Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a method in which a medical expert uses a flexible, tight tube called a sigmoidoscope, to glimpse inside your rectum and lower colon.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy can indicate swollen tissue, ulcers, polyps, and cancer.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy can find out the reason for the following symptoms, such as
For a successful flexible sigmoidoscopy, you will need to talk to Islamabad Gastroenterology Associates health professional about the preparations.
Discuss the health problems you have and all the medications including prescribed or non-prescribed medicines, vitamins, and supplements you are taking.
Get written bowel prep instructions to follow so that little or no stool remains in your intestine. Stool inside your intestine can block the clear image of the lining.
In most cases, one may drink or eat the following:
Sigmoidoscope is inserted into the patient’s anus and slowly guided to the rectum and into the sigmoid colon.
The scope pumps air into the large intestine for the better view. The camera shows an image of intestinal lining allowing to examine the tissues lining the patient’s sigmoid colon and rectum.
The patient may be asked to move several times for the adjustments.
After a successful flexible sigmoidoscopy, following can be expected:
The risks of a flexible sigmoidoscopy include:
Bleeding and perforation are the most common complications. Bleeding occur if have polyps removed.
Seek care right away if you have the following symptoms: