It is very important that the following preparation is followed exactly as outlined.
Day before the procedure:
- You need to follow a clear liquid diet ALL DAY – no red or purple liquids. No solid foods, milk or milk products. Choices:
Tea and coffee (honey, sugar, sugar substitutes ok – no milk)
Jell-O (no red or purple)
Popsicles (orange, lemon-lime)
Vitamin Water or Gatorade (orange, lemon-lime)
Clear soup, broth (vegetable, beef or chicken)
White grape juice
Night before the procedure:
- Take first Fleet Enema at 8 p.m.
- DO NOT EAT ANY SOLID FOOD AFTER MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE.
Day of the procedure:
- Take second Fleet Enema one hour before you leave for your procedure.
If you are a patient scheduled for a sigmoidoscopy at UConn Health and have problems with the preparation and/or have questions during weekday hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) call 860-679-3238 and ask to speak with the GI nurse.
If you are a patient scheduled for a sigmoidoscopy at UConn Health and have problems with the preparation and/or have questions during the evening hours (after 4:30 p.m.) or on the weekend call 860-679-2626 and ask for the GI fellow on call.