Having a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

During a flexible sigmoidoscopy your endoscopist passes a long flexible tube containing a camera and a light through your rectum and the lower (sigmoid) colon. This allows your endoscopist to view the lining of this organ.

A flexible sigmoidoscopy will help your doctor to find out why you are having symptoms and make a diagnosis. It will give your endoscopist a clear view of the lining of lower digestive tract and allows your endoscopist to take tissue samples (biopsies) if necessary.

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Having a flexible sigmoidoscopy

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