COLONOSCOPY INFORMATION IN ENGLISH
Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment.
It is important that you read all the information below as soon as possible and complete instructions for bowel preparation as advised.
1 week prior to the appointment please purchase PLENVU (or alternative bowel prep) and DULCOLAX TABS.
PLENVU can be made-up and chilled in the fridge for up to 6 hours before drinking
The purpose of a colonoscopy is to look inside your large intestine (colon) for polyps, cancers, ulcers, and other conditions.
The doctor will pass a flexible tube through the anus and examine the colon. The tube has a small camera and a headlight which allow the doctor to see the inside of your colon on a TV monitor. The doctor can take biopsies of abnormal areas, and can also remove polyps. The examination usually takes under half an hour. It may cause some discomfort. Occasionally relaxing medication may be necessary. In case you need this, you can not drive a car the rest of the day and it is recommended that you have someone to follow you home.
Are you taking anticoagulant drugs?
You must notify us in advance if you are taking anticoagulant drugs.
Marevan/warfarin, Xarelto, Pradaxa or Eliquis if possible, should be stoppet two days before the examination. Please contact your "fastlege" if you are unsure if stopping the drug is safe for you.
For patients on Marevan :
Please come 20 minutes early to check INR here at the office.
How to get here?
Kanalveien 64, 1st floor.
The office is located near the roundabout Kanalveien/Minde Allé. The main entrance is on the side facing Sigdal Kjøkken.
We have limited parking place in the basement, designated Kanalspesialistene.
Patients are encouraged to use public transport. Bybanen (the light rail) to Wergeland is a good option and from there it is about a 3 minute walk.
For other options, please check Skyss
If you need to change or cancel the appointment:
The examination is time- and resource intensive, and there is a long waiting list. Please inform us (by e-mail or phone) as soon as possible if the appointment is inconvenient.
If you fail to give notice more than 48 hours before the scheduled appointmen, you will be charged a fee totaling NOK 409, -.
If you have any questions concerning the examination, or if you need to change/cancel your appointment, we can be reached by
Price for the consultation is NOK 351,-. Submission of samples NOK 55, - .
In addition, expenses for disposables by procedure - minimum NOK 177,-.
If there are any changes in your medical condition while waiting for the appointment, or if you think you have to wait too long, please contact the referring GP, who can contact us with additional information.
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