Having a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

During Flexible Sigmoidoscopy your endoscopist is able to view the inside of the lower part of the large bowel, up to the Sigmoid Colon. A long flexible tube connected to a camera (a sigmoidoscope) is carefully passed through the anus into the large bowel. It will give a clear view of the lining of the bowel and also allow your doctor to take a tissue sample (biopsy) if necessary.

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Having a flexible sigmoidoscopy

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