Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Follow a clear liquid diet the day before and the day of the exam. Examples of what you can drink include:

  • Clear broth
  • Fruit juices (no pulp, no red or purple in color)
  • Coffee or hot tea (no dairy products)
  • Plain gelatin (no red or purple colors)
  • Carbonated Beverages, pop, etc.

DO NOT EAT SOLID FOOD THE DAY BEFORE THE TEST!

  • Purchase three (3) Fleet brand enemas (green box).
  • You are to use the first enema the evening before your exam.
  • Take the second enema in the early morning on the day of the exam.
  • Take the third enema one hour prior to your exam.

HOLD THE ENEMAS FOR AS LONG AS YOU CAN

  • If you are a diabetic, you may have a liquid breakfast at your normal mealtime, but following the enema preparation.
  • You may take your usual medications the morning of the examination.
  • Please arrive thirty (30) minutes prior to your appointment.