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Hemorrhoid/Anal Procedures

To perform the procedure properly, the rectum/anus must be properly prepped and clear of any stool or contamination. Please make sure to stop taking any aspirin, ibuprofen, or blood thinning medications at least 5 days before the surgery, unless otherwise directed. In addition, please do the following starting the day before the exam :
  • You may have a regular breakfast on the day before the exam, but drink only clear liquids after that for the rest of the day. This diet includes any clear, nonalcoholic liquids such as black coffee, tea, water, or clear broth and juices, as well as soft foods such as Jell-O.
  • You should have nothing to eat or drink after midnight on the night before the procedure, including medications, unless otherwise directed.
  • The evening before the procedure, give yourself a Fleets enema at least 2 hours before bedtime.
  • On the morning of the procedure, when you arrive to the surgery center or hospital, you will be given another Fleets enema in the preoperative area.
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