This eight-page illustrated handout helps people prepare for a sigmoidoscopy, which is a test to check the rectum and lower part of the colon or large intestine (the sigmoid colon). It explains how a sigmoidoscopy is done, and specifies that the patient will need to purchase two Fleet enemas to prepare for the test. It contains a timetable, specifying what they should and should not do three hours before the test, and provides step by step instructions for starting the first and second enemas. The document explains what will happen during the test, including questions the staff may ask, and discusses what the patient can do after, identifying those symptoms for which a doctor should be called immediately.
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