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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Your physician has requested that you receive a sigmoidoscopy examination to view the inside of the lower portion of your large intestine. Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a visual examination of the lower colon (rectum and sigmoid colon). Your appointment will last 2-3 hours but the actual examination generally takes less than 15 minutes.

Preparation for the Exam:

  1. Discuss with your doctor the medications you take. Your medication schedule may have to be adjusted the week before your sigmoidoscopy.
  2. An hour and a half before your appointment you will have to give yourself a Fleets enema.
  3. One hour before your appointment you will have to give yourself the second Fleets enema.
  4. Please make sure that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment.
  5. You will be given instructions on your diet and enemas as prescribed by your doctor.