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Flexible sigmoidoscopy

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    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if anyone has experienced the following procedure "flexible sigmoidoscopy" (as I have my appointment, next week and I'd like to be prepared)... and I'd like to know what actually happens, why it is being carried out, how it feels, etc.

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    Hi NishaaaR,
    I've had both a colonoscopy and a sigmoidoscopy, and the sigmoidoscopy was a million times better, I guess because it doesn't go in as far. I didn't need any sedation, and the whole thing felt like it lasted about thirty seconds. As far as medical procedures go, it was a piece of cake!
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    (Original post by teh_samby)
    Hi NishaaaR,
    I've had both a colonoscopy and a sigmoidoscopy, and the sigmoidoscopy was a million times better, I guess because it doesn't go in as far. I didn't need any sedation, and the whole thing felt like it lasted about thirty seconds. As far as medical procedures go, it was a piece of cake!
    Thanks for the reply!

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