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A 18-year-old female asked:

i have to get a flexible sigmoidoscopy (ill be sedated) in a couple days and i'm really scared! what is it? does it hurt ? help i'm a 16 y/o girl!

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
A fairly: Routine exam with low risk. Can be uncomfortable and thus sedating meds may be used.
Dr. Etiya Farooq
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No pain: May feel uncomfortable but wont hurt.
Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
Remain calm: I just had my first colonoscopy as my 50th birthday present. I am also an anesthesiologist so i know how safe the procedure and sedation truly are. Statistically your car ride to the hospital carries more risk. You will be safe, comfortable and awaken from your sedation quickly. Trust me, i just went through it.. Good luck.

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