Day of Exam Prep:
UpperEndoscopy, EndoscopicUltrasound, Sonogram Prep
These procedures you prep for the same way no eating for 8 hours before the procedure and no drinking 4 hours before the procedure.
For the Endoscopy and the Endoscopic Ultrasound, you sleep through the procedure, and the doctor inserts the scope to check for abnormalities. During the abdominal ultrasound, the radiologist checks the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, spleen, pancreas, etc.
Day Prior Exam Prep:
Colonoscopy - Half Lightely and Golytle
To prepare for the colonoscopy one must not eat for 24 hours prior to the procedure, and not drink 4 hours before the procedure, The day before the procedure you MUST drink a lot of clear liquids. The prep may get pricey based on the insurance, you can go with the generic which is the golytle prep. For both of these preps, when you go to the pharmacy you need to buy a bottle of citroma (lemon flavor) over the counter. The citroma is a lexative, which will help initiate the bowl movements before the prescribed prep. Half Lightely is a half of the Golytle container and it also contains two pills. These pills follow the bottle of citroma, you take the pills 30 minutes apart from each other. After the pills you drink the half gallon. Golytle is a gallon which contains powder just like the half gallon of Half Lightley, you mix this powder with water to the fill line shake till the substance is dissolved and drink it slowly. The whole day on top of the prep, you are not eating and drinking clear liquids to keep yourself hydrated. The day of the exam, no liquids four hours before the procedure.