Ultrasound of the prostate uses sound waves to produce pictures of a man’s prostate gland and to help diagnose symptoms such as difficulty urinating or an elevated blood test result.
It’s also used to investigate a nodule found during a rectal exam, detect abnormalities, and determine whether the gland is enlarged. Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive, and does not use ionizing radiation.
Patient to have Fleet Enema night before or the morning of the exam.
* YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE THESE ITEMS
1: Magnesium Citrate 10oz (one bottle)
2: Dulcolax or Bisacodyl tablets (2 tablets)
*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