How Do I Prepare for My Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?

Before your flexible sigmoidoscopy, you will need to prepare for the procedure:

  • A few days before your procedure, your doctor may ask you to avoid certain medications and, in some cases, adjust any daily medications you may take.

  • On the day before the procedure, you will need to begin a clear liquid diet and take bowel cleaning medications (sometimes called a bowel prep) to clean out the lower part of your colon and rectum. There are several bowel prep options available.

  • Please talk with your health professional about the clear liquid diet, bowel preparation, medication directions, and other instructions that are recommended for you.

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