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Sigmoidoscopy How Far In Does It Go
I'm terrified for my flexible sigmoidoscopy! what do they do? Do you lay down? Do they give you a gown to wear? Does it hurt? How far up does it go?
Sigmoidoscopy is the use of a flexible fiberoptic camera or specially designed scope to examine the inside of the colon. Because the procedure only examines the left side of the colon (in an area called the sigmoid), it is termed sigmoidoscopy. This is to differentiate it from a colonoscopy, where the entire right and left side of the colon is examined. A sigmoidoscopy ...Read more
Ask your doc: Ask your doc about indication for procedure, nature of procedure, alternatives (including not doing it), significant risks and benefits-whether it is re: sigmoidoscopy, or any other. Doc needs to inform you re: above factors, so you can make an informed consent. Also can go online to am. Coll. Gastroenterology for information. ...Read more
I having a flexible sigmoidoscopy and I have fleet ready to use when do I use it before going in to hospital ?
Will entonox be enough to calm me and relieve pain for sigmoidoscopy? Extreme anxiety. Also told to take Valium before i go although seem to be immune
My mum has irritable bowel syndrome and a fissure. She is going for a flexible sigmoidoscopy. Is this safe?
Sigmoidoscope: Scope is done quite frequently, and under hands of good gastroenterologist, complications are minimal. ...Read more
I have slime in my stool, could that be from hemorrhoids? I have to go on sigmoidoscopy so that my doctor will see what's going in there.
Answer with sig: You will get your answer when you have the sig done. ...Read more
I'm having occational pain in lower left flank. It's like burning sensation and goes away after30-40mts. CT or Ultra Sound and sigmoidoscopy are OK?
Question?: Did you have a question regarding your condition? It sounds like you had a lot of testing done, but no diagnosis. The diagnosis starts with a full description of your symptoms, including its character (burning) & timing (which u gave) but also its precipitating factors (what are you doing when pain starts, how long after eating?, etc). Use HealthTap Prime or talk to your doc before getting tests. ...Read more
My son 18yrs old with bloody stools. He was schedule for a sigmoidoscopy.,using fleet enema. He don't want to go through this. What's the alternative?
Bowel prep: Some centers will not even attempt a procedure like a sigmoidoscopy unless the patient is willing to follow the preparation protocol. That said, they may be willing to do so if the patient does a significant bowel prep using a bottle of magnesium citrate or similar agent. I would call the center and see. The exam is worthless unless the fecal material is removed and the colon can be seen. ...Read more
Dad had polpys. High risk bowl cancer. Blood /mucus every time I go. Bowel cancer? Sigmoidoscopy normal other than piles.
Proctosigmoidoscopy is an examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon (just above the rectum) using a narrow, rigid scope with a built-in light. A small amount of air is usually introduced to distend the bowel, allowing for a better view. Generally, a limited prep is helpful, but not always necessary. ...Read more
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