Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

  • This is limited examination of the left colon and rectum (back passage) with fiber-optic telescope.
  • It is usually performed without any sedation and takes approximately 10 to 20 minutes.
  • This procedure usually does not require oral bowel preparation and can be performed after an enema.
  • This test is commonly used to investigate the bright red rectal bleeding.
  • This test allows the endoscopist to take tissue samples and remove any polyps from the bowel.