Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Like a colonoscopy, a sigmoidoscopy examines a portion of your colon looking for precancerous polyps. What's the difference between the two?

Simply put, a sigmoidoscopy only looks at the lower portion, or left side, of the colon while a colonoscopy views the entire colon. If your doctor has ordered a flexible sigmoidoscopy be sure to follow all of the instructions provided. 

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