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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a diagnostic test ordered by your physician to visualize your sigmoid (lower bowel). It is approximately 12-14 inches in. Sigmoidoscopy procedure is virtually painless. This means that sedation is not required and a driver is not necessary. You will be able to drive yourself home. However, a preparation is required in order for your physician to adequately view your sigmoid (lower bowel)


Please adhere to a liquid diet (cream soups, yoghurt, Jell-O, coffee, tea and juices) the day before your appointment and the day of your appointment (if your appointment is in the afternoon).

At 5:00 or 6:00 PM the evening before your appointment, take four (4) DULCOLAX tablets.

One (1) hour before your appointment use one (1) fleet enema to clean the bowel. Hold the fleet enema exactly 5 minutes, then sit on the toilet for exactly 5 minutes.

DULCOLAX tablets and a fleet enema can be purchased at your local pharmacy without a prescription.


To cancel or reschedule an appointment you must provide at least 3 business days notice or you will be charged a $150.00 cancellation fee.