Colonoscopy

Last updated 26.09.12

 

Index

 

Definition

-  Diagnostic imaging of the colon

 

Features

-  Endoscopic procedure

 

Indications

-  PR bleeding

-  Suspected Coeliac disease

-  6/52 F/U of Diverticulitis

 

Procedure

-  Bowel preparation

-  2/7 prior no meat, cereals or vegetables, nil seeds of yellow cheeses

-  Cease Iron tablets 1/52

-  x1 sachet Colonlytely (into 1L)

-  x2 sachets Picolax (into glass of water each)

-  Morning

-  0700 day prior: nil solid food

-  1700 day prior: x1 Picolax

-  1800 day prior: 1L Colonlytley

-  1900 day prior: x1 Picolax

-  Afternoon

-  1200 day prior: nil solid food

-  1800 day prior: x1 Picolax

-  1900 day prior: 1L Colonlytley

-  0700 day of: x1 Picolax

-  U&E: renal function

-  Fasting for 6-8hrs prior

-  Sedation & analgesia

 

Complications

-  Bowel perforation