Geelong Gastro | Afternoon Bowel Preparation
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Afternoon Bowel Preparation

You can purchase the bowel preparation kit from this surgery.

This preparation is designed to cause frequent bowel movements within half to three hours. You will need to follow all the dietary restrictions set out below. The colon must be completely clean for the procedure to be accurate and complete, so be sure to follow the instructions carefully. Avoid eating seed containing food (multi-grain breads, muesli, whole seeds and nuts etc) 3 days prior to your colonoscopy. 

ARRIVAL TIME: 

  • University Hospital Geelong; Please ring GVC on 42152841 the day prior to your scheduled procedure to establish your arrival time.
  • St John of God Surgery Centre; The day prior to your scheduled procedure, you will need to contact the Surgery Centre on 5226 1393 between 2 pm and 5 pm to find out your time of admission.
  • St John of God Main Theatre; The day prior to your scheduled procedure, you will need to contact the hospital on 5226 8888 between 2 pm and 5 pm to find out your time of admission.

 DISCHARGE TIME: 

  • Your discharge time will vary but usually will be between 3pm and 6pm. You will need to make arrangements to be driven home by a family member, friend or taxi; and need to ensure that someone stays with you after your discharge.

 DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:

 You may have a light breakfast (a piece of toast or cereal and cup of black tea or coffee). Thereafter, drink only clear fluids (anything you can see through) for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please drink as much water as you can (ideally more than 2 litres) throughout the day. Solid food, milk or milk products are NOT allowed. A list of approved clear fluids include all the following that are not coloured red, blue or purple:

  • Strained fruit juices without pulp
  • Water
  • Clear broth or Bonox
  • Coffee or tea (WITHOUT milk or creamer)
  • Plain Jelly (without added fruits/toppings)
  • Clear ice blocks
  • Carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks
  • Fruit flavoured cordials

At 6 PM day before:

  • Dissolve one sachet of PicoprepTM in a glass of warm water and drink (you can refrigerate the mixed sample prior to drinking. Follow with one full glass (250ml) of approved clear fluid/water.
  • Continue to drink clear fluids/water – more than one glass per hour if possible.

 At 9 PM day before:

  • Dissolve 2nd sachet of PicoprepTM in a glass of warm water and drink. Follow with 250ml of approved clear fluid/water.

 At 8 AM on day of procedure:

  • Mix GlycoprepTM powder with one (1) litre of water and drink the mixture slowly over the next one hour. Additional clear fluids may be taken up until 10:00AM

FAST AFTER 10:00AM