Preparation for gastroscopy and colonoscopy

2019.06.04

Preparing for gastroscopy

Some medicines may interfere with the procedure: you must not take anticoagulant medicines for 4 days before the test. On the day of the test, please do not eat, as the stomach should be empty during the test. This is to ensure that the test is safe and that food particles in the stomach do not obscure the image. Do not drink any fluids 6 hours prior to examination. You should not take stomach acid medications on the day of the test. Other drugs can be taken at least 2 hours before the test with a small amount of water. It is recommended that you do not smoke 2 hours before the test because of changes in the color of the stomach lining. Dental plaque and glasses must be removed immediately before the procedure. It is advisable to wear loose, comfortable clothes.

Preparing for colonoscopy

Preparation for a colonoscopy examination is done one day before the examination.

On the eve of the study, the patient should eat nothing during the day and the day of the study, only drinking clear fluids (water, tea, soft drinks), avoiding dark, red or purple thick drinks such as coffee, black tea, thick fruit juice. On the test day 2-3 hours. do not use any fluids prior to the intended procedure.
The day before the examination, from 2 p.m. (until you have started bowel cleansing), drink 3 liters of clear fluid.
On the eve of the test, bowel cleansing is optional with one of several currently available formulations available at pharmacies.

There are various preparations for cleansing the intestine, so the pharmacy will explain to you how to use exactly that preparation

The test requires 2 sachets and if you receive two 2 sachets (two or more depending on the type of product)

If the examination is performed the next morning (8 am to 1 pm), on the eve from 2 pm or 3 pm. you drink the contents of the first bag dissolved in a glass of room temperature water. After that, within 2 hours. you drink 2 liters of any clear liquid. From 6 pm or 7 pm, you take the second pack with 2 liters of clear fluid in the same way as the first.
If the study is conducted the next day around lunch and thereafter (1 pm to 6 pm), on the eve from 6 pm or 7 pm. you drink the contents of the first bag dissolved in a glass of room temperature water. After that, within 2 hours. you drink 2 liters of any clear liquid. You drink the contents of the second bag on the day of the test in the same way as you drink the first. Stop drinking no later than 3-4 hours. before the expected start of the procedure.
 

If you will get 3-4 sachets  (4 for a body weight of 80 kg or more), resulting in an average dose of 3-4 liters.

If the test is performed in the early morning of the next day (8 am to 1 pm), the powder in one sachet on the eve is dissolved in 1 liter of water. After reconstitution, each liter of a solution should be used within one hour. You start drinking at 2 pm to 3 pm. If you do not like the taste of the solution (it is sweet) you can add lemon juice or any other flavor to it.
If the examination is performed the following day about lunch and later (1 pm to 6 pm), on the eve from 6 pm Dissolve the contents of 2 bags in 2 liters of water and within 2 -3 hours. you drink the contents of the other 1-2 packs no later than 3-4 hours on the day of the test in the morning. before the expected start of the procedure.
Other suitable medications may be used for bowel cleansing.

The week before the test do not take iron supplements, blood thinners, 4-5 days before the test do not take foods that promote constipation, do not eat small grains or seeds (bread with cereals, cumin, tomatoes, grapes, kiwi, cucumber, etc.). , drink more water.
At the patient's request, the examination is performed under general anesthesia: intravenous drugs, the patient falls asleep and does not experience any discomfort.
In the case of anesthesia, we recommend that the patient arrives with an escort to accompany him/her. The patient cannot drive the car after the examination.
If you have severe chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus, hypertonic disease, heart rhythm disturbances, etc., please inform your doctor before the procedure.
We recommend pre-test tests: total blood test, glucose, potassium, sodium, urea. We recommend an electrocardiogram for elderly patients (over 60 years of age), even if they have no cardiac complaints. We can do all the tests before the procedure or bring the results from your family clinic.
If you have any questions, please call the front desk at tel. 8 618 63786 or (8 37) 338286.