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Sigmoidoscopy: Step 1

A person having a sigmoidoscopy

You will lie on your left side with your knees pulled up to your belly. The doctor will gently put the thin, flexible sigmoidoscope (scope) in your anus and move the scope slowly through your rectum and lower colon.

By Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
Last Revised October 30, 2013

Last Revised: October 30, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology

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