Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
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Endoscopy

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Diagnostic examination of the rectum and lower part of the large intestine (colon/bowel)

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A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure that involves the examination of the rectum and lower part of the large intestine (colon/bowel). A narrow, flexible, telescopic camera, known as a sigmoidoscope, is passed through the anus into the colon.

Guide Price: £1,100
**Guide prices may vary following consultation

FAQs

A flexible sigmoidoscopy is often advised with significant changes in bowel habits or when experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Rectal bleeding or blood in the stools
  • Chronic diarrhoea
  • Persistent constipation
  • Unexplained weight loss

A flexible sigmoidoscopy can also be used to investigate new and/or monitor existing bowel conditions such as:

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Internal haemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Polyps
  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer

A flexible sigmoidoscopy can also be used to treat conditions such as volvulus, a condition in which a loop of intestine becomes twisted and causes an obstruction of the bowel.

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