Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have the colonoscopy done if I am on my menstrual period?
Yes, the procedure can still be performed.

Can I wear my jewelry and rings?
You need to remove all jewelry except wedding rings in the event of possible cauterization during your procedure.

What should I wear on the day of my procedure?
Wear clothing that is casual and easy to put on and take off. Socks can be worn because the clinical area remains cool.

How long will I be at the Endoscopy Center?
The total time allowed for your procedure visit should be 2 hours.

Can I drink alcoholic beverages?
Alcohol is a blood thinner. If you drink alcohol, it is strongly suggested that you drink only a moderate amount (1-2 alcoholic beverages per day) for 5 days prior to your procedure.