Physical Exam Woman Sigmoidoscopy

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Definition

Sigmoidoscopy is a procedure used to see inside the sigmoid colon and rectum.


Alternative Names

Flexible sigmoidoscopy; Sigmoidoscopy - flexible; Proctoscopy; Proctosigmoidoscopy; Rigid sigmoidoscopy


How the test is performed

During the test, you are positioned on your left side with your knees drawn up toward your chest. A gastroenterologist or surgeon will perform the test. First, the doctor does a digital rectal exam by gently inserting a gloved and lubricated finger into the rectum...

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