm, you may have a light breakfast before 9:00am.

This should NOT CONTAIN any fats or dairy products. After your breakfast follow the prep as stated above.

The physicians at Digestive Healthcare of Georgia are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In the interest of everyone’s health and safety we ask all patients and their guests who have a fever (100° or above), symptoms of a respiratory infection, or who may have traveled to a restricted country or may have been exposed to a person with known COVID-19, the flu or any other communicable disease to reschedule their appointments or procedures. You will not be charged for canceling/rescheduling your appointment. We will be following CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health’s recommendations for screening and management of patients. If you are at all concerned you may have a serious infectious disease, your best course of action is to seek care at your primary care physician’s office or local hospital’s emergency department.

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