Saturday, March 6, 2021

Had gastroscope and colonoscope today as a day case. 

Preparation for the procedure started on Friday.  Did the required blood tests and RTK COVID test in the early morning.

Did not take any solid food for the day till the time of scopes the next morning.  Bowel preparation started at 4 pm with Casen Phospho Soda oral solution mixed with a full glass of water.  Followed by 1 sachet of Fortrans in 1 litre of water to be drunk over 1 1/2 hours.  After the first, another sachet of Fortrans in another 1 litre of water was drunk.  The whole 2 litres were drank up by 8 pm.  Very soon after the 4 pm the "purge" began.  Was pretty happy with the results as the bowel lavage content was becoming much clearer denoting good large bowel clearance.  

The up and down scopes were done by Dr Yeap with ease.  I was given an injection of Dormicum 3 mg before the procedure as a mild sedative.  

Before the colonoscope one has to wear a trouser with a fair sized hole showing the peri-anal area.  One can continue to wear one's own shirt or T shirt. 

I shall review the video recordings of the procedures tonight.  

Gastroscopy and colonoscopy procedures are pretty easily performed nowadays without much discomfort.  


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