Here are a few facts about colorectal cancer
Preparing for the Examination
First day of preparation
The day before the examination
The morning of the examination
In the evening
Do not be concerned if you fail to have a bowel movement within six hours after taking the tablets. Six hours after taking Dulcolax or shortly after supper, start drinking the solution. Quickly drink one glass (240 mL) of the solution every 10 minutes. Be sure to drink all of the solution from the first pouch.
You can take a one- or two-hour break between drinking the two litres of Bi-PegLyte preparation. If you feel the need, you can drink 250 to 500 mL of juice or other clear liquid to hydrate yourself.
Mix the Gastrografin with the second litre of Bi-PegLyte preparation. REPEAT by drinking the second litre of the prepared solution (240 mL every 10 minutes).
- You will pass watery stools within one hour, and then soft stools one to two hours after you finish drinking the solution. The enema is finished when the fecal evacuation is colourless.
- Bloating or abdominal distension may occur before you pass the first stool. If abdominal distension or discomfort persists, temporarily stop drinking the Bi-PegLyte or drink each 240 mL serving at more widely spaced intervals (more than 10 minutes) until the symptoms disappear.
- If you experience severe swelling, abdominal pain or distension, slow down or temporarily stop taking the solution until the symptoms disappear. Report these symptoms to your doctor.
- You can take your usual medication with a sip of water.
A medical prescription is required to perform this examination.
Please note that CT-Scan examinations are not covered by the Régie de l’Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ). However, most group insurance plans cover the costs.
If your healthcare professional has prescribed this examination or if you have any questions, contact us at 1 833 590-2715.