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How far into colon does sigmoidoscopy go

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Sigmoidoscopy exam: The sigmoid colon is the last bend of the gut before food reaches the rectum. Accordingly, examination of the sigmoid & left colon (hence the name "s... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Ziboh
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Varies: Depends on the extentbofbpweforation. Could be from a few hours to days. See your doctor if you have fever , or abdominal pain.
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
Gastroenterology 34 years experience
No: I am not aware of any data to suggest this.
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Depends : An inflamed colon is at higher risk of complications during colonoscopy as it tends to be thicker, more blood flow, and less flexible. If your colon h... Read More
A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 35 years experience
No: A sigmoidoscopy allows viewing of the rectum, sigmoid colon and occasionally the last part of the descending colon. This is about 25% of the colon and... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
It does not fit the : Colon cancers can bleed but they do not regress and go away...They continue to grow and obstruct the large intestine and also spread to the liver with... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
Neonatology 54 years experience
Scopy: of the colon and specially the sigmoid colon and the anus is generally done to rule out lesions of the lower colon specially if there is unexplained ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Many causes: it could be another infection. it could be due to inflammatory bowel disease (such as crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis), it could be a cancer (un... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Well,...: Bright red Blood per your rectum (BRBPR) is never normal and signifies that most likely you have a bleed close to your anus. A sigmoid scope will onl... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Entire sigmoid colon: The report you mentioned used standard language for a complete sigmoidoscopy. The report is telling the reader that the doctor used a sigmoidoscope to... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Not usually: Diverticulosis has quite a different appearance than cancer of the colon and it would be unlikely that the two would be confused by the radiologist if... Read More