Introduction of Sigmoidoscopy

You may suffer from abdominal pain or a change in bowel habits. However, if you face more problems like rectal bleeding, chronic diarrhea, or other intestinal problems, that’s when it gets serious.

Sigmoidoscopy is a diagnostic minimally invasive medical examination. It is helpful if you check the large intestine from the rectum through the nearest part of the colon, the sigmoid colon. One section of your colon is close to your anus and rectum.

The reason behind performing Sigmoidoscopy

Sigmoidoscopy is a procedure that helps to see inside the sigmoid rectum and colon. The sigmoid colon is the area of the large intestine that is near the rectum.

The doctor would advise if you notice the following symptoms:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Change in your bowel habits

The above symptoms are the signs of different colon diseases, and the sigmoidoscopy procedure may help determine the symptoms’ root cause. Sigmoidoscopy is also the preferred general screening tool that helps identify colon cancer.

Preparation for an sigmoidoscopy

Preparing for colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy are almost similar ways. You should use one or more enemas approximately two hours before the procedure.

If the entire colon needs to be empty, preparation is even more like the colonoscopy preparation method. The patient should follow a clear liquid diet for one to three days before the procedure.

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