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Sigmoidoscopy Patient Preparation and Instructions

Note: You can download a copy of these instructions in PDF format.

You are scheduled for the following procedures:

  • Rectal Motility
  • Felxible Signmoidoscopy
  • Edoscopic Ultrasound (Lower)
  • Endoscopic Laser Therapy (Lower)

Please follow these instructions:

Five days before the procedure, stop taking aspirin, iron and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (e.g. Motrin, Nuprin, Naprosyn, Advil, Feldene). If you are taking Coumadin, please discuss it with your physician.

Please use two FLEET ENEMAS two hours before you leave for the hospital. FLEET is a brand of enema which is available in most pharmacies without a prescription. Please follow the instructions on the package carefully to ensure a successful test. Once the enemas are given, do not eat until the test has been completed in order to prevent bowel contents moving into the area to be examined..


The Endoscopy Center, Amory Building, Floor 2.

From the 75 Francis Street Entrance: Take an immediate right. You will be at the elevators. Take the elevator to the second floor and turn right. The Endoscopy Center is the second door on the right side of the hallway.

From the Ambulatory Parking Garage: Take the elevator to the second floor and go right. Look for Patient Registration on the left. Pass Patient Registration and take a left down the hallway and then a right near Brigham Medical Specialties. Follow the hallway and the Endoscopy Center is on the left when you reach the open balcony over the main lobby.

If you have to cancel your appointment, please call the Endoscopy Center at 617 732-7426 (press #3 when the recording starts) and your physician as well.


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