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Plan ahead, Update your MGH registration information by calling 866 211 6588. If you need a referral for your procedure call your insurance company. Sign up for a Partners HealthCare Patient Gateway account if you do not have. one It will help with communicating with us You will be able to see your test. results in Patient Gateway within 2 weeks of the procedure. Arrange for an adult escort to take you home after your procedure. Read your prep instructions carefully Plan to buy any items you will need to. start your prep Please note your prescription has been sent electronically to. your pharmacy, If your procedure is scheduled at Charles River Plaza 165 Cambridge St and. you use CPAP home oxygen or have an implantable cardiac defibrillator call. so your exam can be rescheduled in the Blake Building. Please note that MGH policy requires that women ages 11 55 years old. have a pregnancy test prior to having any endoscopic procedure When you arrive. for your procedure a registered nurse will screen you for the test and if needed. request that you provide a urine sample, Read the information about the day of your procedure in this packet It will tell. you what to bring, It is very important that you keep this appointment If you must cancel please. call us at least 5 business days before your appointment by calling 617 726. 7663 Calling ahead allows us to reschedule your appointment and give that slot to. another patient If you cancel late we may not be able to reschedule your. appointment, For driving directions please visit the MGH Parking and Visitor Information.
website at www massgeneral org visit If you are using GPS please make sure to. use the correct zip code, For more information and frequently asked questions please visit our website. www massgeneral org endoscopy, This document was reviewed by the staff of the Blum Center for plain language. Shopping List and Diet, These instructions tell you what you will need to do to clean your bowels so that. your doctor can see polyps or other problems inside your colon If your bowels are. not clean you may have to reschedule your test If you have questions about this. colonoscopy prep call your MGH gastroenterologist, Items you will need to buy. Prescription laxative Do not mix it with water until the afternoon before your. procedure Some prescription laxatives will come with a flavor packet You can. use that if you want Or you can buy Lemon Flavored Crystal LightTM and add. it to flavor the laxative, Simethicone anti gas pills Any brand is fine Examples include Gas X.
Mylanta Gas or Maalox Anti Gas, Clear liquids that are not colored red purple or orange Clear liquid is any. liquid that you can see through Examples include water tea black coffee clear. broth apple juice white grape juice sodas sports drinks like Gatorade and. Products to help with anal irritation including baby wipes and Vaseline If. you have hemorrhoids you can use cream or Tucks pads. Milk of magnesia If you move your bowels 2 times a week or less or if you. use a laxative more than 2 times a month buy milk of magnesia. Medications, If you have diabetes ask your primary care practitioner about changes in. your diabetes medicine dose If you take insulin we usually recommend that. you take your normal dose on the day of the procedure. If you take blood thinners we recommend you take them unless your MGH. gastroenterology doctor told you to stop taking them. This document was reviewed by the staff of the Blum Center for plain language 3. 4 Liter Colonoscopy Bowel, Preparation Instructions. Five 5 days before your procedure, If you take vitamins iron pills or liquid antacids stop taking them 5 days. before your procedure, Two 2 days before your procedure.
Don t eat popcorn seeds nuts salad corn beans peas whole grain or. whole wheat breads raw fruits or raw vegetables well cooked fruits and. vegetable are acceptable, If you move your bowels 2 times a week or less or if you use a laxative. more than 2 times a month at bedtime take 4 tablespoons of milk of. One 1 day before your procedure, Follow a clear liquid diet only Clear liquid is any liquid that you can see. through Do not drink any red purple or orange liquids Examples of clear. liquids include Water tea black coffee clear broth apple juice white. grape juice sodas sports drinks like Gatorade and Jell O. Remember The day before your exam don t drink or eat. solid foods, dairy products, alcoholic drinks, 6 pm the day before your procedure. Drink half of the laxative Save other half for tomorrow. Start by drinking 8 ounces which is 1 cup of the laxative. Repeat this drink every 10 minutes until you have had about of the. total container of laxative, Keep drinking the laxative on schedule even though you may not start. moving your bowels for 2 to 3 hours, 9 pm the day before your procedure.
Take 2 gas pills with 8 ounces of clear liquid, 10 pm the day before your procedure. Take 2 gas pills with 8 ounces of clear liquid, This document was reviewed by the staff of the Blum Center for plain language 4. 4 Liter Colonoscopy Bowel, Preparation Instructions. Day of your procedure, If your arrival time is early in the morning you will need to finish drinking the. laxative in the early morning hours even if this means you will not get much. sleep Take your morning pills with clear liquids If you stopped taking. vitamins iron pills or liquid antacids do not take them today. 6 hours before your scheduled arrival time, Drink the last half of the laxative.
