Most people will not need to do anything differently this far in advance of a colonoscopy. However, review you medications with your doctor and ask for specific instructions if you take blood-thinners (like Plavix or Pradaxa).
Stop eating nuts, seeds, and popcorn.
Drink 8 glasses of water during the day and stop eating after midnight.
While some of the colonoscopy prep solutions are only taken the previous day, others will need to be repeated the morning of your exam. The instructions for each solution are below.
Please Note: Be aware that due to anesthesia, you will need a responsible driver the day of your procedure who is willing to stay at the facility or be nearby.
A colonoscopy is performed to identify and/or correct a problem in the colon. The test enables a diagnosis to be made and a specific treatment given. If a polyp is found, it can be removed at that time. If a bleeding site is identified, treatment can be administered to stop the bleeding. Other treatments may be given through the endoscope when necessary.
Upper Endoscopy/Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
Upper GI endoscopy, also known as EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy), is a visual examination of the upper intestinal tract using a lighted, flexible fiber optic or video endoscope, which is usually performed on an outpatient basis.
Nonsurgical Hemorrhoid Banding
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Capsule Endoscopy – Pill Cam
The pill cam enables us to examine your entire small intestine by swallowing a small camera contained within a capsule. The capsule is ingested with water and passes naturally through your digestive tract while transmitting video images to a data recorder worn on a belt for approximately eight hours.
Bravo® pH Test
The Bravo pH capsule is used to measure the pH levels in the esophagus over a 48-hour period, which helps in diagnosing gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). The capsule is gently and temporarily attached to the wall of the esophagus where it can take pH measurements and send the readings to a receiver worn on the patient’s belt.
The esophageal manometry test measures muscles at the upper and lower ends of the esophagus, as well as the motor function of the esophageal body. Testing provides clear documentation of the muscular function of the esophagus.
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