25th November 2019

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What is the purpose of a flexible sigmoidoscopy?

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test that a doctor uses to check the inner lining of your rectum and the lower part of your colon. You may get this test if you have certain gut problems, such as abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, or changes in bowel habits.

Can sigmoidoscopy remove polyps?

Biopsy and Removal of Colon Polyps. The doctor can remove growths, called polyps, during flexible sigmoidoscopy using special tools passed through the scope. Polyps are common in adults and are usually harmless. However, most colon cancer begins as a polyp, so removing polyps early is an effective way to prevent cancer
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