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Sigmoidoscopy Prep Pain
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
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
Symptoms: minor rectal bleeding (presumably at anus, red blood), painful defection (pain in rectum/anus area), feces of extremely huge size. Pain during prolong sitting. If sigmoidoscopy is required?
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
Lower abdominal pain, pelvic fluid on ultrasound, low grade fever, recent hysteroscopy and sigmoidoscopy, absent ovulation. What might be going on?
Could be anything : The question I want to ask why did you have to have hystroscopy could be related fluid in pelvis mean either rupture cyst with or without blood which could be painful other possibility inflammation from female organ or digestive system like diverticulosis you need a CT scan if you did not have one and if persist you might need laparoscopy see your doctor or yourGYN ...Read more
Not generally: Flexible sig: getting cleaned out by enemas, having a flexible, lit up tube inserted into the rectum, and advanced (steered), under direct vision (video chip inside the scope) from rectum to sigmoid, and descending colon; looks at last 1.5 feet (approx) of intestine.Stops at the turn under the left ribs. No sedation usually, can do biopsy; slight risk of bleed, perforation (1 in several thousand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It examines : The rectum and the sigmoid colon. It can be done in office without any sedation. It can diagnose diseases such as proctitis, colitis, look for polyps in the distal colon amd rectum, and also evaluate hemorrhoids. There are several other uses but the above mentioned are more common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Safe sigmoidoscopy: Sigmoidoscopy, when performed by a trained & experienced endoscopist is generally safe. However, risks to consider, as with any endoscopic test include: tears in the lining of the gut, perforation of the gut that may require surgery to fix, bleeding that may need transfusion, adverse reaction to sedation, infection, a missed diagnosis, and an incomplete test due to patient factors. ...Read more
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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