Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Preparation

Purchase the Following Products:

  • Two (2) Fleet enemas at any pharmacy over‐the‐counter

IF YOU ARE TO BE SEDATED, A RESPONSIBLE DRIVER MUST REMAIN IN THE FACILITY THROUGHOUT YOUR APPOINTMENT (~2 hours total). NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please read all instructions thoroughly.
Call us immediately at 801‐619‐1115
if you have severe allergies to soy beans or eggs.

The Night BEFORE Your Exam:

  • No food after midnight (12:00 AM).
  • You may drink plenty of clear liquids up until 2 hours before you arrive. Clear liquids include: Water, sports drinks, black coffee, tea, any soda (light or dark), broth, Jell‐O, popsicles, and juice without pulp. NOTHING RED OR PURPLE.

The Day Of Your Exam:

  • Continue drinking only CLEAR liquids until 2 hours before you arrive.
  • Two (2) hours before you arrive, use the two (2) Fleet enemas as directed on the package.
  • NOTHING BY MOUTH FOR 2 HOURS BEFORE YOU ARRIVE! (This includes water, gum and mints. NOTHING by mouth.)

Medications:

  • Take regularly prescribed medications at least two (2) hours before you arrive. If you have an inhaler, please bring it with you.

Diabetics:

  • DO NOT take oral diabetic medication or insulin the morning of your procedure. Bring your insulin with you.
  • Test your blood sugar before coming in for your procedure and bring the reading with you.
  • Please contact the physician that manages your diabetic care if you have any questions regarding your oral medication or insulin dosages.

Blood Thinners:

  • If you are taking blood thinners, call your prescribing physician and ask if you may stop taking the medication for the required amount of time prior to your procedure.
  • You may continue taking aspirin, ibuprofen and other anti‐inflammatory medications.

Bring with You:

  • Complete Registration Forms
  • Photo ID and Insurance Card
  • List of all medications, vitamins and supplements you are taking (include dosage and last date and time each medication was taken before your arrival)
  • Wear a short‐sleeved shirt

Arrive at the Granite Peaks Endoscopy Center at your scheduled time. Please call us at 801‐619‐9000 if you have any questions regarding your preparation.