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... or what, they thought their was inflamation so the specialist nurse took biopsies! and they all came back normal, the Sigmoiscopy was fine! they issued me with a Sigmoidscopy because i had rectal bleeding and it was the right thing but nothing was found! ... (3 replies)
... Hey everyone i wonder if you can help, and relate to what i'm saying, as i'm very anxious, i had my sigmoidscopy today and i found it uncomfortable.. they saw no obvious problems but i was told i have a inflamed mucosa in the sigmoid colon? ... (3 replies)
... Its not as easy as that, they have felt a Sigmoidscopy is the right choice, and if a problem is found they will obviously go further.. ... (8 replies)

... Hey i just wanted to fully understand what a Sigmoidscopy does? ... (8 replies)
... I can just imagine your concern at such a young age. You are wise to make an appointment to check this out. Blood comes from many things: fissures, hemorroids, diviticulitis, ibs. I hope you will get a full colonoscopy where the whole colon will be looked at, rather than just a sigmoidscopy. You will feel better once you find out the cause. Good luck to you. (1 replies)
... Yes its a sigmoidscopy I think that they want to give me ill call and see if i can get a colonoscopy (18 replies)
Bowl Question
May 1, 2007
... Hi everyone, i just wanted to see if what i have expierenced you all can relate to! basically for 4 months now i have had bowl problems, i have had ab scan, a sigmoidscopy! which found a slighty inflamed bowel but biopsies where taken and it found nothing wrong at all.. i have gettin strange feelings i am passing mushy stool lately.. i go in the morning and usually again at... (0 replies)
Biopsy Results
Apr 28, 2007
... or what, they thought their was inflamation so the specialist nurse took biopsies! and they all came back normal, the Sigmoiscopy was fine! they issued me with a Sigmoidscopy because i had rectal bleeding and it was the right thing but nothing was found! ... (0 replies)
... Waiting on results is always a worrying time and none of us can guess what the outcome of the biopsies are likely to be, but from what you have been told and what's written on the paperwork it all sounds pretty positive.There's every likelyhood that the enema has caused the inflamation. I know it's easier said than done but try and relax and stay positive. Please let us... (3 replies)
... Can any1 help plz?? (3 replies)
... doctors have checked me and said its everything is ok and its probs hemmoriods, i'm sceduled for a sigmoidscopy next week.. i'm just worried, my stools are a light brown colour neally always is this normal? ... (3 replies)
Cannot go
Mar 22, 2007
... You should follow up if it continues. I would think the next step would be a sigmoidscopy or colonoscopy. ... (2 replies)
... I agree with having the full colonoscopy so they can check the whole length of the colon. The colonocopy does not hurt. The Prep is not the best but you can live with that for just the day. (8 replies)
... Hello all Sigmoidoscopies are the first choice here in the UK because they are so much more cheaper than colonoscopies and can often be carried out during the first appointment with a consultant. In my husbands case he was also able to take a biopsy there and then as his primary tumor was so low down. Also you do not have to have the prep for a sigmoidoscopy. Your... (8 replies)
... Not true, unfortunately. About 40% of colon cancers are located in the ascending large bowel ( right side) where the sigmoidscope cannot go. Also the chances of bowel perforations with either procedure is about the same. Has to do mainly with the skill of the doctor performing the procedure. I agree with the rest of the respondees. If you are going to go through the hassle... (8 replies)
... I have heard that also...just go for the colonoscopy. You have the same prep and you might as well have it all the way!! Check with your Dr and insurance. (8 replies)
... Hi, The sigmoidoscopy does not go as far up -- and yes you are awake and unsedated for the experience. MY personal feeling after having had a few of each is to skip the sigmoidoscopy and go for the colonoscopy -- IF your insurance will pay. Here is why: Last time I suffered through the prep and the pain of a signmoidoscopy, they found my tumor and I had to go have a... (8 replies)
... Hi, A colonoscopy "scopes" the entire length of the large intestine. A sigmoidoscopy "scopes" as far as the sigmoid colon. Which is a term for part of the large intestine. Usually they put people under anesthesia for a colon-oscopy and you can get a sigmoidoscopy while awake. I have had quite a few of both of these done because I am an ulcerative colitis patient. Hope... (8 replies)
... Would someone who knows mind answering please, i would appreciate it thankyou. (8 replies)
Flattened stools?
Nov 27, 2006
... cer. Sometimes stool just doesn't get properly formed if you have IBS, not eating enough fiber, and bad diet. If stools were flat due to colon cancer, a flexible sigmoidscopy would be able to go far enough to pick up the rectal cancer. At 40 you need to have a colonoscopy regardless, not a sigmoidscopy! ... (6 replies)

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