Manhattan Gastroenterology
  • MIDTOWN 51 EAST 25TH, 4 FL New York, NY, 10010
  • UPPER EAST SIDE 983 PARK AVE, STE 1D New York, NY, 10028
  • UNION SQUARE 55 W. 17TH ST STE 102 New York, NY, 10011

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HIGH RESOLUTION ANOSCOPY (HRA) PREP
1 DAY BEFORE
  • DO NOT put any creams or medications into your anus
  • DO NOT insert toys, fingers, or other objects into your anus
  • DO NOT douche or use enemas
  • DO NOT have receptive anal sex
  • AFTER MIDNIGHT: STOP EATING
  • You can consume CLEAR LIQUIDS up until 3 hours before the test
    • Clear liquids include iced/hot tea, black coffee, clear broth, apple or white grape juice (without pulp), gingerale, jello, ice pops
MEDICATIONS
  • If you are taking Medicines That Thin Your Blood: Contact your provider to discuss any adjustments that might be required
    • Medications include but are not limited to Aspirin, Plavix, Coumadin, Lovenox, Eliquis, Xarelto
  • If you are taking Aspirin: Do not hold it pre-procedure. Please take it the morning of your procedure with a small sip of water
  • If you are taking Blood Pressure Medication: Do not hold them pre-procedure. Take them the morning of your procedure with a small sip of water
  • If you are taking Diabetes Medications: Contact your prescribing doctor to discuss adjustments the day before and the day of your procedure
PROCEDURE DAY
  • DO NOT DOUCHE OR USE ENEMAS
    • Doing so can make it too difficult to see and we may not be able to do the procedure
  • 3 HOURS BEFORE:
    • STOP CLEAR LIQUIDS. No candy or gum either
  • Take your regular medications in the morning with sips of water
  • Failure to follow these instructions may result in a delay or cancellation of your procedure
ARRIVAL
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to your procedure, no later!
  • Bring list of current medications including doses
  • Bring a Photo ID
  • Bring Insurance Card
  • Bring any applicable Referrals
  • Please do not bring any valuables
ESCORT
  • Please ensure that you have an escort (responsible adult over the age of 18) to pick you up at the end of the procedure
WHAT TO EXPECT POST PROCEDURE
  • You are expected to have post procedure anal pressure. This can last for a few days.
  • For control of pressure, use over the counter Tylenol 325mg, 1-2 tabs every 8 hours as needed, for the first several days.
  • Most patients DO NOT experience pain. Just in case you have pain, your health care provider may prescribe pain control medication
    • If you are one of the few patients who requires pain control medication make sure to bring the rest of your prescription bottle to your follow up appointments
  • Spotting of blood may occur for the first few days after your procedure.
  • Delayed bleeding can occur, usually 1-2 weeks post procedure, when the tissue heals and the scabs from the procedure site start to shed. This is expected
Updated on Apr 29, 2022 by Dr. Shawn Khodadadian (Gastroenterologist) of Manhattan Gastroenterology Manhattan Gastroenterology Locations: Manhattan Gastroenterology (Upper East Side) 983 Park Ave Ste 1D, NY 10028
(212) 427-8761
Manhattan Gastroenterology (Midtown) 51 East 25th Street Ste 407, NY 10010
(212) 533-2400
Manhattan Gastroenterology (Union Square) 55 W 17th St Ste 102, NY 10011
(212) 378-9983