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Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure performed to check and evaluate the lower part of the large intestine called the sigmoid colon and the inner lining of the rectum. During this procedure, either a flexible or rigid endoscope or device with a tiny camera is used to view the large intestine. Sigmoidoscopy helps in detecting colorectal cancer, intestinal polyps, changes in bowel habits, and other conditions.

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What are the Types of Sigmoidoscopy?

There are two types of Sigmoidoscopies, they are:

  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy

What are the Advantages of Sigmoidoscopy?

The advantages of Sigmoidoscopy are:

  • Checks the presence of intestinal ulcers and polyps
  • Helps Detect the colorectal cancer
  • It helps to check the condition of the colon and rectum without any incisions
  • Finds abnormal cell growths in the intestine

What are the Indications of Sigmoidoscopy?

Indications for Sigmoidoscopy are the following:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Intestinal ulcer
  • Polyps
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Intestinal bleeding
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Rectal bleeding

How to Prepare for a Sigmoidoscopy?

  • Your colon should be emptied by using enemas or laxatives before the sigmoidoscopy.
  • You may also be put on a liquid diet 1 or 2 days before the sigmoidoscopy.

Examination of the Sigmoid Colon

During a flexible sigmoidoscopy, the patient is made to lie on their left side on a table. The doctor inserts a sigmoidoscope into the anus and tactfully navigates it through the rectum and the sigmoid colon. The colon is inflated with air to give the doctor a good view of its contents. A tiny camera on the sigmoidoscope transmits a video image from inside the colon to a computer monitor. This helps the doctor to carefully examine the sigmoid colon and rectum of the patient.

What to Expect After the Procedure?

Post procedure, you may experience mild cramping of abdomen and gas due to the air that was pumped into your intestine during the procedure. You will recover in 15 minutes to 1 hour.

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