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DEFECOGRAPHY

Introduction:

Defecography, also known as a dynamic rectal evaluation, is a test that uses x-ray examination to view the rectum and pelvis during rectal evacuation. A defecogram may be performed for a variety of reasons including constipation, leakage, pelvic floor (perineal) pain or solitary rectal ulcer. The test may be performed preoperatively in order to assess for the presence of an occult enterocele or intussusception and assist your physicians in planning the appropriate surgical procedure.

Preparation:

COLON CLEANSING

* YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE THESE ITEMS
1: Magnesium Citrate 10oz (one bottle)
2: Dulcolax or Bisacodyl tablets (2 tablets)
3: Enema

*The day BEFORE your exam you need to follow the following instructions*

- In the morning have a light breakfast
- 12:00 pm (noon) you can have a light lunch
- 1:00 pm 8 oz of water take DULCOLAX OR BISACODYL tablets (2 TABLETS) swallow tablets whole with full glass of water do not chew or dissolve tablets
- 2:00 pm 8 oz of water
- 3:00 pm 8 oz of water
- 4:00 pm 8 oz of water
- 5:00 pm 8 oz of water
- 6:00 pm take MAGNESIUM CITRATE 10OZ (ONE BOTTLE) You can drink some water if you would like
- 7:00 pm 8 oz of water
- 8:00 pm 8 oz of water
- Morning of exam 2-3 hours before you leave your home use the enema