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Does a sigmoidoscopy help monitor and prevent disease?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Colon cancer kills and this test is designed to test for this problem. You want to discuss with your doctor the pros and cons of this test over a colonoscopy which looks at the entire colon.
Sigmoidoscopy, which uses a shorter scope to examine a smaller portion of the colon can miss something.

In brief: Yes

Colon cancer kills and this test is designed to test for this problem. You want to discuss with your doctor the pros and cons of this test over a colonoscopy which looks at the entire colon.
Sigmoidoscopy, which uses a shorter scope to examine a smaller portion of the colon can miss something.
Dr. Kevin Daus
Dr. Kevin Daus
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Too some

Extent although if indicated a colonosocpy is better as the sigmoidoscopy only looks at the lower 3rd of your colon and rectum. This relates only to diseases of the colon and rectum.

In brief: Too some

Extent although if indicated a colonosocpy is better as the sigmoidoscopy only looks at the lower 3rd of your colon and rectum. This relates only to diseases of the colon and rectum.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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