Fleet Preparation Instructions

Please read the instructions below to prepare for your consultation with one of our surgeons. Following the instructions provided will greatly facilitate your examination.

You can eat normally on the day of your appointment, as it is not a colonoscopy.

Fleet Enema

You must go to your pharmacy and purchase 2 Fleet Enemas (NOT the mineral oil one). The product can be purchased at a pharmacy without a prescription.

Prior to your appointment, please administer them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

  1. The first fleet enema should be done 2 hours prior to your appointment time.
  2. The second fleet enema should be done 30-60 minutes prior to your appointment

Tap Water Enema

How to perform the enemas:

  1. Fill the enema bag with 500 ml (about 2 cups) warm tap water. Do not use hot water.
  2. Hang the enema bag on a nail or hook or have someone hold it about 12 to 18 inches above your rectum.
  3. Lie on your left side with your knees bent toward your chest. You may choose to perform the enema in the washroom.
  4. Remove the cap from the enema tip.
  5. Gently insert the enema tip about 3 to 4 inches into your rectum.
  6. Open the clamp and allow the water to flow slowly into your rectum.
  7. Hold the water in your rectum as long as possible – at least 15 minutes – then expel it into the toilet.
  8. Do the second enema after you have evacuated the water from the first one.

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