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how far into colon does sigmoidoscopy go

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
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

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Ziboh
26 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: Depends on the extentbofbpweforation. Could be from a few hours to days. See your doctor if you have fever , or abdominal pain.
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Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually : Fairly quickly
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
33 years experience Internal Medicine
No: I am not aware of any data to suggest this.
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Dr. Tadge Kanjo
23 years experience General Surgery
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
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
53 years experience Neonatology
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
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
35 years experience Gastroenterology
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
30 years experience Family Medicine
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
25 years experience Internal Medicine
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
61 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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