Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

It is used to examine and diagnose problems inside your rectum and lower colon. The procedure is most often done to:

  • Obtain tissue samples for testing
  • Identify the cause of rectal bleeding, diarrhea, constipation, lower abdominal pain, or inflammation
  • Detect the presence of or remove polyps (small growths than can turn cancerous)
  • Monitor response to treatment if you have inflammatory bowel disease
  • Screen for colorectal cancer
 
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