Drink 8 ounces which is 1 cup of the laxative, Repeat this drink every 10 minutes until the laxative is gone. You must drink ALL the laxative 4 hours before your arrival time. 2 hours before your scheduled arrival time, Stop drinking all liquids. Do not chew gum or eat any food, If you drink liquids chew gum eat hard candy or eat food within 2 hours. of your procedure it will be postponed or cancelled. Comfort tips, If you feel sick to your stomach wait 30 minutes then start drinking smaller. Try drinking the laxative through a straw, If you don t like the taste of the laxative try chewing gum or sucking on.
hard candy in between drinks, Use baby wipes Vaseline or hemorrhoid cream if you get sore from moving. your bowels, The gas pills help with the bubbles forming in your colon This also helps. the doctor see better, If you have questions about these colonoscopy preparation instructions call. your MGH gastroenterologist, This document was reviewed by the staff of the Blum Center for plain language 5. The Day of Your Colonoscopy Procedure, Bring these things with you to your colonoscopy procedure.
Your photo identification, The name and phone number of your escort. You may wear your wedding rings but no other jewelry. The day of your procedure, The time for your appointment is earlier than the time your procedure will. start so you can get ready, Before the procedure we will review the procedure with you and ask you to. sign a consent form see last page, Most procedures take about 3 hours We make every effort to keep on time. but sometimes there are delays, We will call your escort 30 minutes before you are ready to leave.
After the procedure, Most people need to rest at home for the remainder of the day Don t drive. or operate any machines on the day of your procedure Avoid making any. important decisions Avoid drinking alcohol, You can go back to eating as you normally do right away. You will get a letter in the mail with your test results within 2 weeks after. your colonoscopy If you have a Partners HealthCare Patient Gateway. account you can also see your results there, You cannot drive after your procedure. We will have to cancel your procedure if you do not have an adult. escort to meet you in the endoscopy unit and bring you home. Your escort should be able to pick you up 30 minutes after we call. For any questions about this information call 617 726 7663. This document was reviewed by the staff of the Blum Center for plain language. PATIENT IDENTIFICATION AREA, PATIENT CONSENT TO PROCEDURE. Colonoscopy with possible biopsy or, polypectomy, Right Left Both Sides Not applicable.
My doctor has told me and I understand what procedure surgery I am having done I understand why I need it the possible. risks like drug reactions bleeding infection and complications from receiving blood or blood components and that there is. no guarantee of results My doctor has also explained what might happen to me if I don t have this procedure other choices I. can make instead of having this done including choosing no treatment and what can happen to me if I choose to do. something else I understand that with any procedure problems could come up that we did not expect My provider explained. to me how he she prevents infections related to my health The following additional risks or issues were explained to me. Colonoscopy is a procedure for examination of the colon through which biopsies may be taken and polyps. removed Although colonoscopy is generally safe some infrequent and possibly serious complications may. occur The most common problem is a reaction to one of the drugs given for the purpose of sedation Some. of the complications of conscious sedation include low blood pressure low oxygen levels and changes in. heart rhythm More serious complications of colonoscopy are hemorrhage and perforation which may. require hospitalization blood transfusion or surgery These complications are more frequent following. polyp removal but serious problems usually occur in less than one percent of patients An additional risk of. colonoscopy is the possibility that a polyp lesion or even a cancer could be missed during the examination. If procedural sedation will be used during this procedure to control my pain I understand that this method of pain control has. risks These risks include difficulty breathing that may require breathing support and decreased blood pressure The most. common side effects are nausea and vomiting In rare cases there can be allergic reactions or cardiac arrest stopping of the. heart Lastly I may have pain even after using these medications. My doctor and or his her associates on the Service. will perform my procedure surgery I understand that Massachusetts General Hospital MGH is a teaching hospital This. means that resident doctors doctors in a medical fellowship fellows and students in medical nursing and related health. care professions receive training here and may take part in my procedure surgery A team of medical professionals will work. together to perform my procedure surgery My doctor or an attending designee will be present for all the critical parts of the. procedure surgery although other medical professionals may perform some aspects of the procedure as my doctor or the. attending designee deems appropriate, I understand that this procedure surgery may have educational or scientific value The hospital may photograph videotape. or record my procedure surgery for educational research quality and other healthcare operations purposes Any information. used for these purposes will not identify me, I understand that blood or other samples removed during this procedure may later be thrown away by MGH These materials. also may be used by MGH its partners or affiliates for research education and other activities that support MGH s mission. I have had the chance to ask questions about the risks benefits and alternatives to this procedure surgery I am happy with the. answers I received I consent to this procedure surgery. Date Time AM PM, Signature patient health care agent guardian family member If patient s consent cannot be obtained indicate reason above. I attest that I discussed all relevant aspects of this procedure surgery including the indications risks and benefits as compared. with alternative approaches with the patient and answered his her questions. Date Time AM PM, Signature Physician Licensed Practitioner. Plan ahead Update your MGH registration information by calling 866 211 6588 If you need a referral for your procedure call your insurance company Sign up for a Partners HealthCare Patient Gateway account if you do not have one It will help with communicating with us You will be able to see your test

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