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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Usage

Written by FoundHealth.

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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