Post Procedure Advice following a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Following your examination today you are advised to go home and rest.

You can eat a light diet and drink as normal and take your usual medication.

If your procedure was carried out with a conscious sedative injection or a general anaesthetic, it is important for the next 24 hours you do not:

  • Drive a car/motorbike or ride a bicycle
  • Sign any legal documents
  • Operate any domestic appliances or machinery
  • Drink alcohol
  • Look after young children alone
  • Take sleeping tablets

One of the effects of sedation is that you may not remember having the procedure, this is normal.

The same or another responsible adult that collects you from the Endoscopy Unit should stay with you for the next 12 hours.

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Post Procedure Advice following a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

File type: application/pdf Review date: July 2022