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Centro de Endoscopia


Colonoscopy is the visual examination of the full length of the large intestine (colon) using a flexible endoscope and light. The colon begins in the lower right abdomen and extends in the form of a question but throughout the abdomen and ends in the rectum.

The procedure is done with you in supine or left lateral position. After administration of a mild sedation, the endoscope (colonoscopy) is passed gently through the anus and is moved along the entire length of the colon and flexures.

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* Take a diet based on clear liquids throughout the day before your study. Recommended clear liquids are: water, tea, jellies, well-strained fruit juices, Gatorades or similar, oral serum, broth without vegetables or pasta, water ice cream.

* Do not drink red, purple or creamy liquids.

* Go on a fast, accompanied by an adult who can drive and be responsible for you.

* If you are taking medication for any disease such as high blood pressure, allergic heart problems, etc. You must continue them to your usual schedules.


Dissolve each sachet in a glass of water.

Take the first glass prepared at 7:00 am on the day before the study and another glass of the preparation at 7:00 pm on the same day before the study.

What medications will I recieved during the procedure?

You will be given two drugs before and during the procedure.

One medication is for pain (fentanyl) and the other is to numb and you feel relaxed (midazolam). You are conscious during the procedure, although probably not remember everything afterwards.

**If you are allergic to any of these medications, tell the staff and / or doctor to have performed the necessary arrangements.

How long will you stay in the hospital after I have performed the procedure?

On average, patients remained under observation for 30 to 60 minutes after the procedure (the time may be longer depending on how the patient recovers.) After it is able to sit by itself, have stable vital signs and can get around without help, you and your partner may leave.

Can I return to work that day?

Do not work the day of the procedure. You can return to work the following day, unless your doctor has recommended not to drive.

When / What I can eat after the procedure?

You can eat and drink normally after the procedure, although we recommend that you start with a light meal and continue with your diet as tolerated.


While (as) you quickly be restored to their normal activities, there are several precautions and tips to follow for their own safety.

1. Since you have been fasting and gastrointestinal tract has been investigated, it is desirable to restart your diet slowly. A light meal as first food is desirable.

2. During the procedure the doctor uses air to distend your stomach, but to complete the study this air is sucked in as much as possible, you may feel slightly dull or relaxed. This is normal and will come down as the hours pass.

3. A needle is used to administer intravenous medications during the procedure. Rarely, the medication can irritate the vein with symptoms of redness or pain along the vein. This usually disappear within a few days but sometimes can take up to two weeks. Hot compresses on the area can help. If it persists, please contact your doctor.

4. Complications occur rarely. Although many precautions are taken to prevent any problems, complications sometimes occur which are not evident until after several hours. If within 24 hours you experience any of these symptoms please contact your doctor or go to emergency services:

a)-Passage of large amounts of blood or black materia.

b)-Severe abdominal pain.

c)-Fatigue or dizziness.

d)- Sweating, nausea or fever.

These symptoms may indicate a complication of the procedure. Should be checked by your doctor.